Providence Associates Features
“Take My Hand,” a retreat for Providence Associates, based on the writings of Saint Mother Theodore, was a special retreat. It reached into the story of Mother Theodore and brought it forward to our lives in the present, shares Joanna Dailey of the March 2014 Providence Associate retreat at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Continue reading
Recently “Providence Circles” were formed based on geographic area. Twelve are now operating across the U.S. Because not all Associates live near to each other, two “virtual” Providence Circles were also established. These groups meet via conference call. Any associate, candidate-associate or sister is welcome to attend any of the circles. Continue reading
Candidate-Associates took the commitment to become Providence Associates for one year, following their year of discernment and companioning by either a Sister of Providence or Providence Associate. Hear about several of their journeys. Continue reading
On November 2, 2013, six Providence Associate renewed their commitment to the Sisters of Providence at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Indianapolis. S. Connie Kramer led the ceremony of renewal with Millie Brady and Alice Shelton reading from Scripture and Continue Reading »
Thank you Evan Drake for reminding me, reminding all of us, that you don’t need to be an adult to want to associate yourself with a loving Provident God or to be part of a group that commits itself to communicating that God’s providential care to others through works of love, mercy and justice.
No doubt Evan’s family has played a large part in his faith development and in his knowing a loving God. But I would like to give his association with the Sisters of Providence some credit!
He can’t have missed how genuinely excited people seem to be about being Associates, about being part of something bigger than themselves, about knowing that the unity they share with the Sisters of Providence and other Associates through this relationship enables them to be better people and to have an impact on life as they know it. Continue reading
On Washington’s Whidbey Island, on a very Pacific Northwest Sunday morning as far as the weather was concerned, Rev. Amy Donohue-Adams and Rev. William Seth Adams, husband and wife retired Episcopal priests, became Providence Associates. Continue reading
A new group of Candidate-Associates began their journey with the Sisters of Providence as they explore the Providence Associate relationship on Saturday, Oct. 5, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Providence Associates is open to women and men of all faith traditions who desire a closer relationship with the charism of Providence and the sisters. Continue reading
Annual Gathering 2013 Photo Album Providence Circles are alive and energized! After months of preparation, discussion and planning, Providence Associates were introduced to Providence Circles at their annual meeting June 28-July 1 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Providence Circles comprise a network Continue Reading »
The annual retreat for all Providence Associates and associate companions is scheduled for March 1-3, 2013, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Registration deadline is Feb. 1. The retreat is called, “Digging deeper: Exploring our spiritual gifts.” Jeanne Connally is the presenter. Jeanne Continue Reading »
Judy Meyer and Nancy McClaskey recently renewed their commitment to the Sisters of Providence as Providence Associates. The renewal occurred in the chapel at Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indianapolis. Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp was the host and many Indianapolis Continue Reading »
Sister Diane Mason, director of Providence Associates, and Debbie Dillow, assistant director, attended the Sharing Gifts/Sharing Leadership Workshop at the Racine Dominican Retreat Program’s Siena Center in Racine, Wis., on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Also attending were Providence Associates Marilyn Continue Reading »