Providence Associates Features
“Times have changed and you have to grow,” Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College President Dottie King said. “We conducted a program analysis a few years ago and made some hard, internal decisions. They weren’t unanimous decisions. We now need to continue to move forward.” Continue reading
We have reflected on what it means to be a Providence woman. We have shared our gratitude and the inspiration we find from Saint Mother Theodore. In all these opportunities for sharing, we see the hand of Providence guiding us and calling us to walk together on this path that Providence has chosen for us. Continue reading
Coming home means … friendly faces and laughter.
Coming home means … feeling at ease and at peace.
Coming home means … being together in Our Woods! Continue reading
“For me, being a Providence Associate gives me focus. As a Roman Catholic, living and preaching the Gospel (using words only when necessary) is a mission. But being a Providence Associate focuses that mission into a passion to spread the good news without acting superior,” writes 25-year-old Providence Associate Kaitlyn Willy on her blog for her newly founded e-magazine focused on bringing retreats to people in their daily life. Continue reading
Dottie King, Ph.D. is a wife, mother of six, grandmother and non-Catholic. These roles have not excluded her from also becoming president of the Sisters of Providence-sponsored Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC). She’s also a strong proponent of furthering the mission of love, mercy and justice. Continue reading
Coming together has the power to change us. We form new relationships, share ideas and resources, make new friends. Along the way we are often called to change our minds and our ways of doing things, writes Sister Nancy Nolan as she reflects on collaboration and Providence spirituality.
How I came to see Providence in this light is a story in collaboration itself. Continue reading
It takes a lot of dedicated work and the collaboration of many, many caring volunteers to make The Helping Hands thrift shop in West Terre Haute work. But a group of caring people bring clothing and other necessities to their community through this shop built on faith and love for others. Continue reading
“There was no mixing with the ‘lay people,’” Sister Diane recalls. At that time, Sister Diane never would have imagined she’d find herself where she is today. Sister Diane now ministers as the director of the Providence Associates. Providence Associates are women and men from diverse faith traditions. They study and then make commitments with the Sisters of Providence to join in the mission of love, mercy and justice in service among God’s people. Continue reading
“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