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Reflections & Writings

A weekend with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and the Providence Associates

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 2:30 pm by

“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

A story for lenten reflection

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 2:40 pm by

Sister Diane Mason, director of Providence Associates shares this creative lenten reflection. Continue reading

Sister Denise Wilkinson encourages us during Lent

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 3:12 pm by

Sister Denise Wilkinson, general superior of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, encourages us to think positively about the Lenten season that we enter into this week. Don’t let cold weather deter you from beginning to think about Jesus’ journey from death into life, as we welcome spring and Easter. Continue reading

Discussing and being community

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 12:52 pm by

“So often the truth is the simplest thing, and for sure the answer to building and maintaining the bonds of community is the sharing of our stories,” says Providence Associate Jeannie Smith of the Feb. 15 gathering of Sisters of Providence and Associates in southern California. Continue reading

Sister Denise reflection: 2012 Rite of Commitment

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 1:56 pm by

How wonderful to gather today to celebrate lives knit together in a profound way by the charism of the providence of God, by the conviction that God’s design for us and for Earth, for all creation is a compassionate and  Continue Reading »

Journey into Holy Mystery

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 10:33 am by

This time of year our thoughts turn to a journey that ended and yet began in our beloved Woods so many years ago. We remember women of admirable courage: astonishing, really, what it must have taken for Mother Theodore and  Continue Reading »

Opening prayer February 2012 advisory board meeting

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 9:46 am by

The following prayer and blessing opened the Feb. 4, 2012, Providence Associates Advisory Board meeting. The prayer and blessing were created by Sister Margaret Kelly, Pat Gill, PA, and Lenore Renier, PA. Since this was the first meeting for Debbie  Continue Reading »

Sister Denise reflection: 2011 Rite of Commitment

Posted on November 12, 2011 at 8:03 pm by

On Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, 15 Providence Candidate-Associates made their first commitments in a ceremony and Eucharistic Liturgy in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. General Superior Sister Denise Wilkinson provided the following reflection during the Rite of Commitment and  Continue Reading »

Opening prayer for September 2011 board meeting

Posted on September 19, 2011 at 8:05 pm by

The following prayer was created by Sister Kay Manley and Providence Associate Marilyn Neuman for the Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, Providence Associate Advisory Board meeting at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Sister Kay and Marilyn are both members of the advisory board. Prayer  Continue Reading »

Sister Denise reflection: 2010 Rite of Commitment

Posted on November 15, 2010 at 9:52 am by

On Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, a Rite of Commitment and Renewal ceremony was held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Twenty Providence Candidate-Associates made their first commitments, while 60 Providence Associates renewed their comitments. Below is the reflection given  Continue Reading »

Receiving God’s unconditional love

Posted on July 20, 2010 at 1:46 pm by

Providence Associate Jenny Nowalk of Culver, Ind., spent the week of July 12, 2010, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Sister Rebecca “Becky” Keller, Volunteer Services coordinator, helped Jenny arrange a place to volunteer. Jenny also spent time reading, reflecting, praying and sharing  Continue Reading »

‘Ripples of hope to our world’

Posted on June 29, 2010 at 1:43 pm by

On Monday afternoon, June 28, 2010, during the first day of the Annual Meeting, Sister Diane Mason, assistant director of Providence Associates, delivered the reflection during the Eucharistic Liturgy in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. This day was the  Continue Reading »

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