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Opening minds to greater worlds

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 8:40 am by

From assisting 5-year-olds to sharpen eye-hand coordination to administering a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) school to creating curriculum for a new doctoral program, Sister of Providence educators and their colleagues are integrating into their ministries newer technologies as they evolve. Continue reading

Community prayer via Skype™

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 8:40 am by

Sisters Brigid Ann and Eileen Bonner are in Louisville and Sister Mary Morley (formerly Sister David Mary) is in Cincinnati. The time to pray is marked on the computer monitor. They gather “face to face” by way of Skype. You’ll find them there weekdays at 4 p.m. and weekends at 10 a.m. Continue reading

Seek prayer @

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 8:40 am by

“I think people trust the sisters. They trust in their prayer and in the lives they lead and the mission they are trying to carry out, and they feel that they have some power with God. That’s not to say they don’t have it themselves, but they are not alone in whatever they’re coping with,” Sister Nancy Nolan said.Currently Sister Nancy Nolan (formerly Sister Jean Paula) is the sister on the other end of the computer when someone submits an online prayer request. She responds to prayer requests sent via the SP website or Facebook page. As a former general superior, teacher and school administrator, she is well-connected to SP friends. Continue reading

A walk through the convent

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 8:40 am by

The Sisters of Providence buildings are a technological hodgepodge. New computers sit next to typewriters, old table-based sewing machines next to electronic ones, and giant dictionaries next to compact discs. This photo series shows the study in contrasts, where decades of technology sit comfortably side by side. Continue reading

Sister Jody O’Neil selected for Clowes art display

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 9:26 am by

Sister Jody O’Neil is one of a select group of juried artists, providing a four-foot by four-foot white-on-white individual piece of art as part of a large mosaic of Hoosier visual art that now adorns the south wall of the Clowes  Continue Reading »

Miracle Place – Fiesta Friday! Big Announcement!

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 5:26 am by

On Friday, Oct. 4, Miracle Place, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, celebrated the 13th Annual Fiesta Friday Benefit Event with nearly 500 friends in attendance. A big announcement made that night was met with much enthusiasm. Continue reading

Care of Earth in everyday life: Sisters Ellen Cunningham and Rosemary Nudd

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm by

Sisters Rosemary Nudd, Ellen Cunningham and Dorothy Rasche walk the talk by living and demonstrating care of Earth in their everyday lives. Continue reading

Community from afar

Posted on October 1, 2013 at 1:00 am by

Sisters living far from the SP motherhouse still feel a deep connection to the community. Continue reading

Meeting needs far and wide

Posted on October 1, 2013 at 1:00 am by

Sister Josephine ministered as a nurse from July 1969 to August 1971 in Vietnam during the war. She served taking care of children in an orphanage. Today she accompanies sisters having with special health needs. Continue reading

Accounting for relationships

Posted on October 1, 2013 at 1:00 am by

Sister Deborah Campbell travels the world in service to the those in need in her ministry as senior auditor with Catholic Relief Services (CRS). “It’s those sorts of connections that are meaningful. I try to treat everyone like they are valuable, like I would want to be treated,” Sister Deborah said. Continue reading

SP mission: alive with the times

Posted on October 1, 2013 at 1:00 am by

From 1840 to 2013 our mission has remained unchanged. The expression of that mission, the way we live it out has evolved so that we can continue to serve people facing the pressing needs of the times. Continue reading

Retired sister provides “sweet balm” to those she serves as a volunteer

Posted on October 1, 2013 at 1:00 am by

One week’s ministry involves driving to a school to pick up empty backpacks, driving to the food filling point and then back to the school to distribute the food-laden backpacks to homeless children for the weekend. When this task is finished, she companions an elderly sister, performing tasks around the sister’s house. She then visits with a woman who is in a dying condition. Before heading home she stops by the Food Bank and Catholic Charities to offer assistance. Continue reading

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