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Notes from the Vocations Director

Ways providence blessed me in 2013

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 2:53 pm by

As we ended 2013 and welcomed 2014, as always, I took time to reflect on how Providence blessed me over the past months. In no particular order these are a few of the countless blessings I want to share: Continue reading

Fall Discernment

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 10:15 am by

As Providence would have it, interest in religious life with our congregation is still alive and well! Most recently, five young women joined the Sisters of Providence New Membership team at the Fall Discernment Weekend, which was held during the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin FEST at Saint Mary-of-
the-Woods, Ind. The theme of the weekend was “How do I know what God wants me to do.” Continue reading

World Youth Day

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 2:21 pm by

About 800 teens and young adult Catholics from all over the Midwest region gathered at Marian Catholic High School for the 13th bi-annual World Youth Day on Saturday, July 27, from 1 to 11 p.m. The 10-hour day began with  Continue Reading »

Gathering of Women Religious

Posted on July 8, 2013 at 4:30 pm by

I attended the 4th and the last gathering of Women Religious Moving Forward in Hope in Chicago. In this gathering there were 44 vocation directors and leadership team members who participated from 23 women religious communities. A total of 115 apostolic women communities engaged in these four gatherings planned and facilitated by National Religious Vocation Conference and funded by the GHR Foundation. Continue reading

Religious life

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 10:49 am by

Since I became a Sister of Providence, I have seen dramatic shifts in religious life. New forms of living the consecrated life have emerged. One thing is the wearing of the religious habit, living in a convent and declining membership.  Continue Reading »

National Vocation Awareness Week January 13-19

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 2:55 pm by

During this week and, as we start a new year, let us be mindful and thankful of God’s gift of vocation. We continually grow in our relationship with God and all of creation as we generously respond to that call.  Continue Reading »

The gift of vocation

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 3:56 pm by

There were over 300 who attended the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) Convocation in Plano, Texas.  Of that number, I was one of the more than 100 first timers! Participants came as far as Guam, Canada and Ireland. The theme  Continue Reading »

New postulant Joni Luna enters

Posted on October 16, 2012 at 1:51 pm by

A lot to be grateful for among our sisters in initial formation … Sister Hanna Corbin professed first vows after completing the mission novice year on July 1. This year of formation provides further opportunity for the integration of personal  Continue Reading »

Inviting the Holy Spirit into your life

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 2:27 pm by

As we celebrate Pentecost, the “process of discernment” comes to mind. I reflect on/imagine Jesus’ followers in a locked room, fearful, agitated and probably confused, uncertain as to what they needed to do now that Jesus was no longer with  Continue Reading »

A Lenten message

Posted on March 1, 2012 at 2:47 pm by

Traditionally, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and has been thought of as a time to give up something. This action creates a reminder of repentance and renewal in one’s relationship with God and others. However, today many prefer to think  Continue Reading »

A Valentine message from Sister Editha

Posted on February 13, 2012 at 8:59 pm by

We pray that God will bless you with an abundance of love and that you will share your love with all those who are special in your life. We pray that God’s love, compassion and generosity will continue to shine  Continue Reading »

You can be someone’s present!

Posted on December 7, 2011 at 2:52 pm by

Share the true expression of the Christmas spirit! Invite an elderly neighbor to dinner, visit a person who is homebound, clean the house of a single parent, comfort someone who is grieving or make a care package for someone who  Continue Reading »

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