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Spirituality, justice, love of fresh food fuel Providence Associate’s sustainable lifestyle.

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 1:28 pm by

“Living sustainably has always been a way for me to live out my spiritual life. I feel it has helped me connect the way I live day in and day out, hour to hour to the meaning of my life.” Continue reading

Sister Ruth Johnson: kinship with creation

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 1:14 pm by

“We have forced the planet to supply all our needs and given nothing in return — thus alienating our very life source and now the earth cries out in pain. How can we abandon that cry?” Continue reading

Care of Earth attracts new members

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 1:01 pm by

The Sisters of Providence ministry educating toward care for creation at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice is attracting young women to joining the Congregation. Continue reading

Ilia Delio to present on creation, science and theology at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 11:55 am by

Nationally known Ilia Delio, OSF, weaves history, science and theology into presentations that are dynamic, engaging and witty. Sister Ilia is a highly intelligent woman religious with doctorates in pharmacology and historical theology. She is a gifted teacher, currently serving  Continue Reading »

Sustainability midst the bustle

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 6:00 am by

How does one fit living an ecologically friendly lifestyle into the busyness of life? For Providence Associates Jennifer and Duane Drake, it’s about being gentle with themselves in the process. Continue reading

Cherishing creation

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 6:00 am by

“Our promise in this time is to be God’s loving care for all creation, to be one of the ways God sustains life. We desire to live in right relationship with our Earth and with all that dwells on Earth.” Continue reading

Land Ethic from HOPE

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 6:00 am by

We hope this portion of the Sisters of Providence land ethic offers you ideas for creating your own guiding principals for living in harmony with creation. Continue reading

God’s garden

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 6:00 am by

“I have never worked with gardeners before,” Sister Mary Ann said. “But they were all patient with me. It is so much fun to be around these gardeners. I have learned so much!” Continue reading

Providence: together as one creation

Posted on April 20, 2014 at 2:00 am by

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

Earth as home

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 9:00 am by

(This article was originally published in the Summer 2013 edition of HOPE.) If you spend any amount of time with a Sister of Providence or a group of sisters, you will quickly learn that taking care of Earth as home  Continue Reading »

Immersed in creation: Sister Lynne Baron, FCJ

Posted on October 8, 2011

A physics teacher from Liverpool, England has allowed Earth to touch her soul this month at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. Sister Lynne Baron’s desire for a sabbatical that was hands-on and had something to do with creation led her to White  Continue Reading »

Retreat experience

Posted on June 30, 2011

Retreat adds new dimension to Earth education Two women recently let Earth deepen their relationship with the Divine. Noni Strand and Sister Meg Gemar participated in a week-long private Earth Retreat at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice in June. Noni  Continue Reading »