Opening day of Providence Event 2012
The Providence Event 2012, Providence: Mystical Window on the World opened Friday morning, June 15, in the O’Shaughnessy Dining Room in Providence Center with featured speaker Ron Rolheiser, OMI. The event was sponsored by the Women of Providence in Collaboration (WPC), an organization for sisters and associates who bear the name and charism of Providence. Of the more than 300 people attending the event, more than 60 were associates of the various Providence congregations and there were also at least 50 other guests only attending Friday’s session.
Prior to Father Ron’s presentation, General Superior Sister Denise Wilkinson welcomed all the guests to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. Sister Ann Margaret O’Hara, executive director of WPC, was recognized for her leadership of the organization as well as her leadership in planning Providence Event 2012. Since Sister Ann Margaret will be stepping down from her position later in the summer, she was presented with two special gifts on behalf of WPC by Sister Kathleen Popko, SP, president of the Sisters of Providence of Holyoke, Mass.