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Sister Denise Wilkinson encourages us during Lent

Easter-rotator-photo-300x200If you still have snow on the ground and have to bundle up to ward off the cold, spring and Lent (or Easter, for that matter) may be the furthest thing from your mind. Sister Denise Wilkinson, general superior of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, shares with us a beautiful quote from Ilia Delio, OSF, a contemporary theologian, that begins, “The choices we make in love and for love co-create our future. When we see ourselves as part of the larger whole, we act on behalf of the whole of which we are a part. …”

“The ideas jam-packed into these five sentences both challenge me and stir a sense of excitement in me as I begin to prepare for Lent and the practices of prayer and action that would help me choose “in love and for love” for the good of the whole,” says Sister Denise.

How do you plan to journey through Lent in prayer and action? Perhaps you’ll get a few ideas from Sister Denise’s reflection. Share with us how you plan to “mindfully retrace Jesus’ journey from death into life” this Easter season. You might just be the warm spark that ignites the Lenten season for someone else!


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The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are a congregation of Roman Catholic women religious (sisters) who minister throughout the United States and Taiwan. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence in 1840. The congregation has a mission of being God's Providence in the world by committing to performing works of love, mercy and justice in service among God's people.

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