Sister Mary Tomlinson: on telling her son she wanted to be a sister

Sister Mary: How do I tell my son I want to become a Catholic sister?

Sister Mary: How I came to be a Catholic sister

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Favorite TV program: the news
Favorite music/song: anything by John Denver. (My son thinks that’s hilarious.)
Favorite place: I love Chicago! I am a Chicagoan through and through.
Favorite Scripture passage: from Jeremiah 29:11-13
“I alone know my purpose for you, says Yahweh, my purpose for your prosperity and my purpose not to harm you, my purpose to give you hope with a future in it. When you call upon me and come and pray, I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me wholeheartedly.”
Favorite food: any one of my Mother’s hearty meat and potatoes meals; my Mother’s scalloped potatoes.
Favorite hobby: crocheting, especially afghans
Favorite author: pretty much any writer of mysteries, spy novels and books on politics.
Favorite hero: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Amy Miranda

Amy Miranda is a Providence Associate of the Sisters of Providence and a staff member in their Advancement Services office. Amy is a 1998 graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She currently manages the SP publication HOPE and works on marketing support for Providence Associates, new membership and Saint Mother Theodore Guerin.

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