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Residents at Providence Health Care at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are always glad when Benny volunteers. With the help of his human companion, Providence Associate Judy Collins, Benny takes time to visit and bring a smile to everyone’s face.
Benny gets a lot of attention from the residents at Providence Health Care.
Benny plays hide and seek with a blanket.
Sister Anita Bechert is the first one to get to hold Benny on this visit.
Everyone is waiting to see what Benny will do next.
Sister Miriam Clare Stoll talks to Benny while Sister Mary Esther waits patiently for her turn.
Benny takes a brief moment for himself!
Sister Mary Esther swaddles Benny .
“I’m ready for my closeup!”
Sister Marian Ruth Johnson smiles broadly while Benny just relaxes.
Judy Collins takes a moment to pet Benny who is content on the lap of Sister Mary Louise O’Connor.
Mary Riley is director of operations for White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Prior to her current role, she served as the marketing manager for some ministries of the Sisters of Providence including White Violet Center for Eco-Justice and the Volunteer Services.
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