Providence Associates from near and far gathered at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods the last weekend in June for their 2016 annual meeting. There were celebrations, business meetings, community building, visits with the sisters and each other and even the first opportunity in the Sisters of Providence history for Providence Associates to be present for a portion of the Sisters of Providence General Chapter. Enjoy the photos!
Sister Marian Brady, left , greets Providence Associate Teresa Clark before the opening ceremony for General Chapter.
Sister Jenny Howard presents to the Providence Associates during their annual meeting on the Congregations efforts and successes at inviting new members.
Providence Associate Sheila Donis, back center, near behind some of the beautiful table decorations she hand crafted for the meeting.
Providence Associate Sheila Donis, right, along with, from left, Sisters Mary Ann Stewart and Joan Slobig, prepare the altar cloth during the Jubilee Mass celebration.
General Superior Sister Denise Wilkinson addresses the Providence Associates during their annual meeting as General Officers Sisters Dawn Tomaszewski, Lisa Stallings, Jenny Howard and Mary Beth Klingel look on.
Providence Candidate-Associate Sara Bennet during a prayer time at the annual meeting.
Providence Associate Rosaline Secrest presents to those gathered on Providence Circles.
Providence Associate Margo Edwards-O’Toole during a prayer time.
Providence Associate Marsha McCarty joins a table discussion with Sisters of Providence and other associates on the first day of the General Chapter.
Sister Joanne Cullins, front, with Providence Associates, from left, Jane Fischer and Jean Smith.
Providence Associate Cynthia MacWhorter during a table discussion with sisters and associates.
Providence Associates do a fun and funny song and dance performance for the Sisters of Providence and Providence Associates gathered for the supper social on Sunday.
Providence Associate Regina Hartman joins in singing a song during a prayer time to open the meeting.
Providence Associate Linda McMahon joins table discussion.
Providence Associates, Sisters of Providence and guests gather for the celebratory jubilee Liturgy.
Mel Marino Wolff introduces her hearty band of Providence Associates performers as they begin the song and dance spoof performance during the social supper.
Providence Associates and sisters gathered for the Chapter opening ceremony take a few minutes to get better acquainted with those near them.
Providence Associate Maureen Baca participates in the meeting.
Sister Mary Montgomery and Providence Associate Mel Marino Wolff get better acquainted.
Providence Associate Mary Carroll Blocher participates in the meeting.
Providence Associate Marilyn Webb at the meeting.
Providence Associate Ron Keller
Providence Associate Lorrie Scheidler hands out “unite-mints” favors to Sisters of Providence and Providence Associates at the Sunday evening social dinner.
Front from left Sister Carolyn Bouchard and Providence Associate Kim Knoblock with Sister Marsha Speth at the podium during a prayer time on the first day of Chapter.
Providence Associate and Liturgy Coordinator Karen Sagraves at the piano during the special Liturgies.
Providence Associate Kaitlyn Willy, right, renewed her commitment as a Providence Associate while at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from Texas for the annual meeting. From left Sisters Dina Bato and Dawn Tomaszewski enjoy a laugh along with Kaitlyn’s friend from Texas, Christina Reego.
Providence Associate Kaitlyn Willy, right, renewed her commitment as a Providence Associate while at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from Texas for the annual meeting. From left Sisters Dina Bato and Dawn Tomaszewski along with Kaitlyn’s friend from Texas, Christina Reego, bless Kaitlyn during the brief ceremony in the shrine.
Providence Associate Jude Magers clarifies a point.
Providence Associates Jane Fischer and Marilyn Webb have a fun discussion during a break.
Sisters of Providence, Providence Associates and other guests join hands for the Lord’s prayer during the celebratory Mass.
Sisters of Providence and Providence Associates during a prayer moment on the first day of Chapter.
Providence Associates greet Sister Emily Walsh as she arrives and the Providence Associate/Sister of Providence social supper.
Providence Associate Diann Neu presents during the annual meeting.
Associate Director Sister Diane Mason and Providence Associate Margo Edwards-O’Toole enjoy each other’s company.
Providence Associate Director Sister Diane Mason at the podium and Assistant Director Debbie Dillow at left present to those gathered at Chapter on the Providence Associate relationship.
General Superior Sister Denise Wilkinson has an animated conversation with a Providence Associate.
Providence Associate assistant director Debbie Dillow greets Providence Associate Teresa Clark as the meeting prepares to start.
Providence Associate Debbie Dillow congratulates 50-year jubilarian Sister Linda Thompson before the Golden Jubilee Mass on Saturday.
General Officer liaison to the Providence Associates Sister Dawn Tomaszewski speaks to those gathered at the Providence Associate annual meeting.
Providence Associate Michelle Davis, in orange, joins the Sisters of Providence musicians during the celebratory Liturgies.
Sisters of Providence and Providence Associates gathered for the first day of General Chapter.
Sisters and associates at the candle-light prayer service that opened the Chapter on Sunday evening.
Sisters of Providence and Providence Associates are present at the candle-lit ceremony to mark the opening of General Chapter 2016.