32 new Providence Associate candidates began their journey of prayer, discernment, sharing and learning together with their companions at the orientation day for new Providence Associate candidates on October 8, 2016. Enjoy photos from that day as well as the meet-and-greet and evening prayer with the Sisters of Providence the evening before.
Providence Associate Tracy Wilson and her Candidate Associate Katie Connolly walk and talk.
It was a beautiful day to be at the Woods!
Sisters of Providence companion Sister Terri Boland, center, chats with those at her table during the orientation.
Saint Mother Theodore Guerin set a prayerful tone for the gathering.
Saint Mother Theodore sets a good example by wearing her seat belt on the way back from the meeting.
Sisters and candidate Providence Associates gather for a social and for prayer the evening before the orientation. Here, Sister Mary Montgomery joins in the prayer.
From left, Sister Ann Margaret O’Hara, Providence Associate Candidate Gail Smith, Sister Mary Catherine Keene and Providence Associate Jude Magers visit at the Friday evening social.
Providence Associate Candidate Sarian Bouma and her companion Sister Marie McCarthy walk and talk.
Candidate Ann Henderson and her companion Sister Rosemary Nudd walking and talking.
Hands joined in blessing.
All those gathered pray the Sisters of Providence Prayer of Reunion together.
Power in prayer: Sisters Peggy Nau, foreground and Rosemary Nudd, back left, during the evening prayer on Friday.
Candidate Peggy Stewart speaks with Providence Associate Jane Fischer at left.
Sister Paula Modaff speaks with those at her table.
Companion Sister Paula Damiano with her Candidate Shawn Shamsaie.
Meeting and greeting during orientation: from left Candidate Gail Smith, Providence Associate Sheila Donis, Sister Cathy Cambell, Candidate Elizabeth Barkley, Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp and Providence Associate Jude Magers.
Sister Mary Montgomery pops in during a break in the orientation to greet her sister-in-law, Candidate Cindy Montgomery.
Candidate Mary Bales during table discussion.
Candidate Sherrie Mansfield during a reflective moment.
Leaning on each other: Sister Kay Kelly and Candidate Patti Burris during a walk.
Providence Associate Candidate Katie Connolly joins in the blessing.
Sister Francis Edwards introduces herself to Providence Associate Candidate Katie Connolly during the Friday evening social.
Sister Margaret Quinlan and her Candidate Erin Barnett chat during a walk.
Candidate Eileen Horan during a prayer time.
Sister Dorothy Rasche and her Candidate Associate Julie Mansard make plans on when to get together again.
Sister Dorothy Rasche, right, points something out to her Providence Associate Candidate Julie Mansard during a walk.
Providence Associates Assistant Director Debbie Dillow introduces General Officer Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp.
Providence Associates Assistant Director Debbie Dillow addresses those gathered.
Providence Associate Candidate Cindy Montgomery speaks to others at her table.
Providence Associate Candidate Cathy Dearing during a prayer time.
Providence Associate Candidate Gail Smith and her companion Sister Cathy Campbell talk during orientation.
Table sharing with Providence Associate Candidate Bonnie Wilson, center, and her companion Sister Martha Wessel.
Providence Associates and companions bless each other during a prayer time during orientation.