HOPE summer 2019 — A community of hope
As seen in HOPE
This has had profound impact on our concept of community. We now embrace an understanding of Providence — of God’s design and desire for all of us — which helps us know that we are united with all that exists. That everything is connected.
Safe Place Services of Louisville, a day shelter for homeless young adults, lives up to its name. It’s not everywhere that homeless young people can let their guard down, kick off their shoes and feel at home. At the hub shelter is 34-year-old Sister Corbin Hannah.
The original manuscripts of all the existing letters and journals, mostly in French, have been carefully preserved in the Sisters of Providence Archives. But these fragile pages have never been available to the public. Now, thanks to a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Indiana State Library, digital representations of the personal letters of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, along with transcriptions and translations, will be available sometime after July.
Memory books detail and preserve aspects of a person’s life history with photographs, artifacts and narratives. They facilitate life-affirming interaction, encourage deep reflection and celebrate life events through story-telling and reminiscing. And they are effective in stimulating memories, especially for individuals living with dementia.
That seed has blossomed into a new outreach ministry for the Sisters of Providence. We will now receive for inurnment at the Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, the cremains of persons other than members of the Congregation.
The facts and figures contained in the Annual Report witness once again to the reality that the Providence of God manifests itself in the financial generosity as well as in the service of so many friends. Thank you.
You are a remarkable piece of the puzzle of humanity. Let me fit you into the big picture according to my design …
To all of our Providence High School alumnae, and all our former students: the impact you continue to have on the Sisters of Providence through your letters, phone calls, visits and financial giving is truly a blessing. We invite you and those you love to the Woods anytime to continue your journey with the sisters.
As Providence High School, Chicago, prepares to celebrate its last official alumnae reunion in October, many thoughts turn to the hundreds of Sisters of Providence who ministered there through the years.
“Currently, climate change is the biggest threat to many Louisiana families, changing how and where they live and make a living,” says Sister Helen Vinton. Families in coastal Louisiana have suffered greatly.
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