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HOPE Winter 2024: Breaking Boundaries

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As seen in HOPE:

Jesus, our model for breaking boundaries

Whenever Jesus crossed the cultural expectations of his time, healing happened. This is exactly what we are called to do today.

Sister Marilyn Kofler: Breaking boundaries through education and gentle influence

“I wanted to be a priest, but I knew I would be a sister,” she said. Priesthood for women was not an option. “You didn’t even talk about it,” she said.

Crossing the bridge into community: Postulant Stephanie Rivas

In September, Stephanie Rivas became the newest woman to join Sisters of Providence. Being a risk taker and breaking boundaries is not new to Stephanie.

Breaking boundaries as Providence people

Humility calls us to embrace the entire human community without exception. Everyone deserves to be loved and respected. We are all siblings one to the other.

The Sisters of Providence: A history of justice

“The work of Justice, of promoting systemic change that protects planet Earth and promotes human rights, is essential to answering our call as Sisters of Providence.”

All will be well

For many of us in recent years, our sense of “well-being” may feel fragile. It is exceedingly difficult to feel confident that “all will be well.”

Breaking boundaries, creating miracles

Mother Theodore’s journey to sainthood began with a desire to serve God and others. She was able to push past physical constraints, lack of resources, race, gender, existing systems and other obstacles and do whatever possible to make a difference in the lives of those she encountered.

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