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Some Memories Never Fade: On the execution of Juan Garza in 2001

Why do we perpetuate violence in the name of justice?

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June 28, 2020: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“I will identify the “cups of cold water” I can give this week. Perhaps I can literally quench someone’s thirst or hunger. Or I can write a note, bake cookies for a neighbor, or make a phone call to someone who lives alone. The possibilities of small acts of kindness are endless!”

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June 21, 2020: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“In prayer, I will ask for the courage to raise my voice in defense of someone who is being spoken ill of or being left out.”

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So just what is Providence Community Cemetery?

Relatives, former members, Providence Associates, benefactors, alumnae/i of SP schools and staff members have chosen the sacred space of the Woods for their final resting place.

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June 14, 2020: Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

Spend time reflecting “why” we eat his flesh and drink his blood — to have life; to remain in him, as he remains in us; to feed on him so we will have life and be a source of life to others; to live forever.

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June 7, 2020: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

What does “Trinity” the Gospel preached speak to you?

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COVID-19: ‘Lessons’ Learned

This is the routine now

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Reflecting on Valentine’s Day

One entry I liked was simple and direct: “St. Valentine’s Day is an annual festival to celebrate romantic love, friendship and admiration.”

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Providence Community Cemetery blessed

In the summer issue of HOPE magazine, we Sisters of Providence laid out our plans for our newest outreach ministry: the creation of Providence Community Cemetery. Here we will receive for interment the cremains of persons other than members of the Congregation. The columbarium wall housing two columbaria was completed in early November. The columbaria…

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November 24, 2019: Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Reading: Luke 21: 5-19 The rulers sneered at Jesus and said,“He saved others, let him save himself if he is the chosen one, the Christ of God.”Even the soldiers jeered at him.As they approached to offer him wine they called out, “If you are King of the Jews, save yourself.”Above him there was an inscription…

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November 17, 2019: Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading: Luke 21: 5-19 While some people were speaking about how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings, Jesus said, “All that you see here —the days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down.” Then they asked him, “Teacher, when…

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November 10, 2019: Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading: Luke 20:27, 34-38 (shortened version) Some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, came forward (and gave the example of a brother who died and his seven brothers each in turn married his wife. Who will be her husband be in heaven?). Jesus said to them, “The children of this age marry…

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Sister Ann Casper, SP, retired as the executive director for Mission Advancement for the Sisters of Providence in 2018 and currently serves as minister of Providence Community Cemetery at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Sister Ann has ministered in various scholastic and administrative positions in Indiana and North Carolina. She also was a member of the Sisters of Providence leadership team, serving as General Secretary.

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