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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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November 3, 2019: Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading: Luke 19:1-10 At that time, Jesus came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town. Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man, was seeking to see who Jesus was; but he could not see him because of the crowd, for he was short…

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Resting on holy ground: new cremains burial options at the Woods

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.

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Something for everyone at the Woods

Come visit the Woods and find out for yourself!

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Praise for the 10-second rule

‘… the 10-Second Rule was like a positive version of the old, familiar adage, “If you are angry, count to 10 before acting …’

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Prayer: Small blessings, big impact

Oh, God, it’s winter. I think of the small blessings of cold and chill, ice and snow, and how the season can have a big effect on my mood and feelings, if I let it. Small, one-of-a-kind snowflakes create big, white blankets of beauty and soon receive squeals of delight as youngsters, muffled and gloved,…

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December 30, 2018: Feast of Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Reading: Luke 2:41-52 Each year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom. After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. Thinking that…

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December 23, 2018: Fourth Sunday of Advent

Reading: Luke 1:39-45 Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said,…

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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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