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September 3, 2017: Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Ann Casper | August 31, 2017 |

Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly from the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised. Then Peter took Jesus aside and began to rebuke him, “God forbid, Lord! No such thing shall ever happen to you.”…

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What did you do today?

By Sister Ann Casper | July 14, 2017 |

Dear friends: “What did you do today?”  The next time you are asked this question, share that you helped provide a place of spiritual direction, healing and hope for more than 15,000 visitors, program participants, and pilgrims. Tell them you helped develop sustainable means of farming by helping to expand and enhance the White Violet…

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Survey, legacy fund, phonathon and more! News from the Mission Advancement office

By Sister Ann Casper | May 17, 2017 |

Thank you so much for your sharing. It is such a blessing to learn about your connections to our mission and to read your stories.

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You asked and we’re answering!

By Sister Ann Casper | April 19, 2017 |

‘Are you still a teaching order and where in the world do you go and what do you do there?’

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February 26, 2017: Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Ann Casper | February 23, 2017 |

Jesus said to his disciples: “No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body,…

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February 19, 2017: Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Ann Casper | February 16, 2017 |

Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one as well. If anyone wants to go…

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February 12, 2017: Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Ann Casper | February 9, 2017 |

“You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment. But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; and whoever says to his brother, ‘Raqa,’ will be answerable to the Sanhedrin; and whoever says, ‘You…

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February 5, 2017: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Ann Casper | February 2, 2017 |

Jesus said to his disciples: “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.…

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Being a Sister of Providence means …

By Sister Ann Casper | January 27, 2017 |

What do you know about the Sisters of Providence today? Ever wish you had a way to tell your friends and family about the SPs? In this Congregation video, you’ll get a glimpse into how we strive to honor Divine Providence and further God’s loving plans by devoting ourselves to works of love, mercy and justice…

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Ministry of prayer and smiles offer light

By Sister Ann Casper | January 11, 2017 |

We Sisters of Providence rely on our “powerhouse of prayer” as some call our sisters who reside in our health care facilities. These sisters receive a “ministry assignment” each year to pray for particular intentions. These intentions may be as specific as an individual’s name or more general, such as “for all addicted to alcohol or drugs” or “for those affected by divorce.”

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Building and healing: Saint Mother Theodore Guerin moment

By Sister Ann Casper | January 11, 2017 |

When Sister Mary asked if they had seen the Log Cabin Chapel yet, three of the men responded in unison, proudly and humbly, “We helped build it.” This was a reunion of sorts for the three men who were inmates in 2012 at the Federal Penitentiary in Terre Haute. Before their release, they vowed to return to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for a visit, and this weekend was that moment.

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Fuchsia folder holds thank-you letters and blessings

By Sister Ann Casper | October 21, 2016 |

Have you ever had an article of clothing that long ago had served its purpose, but you just couldn’t bear to part with it? How about a fuchsia-colored, plastic folder? Well, probably not … but that’s what I can hardly bear to part with! After all, before I became director of our Mission Advancement office…

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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 General Council, serving as General Secretary.

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