About Amy Miranda
I’ve spent most of my professional career with the Sisters of Providence. I’ve worked with design, photography, writing, publications management, media relations and marketing.
What is your relationship to the Sisters of Providence?
I met my first SPs when I came to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College at age 18. It seems I never actually left Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, moving on to work for the Sisters of Providence for the past 16 years. As a theology and communications major, I came all gung-ho to make a difference for good in the church and the world. In reality these strong and daring women of the church have actually made the difference in me. I became a Providence Associate in 2014.
What do you blog about for the Sisters of Providence?
The wonderful Providence Associate relationship, the SP life and mission, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and more.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like gardening, going for walks and reading, especially with my kids. My most recent pastime is taking care of backyard chickens.
What are your hobbies?
Photography, gardening, reading, volunteering. I try to like exercise.
What is your favorite Bible verse?
“Be still and know that I am God." (Ps. 46:10) I’ve got to remind myself of this one often because it’s really hard for me to be still.
What is your favorite month (and why)?
I like the variety of the seasons, so I don't know that I have one favorite. I do get tired of winter about one to two months in.
Recent Posts by Amy Miranda
Blog Post | Posted on June 9, 2017
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a searchable database with all of our favorite quotations from Saint Mother Theodore Guerin? Well now there is!
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Feature | Posted on May 17, 2017
In the summer 2017 issue of the Sisters of Providence HOPE magazine we reflect on the spirituality of coming together despite all that divides us, ways that we can peacefully engage with others of differing views and ways to work toward common good. Continue reading →
Reflection | Posted on May 17, 2017
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is
too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the
phrase each other doesn’t make any sense. — Rumi
Sister Ann Sullivan reflects on the spirituality of coming together across divides. Continue reading →
Blog Post | Posted on March 16, 2017
Last weekend brought nearly 70 Providence Associates and Sisters of Providence together for the Providence Associate spring retreat at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Enjoy these photos from the weekend retreat! Continue reading →
Feature | Posted on March 2, 2017
All her life, Sister Editha Ben has been a risk taker, working to break boundaries in her own life and in society. From running away to join the convent, to being blacklisted by the Filipino government for teaching social justice, to transferring to the Sisters of Providence after more than 30 years in her former congregation, Sister Editha has proven herself willing to follow the Spirit’s lead even in the face of opposition. Continue reading →
Feature | Posted on January 12, 2017
Our sisters live and serve among the marginalized. We serve people in need. People without a voice. People easy to overlook. In this issue of HOPE we invite you to take a look at some of our stories. At how we and you our partners are helping and advocating for people and a planet in need. We invite you to join us in bearing the light. Be with us a light for someone else. Together, we can make this world a brighter place. Continue reading →
Reflection | Posted on January 11, 2017
Saint Mother Theodore’s story is still very relevant today. She was an immigrant. She came to a foreign land where she didn’t know the language and where there was a lot of prejudice and bias toward Catholics and toward women. There are just so many parallels to what she faced and what she endured that are still around today. She’s a great model and mentor. Continue reading →
Blog Post | Posted on November 18, 2016
Get to know Sister Dina Bato! In these video clips she shares some of her vocation story in coming to the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and some of what has brought her joy since. Continue reading →
Blog Post | Posted on November 16, 2016
Thirty women and men made first commitments as Providence Associates in a ceremony last Saturday. They committed themselves to sharing in the mission of the Sisters of Providence by being God’s loving Providence to a world in need. Enjoy these photos from the Nov. 12, 2016, ceremony. And welcome to our newest Providence Associates! Continue reading →
Blog Post | Posted on October 14, 2016
“A friend told me ‘You are looking for the feminine face of God, and you’ve caught a glimpse of it in the Sisters of Providence.”
“Even as a child I was always in awe of the spiritual feeling you get here.”
Providence Associate candidates share what brought them here. Continue reading →
Feature | Posted on October 3, 2016
It’s an exciting moment for the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. The 2016 General Chapter has set a direction for the next five years. In this issue of HOPE you will meet the newly elected leadership team, learn the new justice focus and hear about the practice of contemplative conversation. Continue reading →
Blog Post | Posted on September 19, 2016
“The beauties of nature were continual reminders to her of the beauty of God; it was a thought she loved to put frequently before our minds. The luxuriance of the foliage suggested the bounty and infinite power of the Creator; the beauty of winter in its snowy mantle, purity of soul and the splendor of that spotlessness. ”
Mother Anastasie Brown shares her first-hand memories of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and her connection to nature. Continue reading →
Recent Comments by Amy Miranda
- March 28, 2017 on A prayer for times of discernment
- March 6, 2017 on Walking through Lent with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin
- October 6, 2016 on Struggling to speak out against injustice with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin
- September 13, 2016 on Vatican visitation finds love
- July 25, 2016 on Enjoy the photos! Providence Associate festivities, meeting, fun