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HOPE fall 2019 — A matter of hope: the future of religious life

By Amy Miranda | September 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the fall 2019 issue of HOPE magazine we explore the future of religious life and our hopes for that future.

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Sister Delan Ma at ease with God and others

By Amy Miranda | September 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Just trust God. God will provide. Even tomorrow what will happen we don’t know. Believe there is God. God doesn’t always give happy feelings. But in the end we are looking to eternal life. Cooperate and trust and believe,” advises Sister Delan Ma of Taiwan.

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Get to know Providence Associate Diane Estringel

By Amy Miranda | August 31, 2019 | 6 Comments

I find being a Providence Associate the best decision I have made.

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Get to know Sister Joni Luna, SP

By Amy Miranda | August 23, 2019 | 3 Comments

Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Sister Joni Luna, SP, shares of her search for something that was missing in her life which led her to find first God and then a vocation as a Catholic woman religious (sister).

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Get to know Providence Associate Debra Prieto

By Amy Miranda | July 23, 2019 | 7 Comments

What does being a Providence Associate mean to you?
It means walking with God in my life journey, leaning on Providence for support.

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Get to know Providence Associate Beverly Okey

By Amy Miranda | July 12, 2019 | 1 Comment

The Providence Relationship is life giving for me because of the sense of being part of something larger than myself — being part of a community of like-minded people, praying together and working toward shared goals. We do not have to change what we are doing necessarily, but live our lives with a shared sense of support and prayer that helps us to engage more effectively in what we do.

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Grumbling with Saint Mother Theodore

By Amy Miranda | June 11, 2019 | 2 Comments

Saint Mother Theodore, truly I have great need of your prayers. I am quite a grumbler.

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HOPE summer 2019 — A community of hope

By Amy Miranda | May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the summer 2019 issue of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods HOPE magazine, you will find stories about the ever-expanding community of Providence, Sister Corbin Hannah’s ministry with homeless youth, new burial options at the Woods, our Annual Report and more!

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A community of hope for homeless young adults

By Amy Miranda | May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Safe Place Services of Louisville, a day shelter for homeless young adults, lives up to its name. It’s not everywhere that homeless young people can let their guard down, kick off their shoes and feel at home. At the hub shelter is 34-year-old Sister Corbin Hannah.

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HOPE winter 2019 — small blessings, BIG impact

By Amy Miranda | January 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the winter 2019 issue of HOPE magazine, you will read about many gifts, blessings and acts of service and generosity that all amount to big blessings in the lives of others. From our donors, Providence Associates, sisters and more, small acts can bring big blessings.

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Saint connects sisters across the ocean

By Amy Miranda | January 10, 2019 | 1 Comment

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin is at the root of a special connection that still exists between the original Sisters of Providence in France and the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Sandwich and service are part of a larger mission

By Amy Miranda | January 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

With that sandwich comes evidence that somebody cares. A smile. A question of how is your day. Health updates. Playful banter. For the past several years, Providence Associates Karen Goehl and Rosaline Secrest have headed up the volunteers who distribute nearly 80 sack lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays to people in need.

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Amy Miranda is a Providence Associate of the Sisters of Providence and a staff member in their Mission Advancement office. Amy is a 1998 graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She currently manages the SP publication HOPE and works on marketing support for Providence Associates, new membership and Saint Mother Theodore Guerin.