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It all starts with falling in love with God
When a person is called to be a Sister of Providence, and responds to that call, beautiful things happen. The sister has time to really focus on and grow in God. She is led to look deeply at herself and grow in ways she never thought possible.
Weaving alpaca yarn: a productive and beautiful hobby
Precise, mathematical, purposeful. All words that describe Sister Jean Fuqua, SP — and her art.
Sister Carolyn Bouchard’s woodshop: a place of creativity and prayer
“Woodworking is a kind of metaphor for ways I have always sought out and found God,” Sister Carolyn said. “What I do with wood I have done in many other ways throughout my personal and ministerial life.”
Providence Community spring retreat 2023
The Providence Community of Sisters of Providence and Providence Associates focused on friendship with God and relished in friendship with one another at their spring retreat the weekend of March 10-12. Community members and friends came from near and far, including via Livestream, seeking to re-center and be nourished, to grow in community and in spirituality. And we reflected, enjoyed community time and grew in relationship with God and one another.
Why the Providence Community?
“I feel drawn to Mother Theodore’s zeal, courage, caring and loving, especially her complete trust in the Providence of God. I want to grow deeper in my love for God and in the zeal to serve others as a Sister of Providence following the legacy of Mother Theodore.”
What brought you here?
We are so excited to have these Providence Associate candidate seekers on the journey with us! But what is it that brought them here? At the orientation we asked them.
Welcome to the family of Providence! Providence Associates candidate orientation
On Saturday, Nov. 12, we welcomed Providence Associate candidates for an orientation at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Over the coming year, the 29 candidates will journey with a Sister of Providence or Providence Associate companion as they reflect on Providence spirituality and the mission of love, mercy and justice.
21 new Providence Associates! Rite of first commitment 2022
We offer a joyful, heartfelt welcome to our 21 new Providence Associates who made their first commitments as Providence Associates of the Sisters of Providence on Saturday, Oct. 8. 2022 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. We are so blessed to have these companions living out the mission of love, mercy and justice with us.
HOPE fall 2022 — Living the Gospel today
How is the Providence Community living the Gospel today?
Sister Paula Modaff: moving closer and closer to God
Where is Sister Paula in her own relationship with God these days? “For the longest time now, I experience God as reality. Whatever is happening, that is the holy,” she says.
Forever yes! Final vows ceremony for Sisters Arrianne Whittaker and Tracey Horan
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, was a joyous day as Sisters Arrianne Whittaker and Tracey Horan professed perpetual vows as Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana! Our world is so blessed by the willingness of these wonderful women to give their lives to serving people in need through lives dedicated to love, mercy and justice.
Yay for community! Providence Associate Annual Meeting 2022
We can meet in person again! We can hug again! The Providence Associate Annual Meeting from June 24-26, 2022 was a wonderful time for sharing prayer, ideas, thoughts, stories and laughs. Enjoy these photos of our joy-filled time together.
Amy Miranda is a Providence Associate of the Sisters of Providence and a staff member in their Advancement Services 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.