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HOPE winter 2020 — The needs in our backyards

We each see from where we stand. Sometimes it requires movement to be able to see from someone else’s perspective. In this issue of HOPE magazine, we take a look at some of the issues that surround us. We explore transformations that some of our sisters have experienced in their lives that have led them to looking with fresh eyes at the needs of people around them.

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Providence Associates: addressing the needs in our backyards

We asked Providence Associates from around the country to tell us about an issue in “their own backyard” that they are passionate about. Here several Providence Associates share about a need and how they are responding.

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Get to know Providence Associate Gerri Baum

Mostly, being a Providence Associate keeps me connected to the past and the future. The Sisters of Providence were my teachers, academically and by example. Sisters are now employed in areas that focus on leadership in areas benefiting the common good and loving by example. Who wouldn’t want to be associated with the faith, courage and intelligence to go forward into the ever-changing world?

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Becoming a Providence Associate: the journey begins

Providence Associate candidates share a bit about what brought them to seek a deeper relationship with the Sisters of Providence.

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

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

“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

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

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Get to know Sister Joni Luna, SP

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

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

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

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

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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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.