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Providence Associate: a name for a calling

Last Saturday 21 women and men came together at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for our initial gathering as Providence candidate-associates. Underlying the stories we shared was a commonality of each of us being called by God to a stronger relationship with the Sisters of Providence

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Vowed for love, mercy and justice

Four recently perpetually vowed Sisters of Providence reflect what it is to live the mission and service of a Sister of Providence in the world today.

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Sister Laura Parker: a spiritual presence in the world

Sister Laura Parker meets the challenges of ministering as a hospice chaplain by maintaining a relationship with God and by gaining strength from her Sisters of Providence community.

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Sister Therese Whitsett

Sister Therese Whitsett has spent more than 30 years serving the Hispanic population of the United States. In her life as a Sister of Providence she can look back and see God’s Providence guiding her along the way.

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Help get the word out about the Sisters of Providence

Invite someone you know to consider life as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods! Single, Catholic women ages 18-42 are invited to learn and ask questions about a life committed to breaking boundaries and creating hope as a Sister of Providence during a discernment weekend Oct. 18-20 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Ask the questions about life as a Sister of Providence October 18-20

The Sisters of Providence invite single, Catholic women ages 18-42 to their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for a discernment weekend Oct. 18-20, 2013. Participants can ask questions and learn more about the Congregation as they consider whether God might be calling them to a life of breaking boundaries and creating hope with the Sisters of Providence.

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Counseling brings Providence Family Services client from darkness to light

Help through counseling brings one woman’s life from darkness to light. Sister Patty Fillenwarth and her ministry at Providence Family Services in Chicago help real people who have nowhere else to turn to transform themselves.

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Four women profess perpetual vows as Sisters of Providence

Sisters Patty Wallace, Beth Wright, Laura Parker and Deborah Cambell made lifelong commitments as Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on June 30, 2013.

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Sister Patty Fillenwarth

“To me it was sort of like coming home or something. It was not a scary thing, it just felt right,” Sister Patty Fillenwarth said of her call to religious life.

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Providence Family Services brightens lives with help from Brach Foundation grant

39-year-old Beatriz Diaz of Chicago has learned to feel again and to hope for the future despite life’s difficulties thanks to counseling she is receiving with Sister Patty Fillenwarth at Providence Family Services (PFS) in Chicago. PFS recently received a grant from Chicago’s Brach Foundation that will allow them to continue to help Beatriz and others like her.

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Sister Rebecca Keller

Download Sister stories – Sister Rebecca Keller   Rebecca “Becky” Keller was in her mid-20s. She had graduated from Purdue University and was teaching elementary school. Yet an idea remained with her that she couldn’t shake. She knew little about religious sisters, but she just couldn’t escape the idea that she was supposed to be…

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At home in the Catholic Church with the SPs

(This article originally published in the Summer 2013 edition of HOPE) The first time I went to Mass with the Sisters of Providence in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, it rattled me. Those sisters were changing words in the responses at the Mass! It was 1994, and I was an 18-year-old…

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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.