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A celebration of commitment
The family of Providence came together June 25, 2022, to celebration time together and to be commissioned for continued service in the mission of love, mercy and justice.
Reunited joyfully: Annual meeting 2022
Enjoy these photos from the Sisters of Providence annual meeting 2022. So wonderful to be together doing meaningful work with your community!
HOPE summer 2022 — Moving forward together
In this issue of HOPE magazine we explore some of the ways the Providence Community is moving forward together, from sisters in ministry, the the calling of a Providence Associate, to how we are inviting new members.
Sister Joseph Ellen Keitzer: Blessed by the African American Catholic Community
t’s been a wonderful journey. I love the people. I’ve been so blessed by the African American community. Having shared their story, their faith, their dependence on God, my own journey as a Sister of Providence has been really transformed.”
Images of God: Providence Community spring retreat 2022
This past weekend, March 11-13, 2022, members of the Providence Community gathered in retreat to reflect on the theme “Images of God.” Thirty Providence Associates, candidate-associates and Sisters of Providence gathered in person at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. They were joined by another 47 who joined them virtually.
HOPE winter 2022 — Creating space for new light
“You will see many things in new lights if you give the Holy Spirit free access to your minds and your hearts.”
The call of Providence
At the orientation, each Providence Associate candidate shared what brought them to the Providence Community. Here is some of what they shared.
New Providence Associate Commitment 2021
Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 was a day of joy and celebration as we welcomed 18 new Providence Associates. Most were able to gather in person this year to profess their commitments to the mission of love, mercy and justice. We are so thankful that God is calling such wonderful women and men to walk this journey with the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods as part of our Community of Providence. Learn more about the Providence Associate relationship here.
HOPE fall 2021 — Living the legacy of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin
Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, lived and led with holiness, honesty, strength and love. She leaves all of us a wonderful example for living God-centered lives of service. In this issue of HOPE, we feature some members of the Providence Community and how they are living out the legacy of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin today. We invite you to join us in living the legacy.
New postulant Leslie Dao enters the Sisters of Providence
On Tuesday, Sept. 21, we welcomed our new postulant, Leslie Dao of Saint Louis, Missouri, to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods! We are greatly blessed.
The simple postulant entrance ceremony began with prayer with Leslie’s family (her oldest brother and his wife accompanied Leslie to the Woods). Then those in new membership who had been accompanying Leslie walked with her to the doors of Providence Hall where Leslie knocked and was welcomed by the General Superior. A small blessing and welcoming ceremony followed.
Please keep Leslie in your prayers as she enters her time of formation as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
Newsnotes from the Sisters of Providence fall 2021
Catch up on news updates from the Sisters of Providence
Sister Joni Luna professes final vows, Sister Jessica Vitente professes first vows
Saturday, Aug. 14, was such a joyous day for the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods! Sister Joni Luna professed her perpetual vows as a Sister of Providence and Sister Jessica Vitente professed her first vows. We are so thankful to our Provident God that we have joyful, brave and loving women continuing to give their YES to our Congregation and to the world.
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.