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A mother’s prayer

Sister Dina’s mother Cynthia relates the story where she believes God spoke to her regarding her daughter’s vocation.

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HOPE fall 2017 — Together in mission

In the fall 2017 issue of HOPE magazine, read how you are vital in the mission of the Sisters of Providence. Your donations, volunteer time and love and support are vital to all we do together in the world. Thank you! Read the stories of how have and can continue to make a difference with us.

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Preparing to bring God’s love, mercy and justice to the world

“My mind and my heart have been stretched and made more pliable through the formation process. And I know that I am loved. And the fact that I am loved calls me to love as well,” Sister Dina Bato said.

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Get to know Sister Mary Mundy

Get to know Sister Mary Mundy in these video clips as she tells about her ministry, the importance of prayer in her life, and what is means to her to be a part of the community of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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What does Mother Theodore have to say about …

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a searchable database with all of our favorite quotations from Saint Mother Theodore Guerin? Well now there is!

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HOPE summer 2017 — I’ll meet you in the field

In the summer 2017 issue of the Sisters of Providence HOPE magazine we reflect on the spirituality of coming together despite all that divides us, ways that we can peacefully engage with others of differing views and ways to work toward common good.

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I’ll meet you in the field: the spirituality of coming together

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is
too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the
phrase each other doesn’t make any sense. — Rumi
Sister Ann Sullivan reflects on the spirituality of coming together across divides.

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Photos! Providence Associate retreat 2017

Last weekend brought nearly 70 Providence Associates and Sisters of Providence together for the Providence Associate spring retreat at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Enjoy these photos from the weekend retreat!

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Sister Editha Ben

All her life, Sister Editha Ben has been a risk taker, working to break boundaries in her own life and in society. From running away to join the convent, to being blacklisted by the Filipino government for teaching social justice, to transferring to the Sisters of Providence after more than 30 years in her former congregation, Sister Editha has proven herself willing to follow the Spirit’s lead even in the face of opposition.

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HOPE winter 2017 — bearing the light in unbearable times

Our sisters live and serve among the marginalized. We serve people in need. People without a voice. People easy to overlook. In this issue of HOPE we invite you to take a look at some of our stories. At how we and you our partners are helping and advocating for people and a planet in need. We invite you to join us in bearing the light. Be with us a light for someone else. Together, we can make this world a brighter place.

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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin: bearing the light still today

Saint Mother Theodore’s story is still very relevant today. She was an immigrant. She came to a foreign land where she didn’t know the language and where there was a lot of prejudice and bias toward Catholics and toward women. There are just so many parallels to what she faced and what she endured that are still around today. She’s a great model and mentor.

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Sister Dina Bato

Get to know Sister Dina Bato! In these video clips she shares some of her vocation story in coming to the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and some of what has brought her joy since.

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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.