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Prayer

Guide me, O God

Show me clearly the path Providence
is unfolding for me today.
Grant me the courage to walk it,
fearlessly as you want me to.

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September: a month of Marian devotions

I invite you to take a few moments to pause and reflect on the devotions to Mary in the days ahead

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In time of loss

In this moment of loss, let me draw into myself, O God,
the light of your radiant love.

May it be a fire of renewed energy within me.
that I may rise from the pain and sadness
that now weigh upon my heart.

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Prayer before visiting a loved one with Alzheimer’s

Enable me to find the energy of her spirit connecting with mine
even though she can no longer call me by name.
Let her smile flash to me love sparks that in a new way our imagination
as we meet wherever she is at this moment in her journey. 

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Tapping into fresh energies: Sister Joni’s vocation and teen ministries

“Women are searching, seeking, desiring to be in right relationship. They have a desire to be part of a puzzle bigger than themselves. They want to live the Gospel with other persons who are like-minded. They want to make a difference in the world.”

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Providence Community commits to develop Laudato Si’ Action Platform

The commitment that Sister Dawn signed on behalf of the Providence Community states, among other points, that the Sisters of Providence are willing “To take up the urgent appeal of Laudato Si’ to listen and respond to the lurings of Providence to attend to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor by making it a community priority.”

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Sister Marilyn Baker: living the legacy of Saint Mother Theodore as an international teacher

So, with little knowledge of the language or the culture, Sister Marilyn traveled to Taiwan. “I really had to learn how to lean on Providence as I began teaching in both the English and English as a Second Language programs there. During my 20-some years there, however, I had some of my happiest years in ministry.”

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Celebrating the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

As a student in Sisters of Providence schools, I remember seeing the image in our classrooms.

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When I was in prison, you prayed with me

For many years, Sisters of Providence and friends and Associates have helped lead prayer services with inmates at the Federal Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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Embracing technology to further the Sisters of Providence mission

It became clear that offering “Come and See” weekends as retreats at Saint Mary-of-the Woods would not work for the time being. So Vocations Director Sister Joni Luna, SP, created “virtual” discernment opportunities.

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Evolving Providence in time of pandemic and beyond

“We have an obligation to continue to trust our Provident God. It’s a mandate. It’s in our vows. We cannot stay still.”

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Sister Cathy Campbell: What does it mean to you to be a Catholic Sister today?

And in the 55 years I have been a Sister of Providence, I have discovered those possibilities have been imaginative and endless.

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Sister Cathy Campbell, SP, is a freelance writer and editor. She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Spirituality from Catholic Theological Union/Chicago. Sister Cathy also ministers as a retreat facilitator for the Providence Spirituality and Conference Center with special interests in scripture and the mystics.