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Youth, elders learn from each other

By Sister Cathy Campbell | September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

After visiting with Sister Marceline Mattingly, age 102, Jolyssa Cortez wrote: “I asked her in what year she was born and she said, ‘1915.’ I think that is amazing because she lived through so much history in her life. She said the most amazing part of the history she lived was seeing the technology industry grow. After my visit, I felt like a whole new person.”

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Providence House restores families to wholeness

By Sister Cathy Campbell | May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today the biggest need is treating problems of addiction and their impact on individuals and the family systems of which they are a part. One hundred percent of the referrals that we are receiving for services for families are linked to the need for addiction recovery, especially from opioids and heroin.

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Firing up hope: SP prayer ministries

By Sister Cathy Campbell | January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Firing up hope” is how one correspondent describes what the prayer ministries of the Sisters of Providence mean to him as he daily faces the uncertainties of life without a steady job to earn money to feed his family. “We have truly tasted the painful side of life. Yet, I have not lost hope for a better tomorrow.”

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Prayer: Creating hope together

By Sister Cathy Campbell | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Provident God, dispelling darkness with the gift of a new dawn, fuel me with sensitivity and wisdom to break boundaries and create hope …

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Sister Maureen Fallon: supported by the Ministry Fund

By Sister Cathy Campbell | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

“I am very grateful to those who contribute to the Ministry Fund and make it possible for me to be in this place to minister,” Sister Maureen said.

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Online exclusive: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Sisters of Providence seek more collaboration

By Sister Cathy Campbell | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Trustee Alice Shelton said the retreat was very important. “The public tends to view Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and the Sisters of Providence as being very close together.”

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Miracle Place: a beacon for the neighborhood

By Sister Cathy Campbell | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

According to the two sisters, “the mission of Miracle Place is to offer hospitality, care, and concern. It is a place of spiritual refreshment where all who come may find refuge. Where all who are severely tried may be comforted. Where all who are lonely may find companionship. And where those without hope may find a renewed spirit.”

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Mother Theodore Moment: a history of collaborating in leadership

By Sister Cathy Campbell | October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sister Mary Cecilia Bailey reflected on Saint Mother Theodore’s style of leadership in a letter sent May 16, 1856: “She blended the tenderness of a Mother with the firmness of a Superior so perfectly that her government was most happy and effectual . . . “

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On the shores of history – The gift of a Dover sunrise!

By Sister Cathy Campbell | March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

‘I truly felt I was standing on the shores of history’

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NGOs – Conscience of the UN!

By Sister Cathy Campbell | February 15, 2016 | 4 Comments

I felt especially pleased that I am a Sister of Providence, who stands with others in vowed and Associate communities already addressing these issues wherever we are

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Reinventing ourselves as Sisters of Providence

By Sister Cathy Campbell | October 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

So, I ask myself, why would I want to retire when there are still so many possibilities of God’s Providence yet to enjoy just beyond the next horizon? It’s a no-brainer – I will just keep on listening to God’s invitations and saying “yes!”

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Sister Teresa Costello: Love for learning and a healing touch

By Sister Cathy Campbell | October 15, 2015 | 2 Comments

Among Sister Teresa’s volunteer ministries are offering massage to residents of the sisters’ health care facility and sorting vegetables for their Community Supported Agriculture program. Sorting vegtables takes Sister Teresa back to her childhood in Ireland. “I grew up on a farm, so it is very life-giving to me to get these foods ready for sharing and for selling at the Terre Haute Farmers’ market,” she says.
“I love working with the sisters and other elders in health care. I enjoy learning from them as they share with me as I give them a shoulder massage or rub their hands,” she said. “It is comforting to them.”

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Sister Cathy Campbell, a freelance writer and editor, also serves as coordinator of the Circle of Grace program for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. 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.

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