Sister Cathy Campbell
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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.”
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.
Immigration injustice: what can I do?
Even a brief scan of daily headlines describing how immigrants are being treated at the Southern borders of the U.S. can cause a person of faith to cringe and cry out: “What can I do?”
Interculturality: journey of radical welcome
Interculturality – What is it? Why has it become a notion central to many conversations in the Providence community? Why is it key as we continue to evolve as religious in the 21st Century?
You are a remarkable piece of the puzzle of humanity. Let me fit you into the big picture according to my design.
Sisters and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College: planting seeds of hope in a new generation
A volunteer Sister of Providence companion is embedded with each group of students. The course takes students on tours of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and more.
Youth, elders learn from each other
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.”
Providence House restores families to wholeness
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.
Firing up hope: SP prayer ministries
“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.”
Creating hope together
Provident God, dispelling darkness with the gift of a new dawn, fuel me with sensitivity and wisdom to break boundaries and create hope …
Sister Maureen Fallon: supported by the Ministry Fund
“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.
Online exclusive: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Sisters of Providence seek more collaboration
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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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.