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All things possible with Sister Terri Boland

Sister Terri Boland is a teacher in the Aquin Catholic School Corporation in Freeport, Illinois who recently celebrated her 25th anniversary as a Sister of Proivdence. When asked why she chose to become a Sister of Providence the following was her reply: Initially, It was not my intent to become a Sister of Providence. I…

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Connecting with Creation

This article is reprinted from the summer 2012 issue of HOPE The Sisters of Providence have been connecting with creation since their foundation more than 170 years ago. “We have a little green-house where we shelter our flowers from the heavy frosts,” wrote Sister Mary Therese (Dorothy) Schmitt, to her friends. “Then we cut them,…

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7 Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Quotes

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are blessed to have a foundress who loved to record her thoughts and prayers. The following is a handful of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin quotes. 1. “I have already exceeded the amount of work my head can bear.” 2. “Really, I am humiliated in seeing her run in…

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Stations of the Cross at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Some of the first items installed in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods were the Stations of the Cross. They were made in Munich, Germany. The Stations are sculptures that show various scenes of Jesus in his final hours before He died on the cross. The Sisters of Providence also have the…

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Alpaca shearing workshop April 30

We’re excited about the newest alpaca workshop we just announced. And it’s coming up very soon. On Saturday, April 30, we’ll do an alpaca shearing workshop that features an actual shearing of one of our Huacaya alpacas. Participants will learn what is needed to prepare for a successful shearing and collection of fiber. We’ll show…

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Giving her whole self to music

This article is reprinted from the summer 2009 issue of HOPE. A Sister of Providence since 1951, Sister Carol Nolan has been teaching music since 1953. She was the first music teacher at Mother Theodore Guerin High School, River Grove, Ill., taught at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College for 29 years and in elementary schools for 12…

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Recycling: one way to encourage sustainability

This article is reprinted from fall 2008 issue of HOPE. Need some inspiration for starting a home recycling program or to resurrect the one you started earlier this year? The list of products the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods recycle is long: everything from plastic, paper and aluminum to scrap iron, copper and steel….

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Sisters eating local food

This article is reprinted from fall 2008 issue of HOPE. Exciting changes have been occurring in the Sisters of Providence Food Services Department at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Within the last few years the sisters have stopped using Styrofoam because it practically never decomposes in landfills; they serve vegetables from their own gardens and fruit from their…

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Cheryl Casselman worked as a marketing manager for the Sisters of Providence for twenty years. She grew up in Camby, Indiana and now lives in Sullivan County, Indiana. She has a bachelor's degree in communications from Indiana State University and master's degree in Leadership Development from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.