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About Christina Blust

Christina has worked for the Sisters of Providence in the Mission Advancement office since August 2007, first as a graphic designer/photographer and now as digital media/web manager. Prior to that she spent one year as a long-term volunteer at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice in the organic gardens and with the herd of alpacas.

You can also find Christina at LinkedIn and see her work on the Sisters of Providence Flickr and on GoodReads, among other places.


Recent Posts by Christina Blust

“High spirits and mischief”: a story of sledding

Blog Post | Posted on February 5, 2015

In the category of “things I find while looking for something else” is this delightful story about Sister Mary Alma Ryan. Sister Mary Alma was appointed superior of the Academy in 1897 and served on the council from 1902 to  Continue Reading »

Journals & Letters now an e-book

Feature | Posted on October 17, 2014

And now, for the first time, Journals and Letters of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin is available as an e-book too! Continue reading

So very human: Making an e-book of Mother Theodore’s words

Blog Post | Posted on October 8, 2014

Christina talks about the process of making “Journals of Letters of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin” into an e-book, now available for purchase. Saint Mother Theodore is so very human in these pages! It’s a delightful book. Continue reading

Sisters of Providence collaboration timeline

Feature | Posted on April 20, 2014

Humans are creatures who remember. Can you remember fondly a time when you said or did something about which you feel an appropriate level of pride? How about those times that you recall with a tinge of sadness, because you acted in a way you now regret? Might it be possible to remember even those negative times with a sense of joy, because attitudes and opinions you held in the past have changed, you have grown, and now you view things anew and would behave differently? This timeline takes a look at Sisters of Providence and their journeys of collaboration through the years. Continue reading

From peaches to Poe

Blog Post | Posted on February 16, 2014

Dr. Sidney Doane, who showed Mother Theodore and her companions great kindness when they arrived in New York in 1840, also inspired another 19th century writer: Edgar Allan Poe himself. Continue reading

A walk through the convent

Feature | Posted on January 15, 2014

The Sisters of Providence buildings are a technological hodgepodge. New computers sit next to typewriters, old table-based sewing machines next to electronic ones, and giant dictionaries next to compact discs. This photo series shows the study in contrasts, where decades of technology sit comfortably side by side. Continue reading

SP website Did you know?

Feature | Posted on January 15, 2014

Sign up for email notifications, request prayer, learn about ministries, read our blog and more. The Sisters of Providence website offers a wealth of information. Continue reading

“The Promised Land of Providence”

Blog Post | Posted on October 22, 2013

Happy Foundation Day! 173 years ago today, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and her five companions finally arrived in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. This lovely, old poem written by Sister Loretta Therese Bierman (1886-1919) tells of their first view of the “deep forest.” Continue reading

Sent to serve through the years

Feature | Posted on October 1, 2013

For the Congregation’s first 120 years in Indiana, Sisters of Providence learned of their assignments for the year by hearing the Obedience List read aloud on August 15, the day before sisters began to leave for the assigned missions. Continue reading

Life in the Weihsien internment camp, 1943

Blog Post | Posted on April 17, 2013

I was recently looking for something in Against All Odds: Sisters of Providence Mission to the Chinese (a great book by Sister Ann Colette Wolf) and in the process got quite distracted by “Chapter Seven: Internment.” It tells, in nicely  Continue Reading »

Why I love Mother Theodore

Reflection | Posted on August 29, 2012

I’m not the kind of person who idolizes others, since nobody’s perfect; so I’ve acquired a habit of giving people I admire honorary status as one of my relatives. (You can love Great-Grandma without agreeing with everything she says at  Continue Reading »

A Sister Edith Pfau Evangelist

Feature | Posted on May 15, 2012

This article is reprinted from the summer 2012 issue of HOPE. When I first took a job with the Sisters of Providence several years ago, one of my favorite pastimes was wandering around looking at everything on the walls. The  Continue Reading »

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