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Community from afar

Sisters living far from the SP motherhouse still feel a deep connection to the community.

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Former student rescues sister from Florida accident; saves her life

Sister Ann Paula Pohlman and Sister Margaret Louise Bernard were planning a day of adventure at the Port of Tampa (Fla.) to see some tour ships that were open at the aquarium. Shortly after noon on March 15, 2013, they left their apartment complex in Bradenton. Sister Ann Paula attempted to make a turn into…

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Casa San Juan Bosco in Florida now a full community

It must be something to see, Sister Cathy Buster muscling around a 26-foot U-Haul truck. She would never be mistaken for a husky football player. But, if you know her or know anything about her, you can see her doing just that: muscling around a truck. Sister Cathy is vice president of Catholic Charities Housing…

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Sister Kay Manley: candidates and companions value time together

Sister Kay Manley is a native of Indianapolis. She has been a Sister of Providence 55 years. She currently ministers as a teacher of theology at Guerin College Preparatory High School in River Grove, Ill. She also has ministered in Lafayette, Ind., Chicago and in California. Q. You were invited to be a companion to…

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Providence Associates Circles

Annual Gathering 2013 Photo Album Providence Circles are alive and energized! After months of preparation, discussion and planning, Providence Associates were introduced to Providence Circles at their annual meeting June 28-July 1 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Providence Circles comprise a network of groups within the associate relationship that will take on their own forms as they…

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Kyle Meadors: Mother Theodore is here with us … working on our level

Kyle Meadors grew up in Missouri and now lives in Illinois. He professes a deep love and admiration for Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and says he is enriched every day through his associate relationship. He also believes he is at home when he has the opportunity to visit Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Please share a little bit…

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Helen Flavin: “What was I thinking? Do I belong here?”

Helen currently works as a teacher and says she loves her time with students. She talks about the many questions she had about her journey thus far to become a Providence Associate and how those questions were answered. She also mentions how an “ice-breaker” on her first evening at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, helped her solve her…

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Relationship with Saint Mother Theodore offers bridge through troubled times

Kyle Meadors, a Providence Associate who lives in Chicago, has a special place in his heart for his father, and for Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. He and his associate-companion, Sister Pat Mahoney, went to All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, Ill., recently to honor Kyle’s relationship with his father and the foundress of the Sisters…

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Sisters of Providence to create a permanent shrine for Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods have raised the money to create the permanent shrine for Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. However, fundraising continues for an additional $250,000 to complete phase one of the project. This phase includes renovation to Providence Spirituality and Conference Center related to the Shrine work. Sister Denise Wilkinson, the Congregation’s…

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Sister Jeanne Knoerle, former college president and Terre Haute community partner, dies Monday

Sister Jeanne Knoerle, a Sister of Providence for 64 years and president of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College for 15 years, died early Monday morning (June 10) at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods where she resided. Funeral arrangements are pending. Sister Jeanne also was well known for her involvement in many community groups and activities in the Terre Haute area….

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Sister Marianne Mader: Serving as companion is all in the family

Sister Marianne Mader is a detective, of sorts. She ministers as a research assistant in Archives at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She particularly enjoys medical research. She used her skills to help document information about Saint Mother Theodore Guerin’s brain, which was an important part of the canonization requirements. She has been a member of the Congregation…

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Kathy Fleming: We know Sister Mary Alice’s spirit is still inspiring us

1.) Please share a little bit about your life history and experiences. Indianapolis has been my home since my birth but I’ve had two interesting life experiences in Virginia and California. There are seven children in our family, four are still living. We had an U.S. Army father during World War II so he was…

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Dave Cox was media relations manager for the Sisters of Providence for many years. Prior to his work with the sisters, he spent over 30 years in newspaper newsrooms.