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Taize prayer leads off Sisters of Providence participation in Terre Haute’s Year of the River celebration in 2013

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are joining in partnership with the 2013 Year of the River celebration in the Terre Haute area. Many of the Congregation’s annual events will have a Year of the River theme with prayer, information, educational opportunities and entertainment focused on the Wabash River and the roles other waterways…

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Sister Frances Joan Baker celebrates 80 years as Sister of Providence

In the true spirit of the Christmas season, it’s been a “wonderful life” for Sister Frances Joan Baker. Sister Frances Joan will celebrate her 80th anniversary during the Senior Jubilee today (Dec. 8), even though her actual anniversary was nearly a year ago. She entered the Congregation on Jan. 27, 1932. “It really has been…

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Foundation Day gems from the past

One visit to the Sisters of Providence Archives and you are likely to be engulfed with enthusiasm like the California gold-rushers might have sensed in the middle 1800s. Truly, you will find treasures. With today being Foundation Day, a research adventure through the Congregation early diaries uncovered some little gems on Oct. 22 in years…

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Something old, something new, something spiritual for you to do

If you are an ardent disciple of history, this is for you. If you like to step away and embrace spirituality, this is for you. If you like unique experiences, this is for you. The new Log Cabin Chapel at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is historical, offers a spiritual segue to peace and well-being and it certainly…

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Sister Nancy Reynolds watches London Olympics with keen interest, especially swimming competition

Sister Nancy Reynolds has used a lot of her free time recently watching the Olympic competition in London; after all, she might have been an Olympian herself once. Sister Nancy grew up in Indianapolis where she learned to swim in age groups when she was about 9 or 10 years old. She was a member…

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Sister Cathy Buster impresses young audience at Human Rights Day program

Sister Cathy Buster made quite an impression on her audience with her presentation at Terre Haute’s Human Rights Day program on April 10 at Indiana State University. Sister Cathy spoke about the Casa San Juan Bosco project in Arcadia, Fla., that will provide quality housing for migrant farm families left stranded by Hurricane Charley in…

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Sister Kathleen Desautels featured in Chicago Tribune

Sister Kathleen Desautels, a native of Indianapolis, didn’t set out to be a leader or administrator of organized, peaceful protests. But, when four Catholic Church workers were raped and murdered in El Salvadore, Sister Kathleen said she became motivated to get involved in social justice causes. Her motivation most likely became more keen when the…

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CNN shares Mother Theodore’s journey to sainthood

This article is reprinted from the summer 2012 issue of HOPE. Cable News Network (CNN) searches worldwide for intriguing stories to share with its millions of viewers. So, when CNN contacted the Congregation in October 2011 to inquire about sharing Saint Mother Theodore’s gripping journey to sainthood, the welcome mat was rolled out. CNN producer…

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CNN story again features Sisters of Providence, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Whoever said our Provident God works in mysterious ways certainly was a wise observer. What made Andrew Domini channel surf during a television commercial only to find on CNN the documentary about Saint Mother Theodore Guerin’s path to sainthood? What prompted Andrew to make a pilgrimage walk to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for a sick friend, calling…

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CNN to show documentary on Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

If you have traveled the world in search of truth, justice and the American way, or whatever else you might seek, you could be a difficult person to impress. Jen Christensen travels the world for CNN. She works as a producer in the Special Investigation and Documentary Unit. And, she’s impressed by her visits to…

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Sister Diane Ris publishes new book about Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Picture this: A Sister of Providence hovered over a desk in her writing room. A candle swaying delicately through currents of air as the sister works intently on her project. Sound familiar? Saint Mother Theodore Guerin did that when she documented events in her life and those special moments that were of vital importance to the fledgling Congregation…

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CNN visits Saint Mary-of-the-Woods to research Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Cable News Network (CNN) producer Jen Christensen visited Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Saturday, Oct. 22, to witness the Sisters of Providence Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Fest and to do research on the Congregation’s foundress. Jen hooked up with a video specialist, Jeff from Indianapolis, and spent most of the day Saturday witnessing the Foundation Day Eucharistic Liturgy,…

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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.