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Woman at the Well

I don’t even want to recount
what has happened
in my life this year.
I just want to be with the One
who already knows.
who knows me through and through
better than I know myself.

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A Providence moment with Sister Camille Neubauer

I felt that both of these incidents were Camille letting me know “Donna, have no fear. Camille is here.”

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What to pack for the journey

It was a powerful reflection writing what I would take and how I would say goodbye to those I loved.

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Rising to the Occasion

I think we will be different when this crisis is over.

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Butterflies for immigrant children in detention centers

We invite you to join us in the butterfly project

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Sister Helen Vinton brings hope in an unsteady environment

“Currently, climate change is the biggest threat to many Louisiana families, changing how and where they live and make a living,” says Sister Helen Vinton. Families in coastal Louisiana have suffered greatly.

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A New Advent Symbol

I love this new symbol of Advent!

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Crossing the Borders of our Hearts

While we may not be able physically to minister to the many families at the U.S border, we are not powerless

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Art, an enduring legacy at the Woods

On this particular day it was a painting done at Saint Mary of-the-Woods in 1898 by his grandmother, Mary Ray McCoy that brought Robert Kirkpatrick Jr., his brother, Jay and sister-in-law, Carole to visit for the first time.

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A front porch reflection

She had a very small house, but an extravagant heart

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Alaska holiday honors Elizabeth Peratrovich

They experienced discrimination against native indigenous people whose ancestors had lived there for thousands of years

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Intersectionality – what is it?

Today, even as random violence seems to become the norm in our country, there are some for whom violence and discrimination are nothing new. Whole classes of people face discrimination on a daily basis because of how their realities overlap: discrimination in housing, the workplace, our churches, our criminal justice system, health care, our immigration system.

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Sister Donna Butler has been a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for more than 60 years. Sister Donna has served in elementary education, parish ministry, diocesan social justice, as well as the Congregation’s liturgy office, archives department and social justice outreach. She also administered as the director of the Providence Volunteer Ministry. Sister Donna currently volunteers in outreach with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College students.

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