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Sister Donna Butler

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An interview with Providence Associate Janice Lilly

Providence Associates Janice Lily discusses her work in providing healthy food for all through the Bloomington Winter Farmer’s Market

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Prayer for healing

Jesus, let me just touch your garment as did the woman of ancient times. O Divine Healer, please stay right here, if you will, while I hurry back with all of creation.  

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Daughters of the Forest

Did you ever know We are all on life support? Oh, I don’t mean respirators, Tubes and hospital things. I mean things like honey bees and trees, Wind and water, sun and soil, Farmers and gardeners, compost and creatures, Darkness and light. Saint Mother Theodore Sisters Basilide, St. Vincent Ferrer, Mary Xavier, St. Ligouri and…

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Holy Ground

O God, I kiss this holy ground This place of promises in process This place of people seeking God And of God seeking and saving a people A place of knowing one is hungry And of being fed This place of grumbling And of silence This space of solitude And of communal struggle This place…

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After the Rain

Water droplet Clinging so closely To the branch Suddenly Losing your grip You plummet To the ground Of my being So thirsty For one more taste of baptismal grace

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Rwanda: Rising from the ashes

Books offer first-person account of Rwandan genocide

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Life lessons from Ebony

‘Leave this world a better place for our having been in it’

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Poetry: A tree in winter

In the wintertime of my soul
barren branches stand stark
clothed in heaviness of ice
bestowed by winter night storm.

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‘World Day of Social Justice’

This year’s theme is fair trade

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‘But I won’t get any supper …’

Bread for the World 2015 offering of letters

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No longer slaves, but brothers and sisters

Sisters of Providence attend “Slavery Still Exists”

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Janice Vanderhaar: In the name of Peace and Justice

Sister Donna Butler reflects on Janice Vanderhaar

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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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