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Sending us out to encourage new sisters

Thank you for investing in the future of the Sisters of Providence

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A new and improved SistersofProvidence.org

Spend a few minutes or an hour checking out the new site. Did you know that our website is one of the most important ways that new people learn about the Congregation? Thousands of people visit it each month!

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Transforming urban America one student at a time

Ever since 1840, the Sisters of Providence have been committed to providing quality education to children, furthering the legacy of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. In 2007, that legacy led the SPs to sponsor Providence Cristo Rey (PCR), a college preparatory school that follows the model born in Chicago by the Jesuits. The Cristo Rey Network…

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The bond of friendship leads to lives as sisters

“Before Anna and I were friends. Now we are family members of the Sisters of Providence, with a multi-year friendship base to help me live more freely in this family,” Teresa said.

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SPs are merry presents at Light Your Way Christmas Parade

The Christmas season is a time to be merry and bright and the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are enthusiastic supporters of this tradition. Saturday night, the Sisters of Providence participated in the 2nd annual Light Your Way Christmas Parade in downtown Terre Haute, as one of more than 75 entries. Sisters and staff…

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“You don’t give up on a person” Sister Rita Clare’s journey with a prisoner

“He’s always felt remorse. I’m not condoning the evil that he has done. But he’s also a human being who needs support. He needs someone who is a positive influence in his life and can help him improve.”

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Unity and difference: blessings of engagement for local church members and the Sisters of Providence

To date, 11 members of Central Christian Church have become Providence Associates or are candidates, including the pastor! Karen Sagraves says many synergies exist between Central Christian Church and the Sisters of Providence. “We’re both very inclusive, related to ecumenical issues and relationships with others. We’re both justice-oriented and progressive.”

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Connecting hope and assistance to a community in need

“It’s as if Providence is there, waiting to provide. Someone comes in and says ‘I have to take care of my grandkids whose parents are now in jail. I need some beds.’ Within 24 hours, I’ll have two twin beds show up,” said Sister Dorothy Rasche, SP, director of The Connecting Link.

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Calls from the Woods provide a listening ear

Calling during the Sisters of Providence phonathon is a good way to reconnect with our friends and supporters, thank them for their help and take prayer requests.

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What can these Woods offer you?

The Jubilee Year of Mercy began Dec. 8, 2015, the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council. What will you do this year to grow in your faith? To strengthen both charitable works and social justice at home and as part of your faith community? Maybe a visit to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods can help you on your way.

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Care of Earth attracts new members

The Sisters of Providence ministry educating toward care for creation at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice is attracting young women to joining the Congregation.

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Sister Marilú Covani

Sister Marilu Covani talks about what it has been like to be a mother, grandmother and Sister of Providence.

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Diane Weidenbenner is director of marketing and communications for the Sisters of Providence Mission Advancement office. She's also a Providence Associate.