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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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A place for neighbors: Providence Housing Corporation

Providence Housing Corporation was formed to provide affordable housing for the Congregation’s neighbors in need.

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January 4, 2015: Epiphany of the Lord

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.” When King Herod heard this, he was greatly troubled, and…

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Warm hearts welcome postulant Anna Fan

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods welcome postulant Anna Fan in a heart-warming entrance ceremony on Nov. 13.

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Toward the future: young sisters look forward

“The Congregation members support each other through difficult challenges and situations. No one works through the difficulties alone. Through several sisters, I see a passion for mission, ministry, prayer, and community, which is contagious,” Sister Dina said.
Three of our newest Sisters of Providence recently shared their thoughts about the future. Sisters Arrianne Whittaker and Dina Bato are temporarily professed and Sister Joni Luna is a novice in her second year of formation.

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New membership update: sharing the SPs with a new generation

Inviting women to consider life as a Sister of Providence (SP) continues to be a priority for the Congregation. Young women are still prayerfully considering joining. Some have told us they are attracted to our mission “to honor Divine Providence and to further God’s loving plans by devoting ourselves to works of love, mercy and justice in service among God’s people.”

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Share a story about a sister you love!

National Catholic Sisters Week begins today and goes through Friday, March 14, as part of National Women’s History Month. Help us celebrate and recognize the Sisters of Providence.

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January 26, 2014: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Matthew 4:12 begins Jesus’ public ministry, after his Baptism. He encourages people to “repent” or “turn away” from sin.

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Virtual circles offer real relationship

Recently “Providence Circles” were formed based on geographic area. Twelve are now operating across the U.S. Because not all Associates live near to each other, two “virtual” Providence Circles were also established. These groups meet via conference call. Any associate, candidate-associate or sister is welcome to attend any of the circles.

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January 19, 2014: Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Faith is belief in things that can’t be seen. John the Baptist first told people of Jesus’ coming and then when he arrived, drew attention to him in person, to strengthen people’s faith. Sometimes seeing is believing!

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Diane Weidenbenner is the annual fund manager and donor relations for the Sisters of Providence Mission Advancement office. She's also a Providence Associate.