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March 18, 2017 SMTG statue dedication in Jasper, Indiana

The Sisters of Providence joined St. Joseph Catholic Church in celebrating their 175th anniversary of the first mission school began by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin in Jasper, Indiana, in 1842, by attending a day of festivities which included the blessing/dedication of a new Mother Theodore statue with two children. Read Sister Dawn Tomaszewski’s most recent…

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