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Gospel reflection

January 12, 2014: Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

We share in Jesus’ baptism and life by journeying alongside others. Matthew 3:13-17

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January 5, 2014: Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

January 5 Gospel reading and reflection on the magi from the east visiting Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, and giving them gifts for their journey ahead.

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December 29, 2013: Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

When the magi had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him.” Joseph rose and took the child and his…

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December 22, 2013: Fourth Sunday of Advent

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was…

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December 15, 2013: Third Sunday of Advent

When John the Baptist heard in prison of the works of the Christ, he sent his disciples to Jesus with this question, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” Jesus said to them in reply, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind regain their…

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December 8, 2013: Second Sunday of Advent

John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” It was of him that the prophet Isaiah had spoken when he said: A voice of one crying out in the desert, Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. John wore…

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December 1, 2013: First Sunday of Advent

Jesus said to his disciples: “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. In those days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day that Noah entered the ark. They did not know until…

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Meeting needs far and wide

Sister Josephine ministered as a nurse from July 1969 to August 1971 in Vietnam during the war. She served taking care of children in an orphanage. Today she accompanies sisters having with special health needs.

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Accounting for relationships

Sister Deborah Campbell travels the world in service to the those in need in her ministry as senior auditor with Catholic Relief Services (CRS). “It’s those sorts of connections that are meaningful. I try to treat everyone like they are valuable, like I would want to be treated,” Sister Deborah said.

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Providence Food Pantry relocates to spacious, convenient location in West Terre Haute

Moving day can be stressful and for the volunteers at Providence Food Pantry located in West Terre Haute it was no exception. “I worried about how we would get 14 full-size refrigerators and freezers up the steps, loaded into the moving truck and unloaded at our new location at 701 West National Street,” said Sister…

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What do sisters do all day?

As part of her daily responsibilities, Sister Nancy Nolan, vocation office coordinator, answers questions and inquiries from women who are interested in religious life. Sometimes Sister Nancy is asked for information from young women, especially, who have been tasked with doing research and reporting on religious life. Questions can include “What do you wear,” or…

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Joni has an “overwhelming feeling to serve”

Joni Luna, our new postulant from Texas, wanted more. She was a successful teacher/women’s athletic coordinator with a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She  had a loving family, a successful volleyball coaching career, and a comfortable life (car, beach house, boat, pop-up camper), yet Joni felt that something was still…

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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.