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Sisters of Providence and LCWR

In April, 1956, in the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican Congregation for Religious asked the U.S. sisters to form a national conference and in November, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) was born. (It was initially launched as the Conference of Major Superiors of Women but in 1971, the organization was renamed.) It is…

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Building community through liturgy

This article is reprinted from the summer 2009 issue of HOPE. Sister Lisa Stallings’ official title is director of worship at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Louisville, Ky. However, she thinks of herself as a “utility infielder.” Whether she and the pastoral staff are collaborating on episcopal events officiated by the Most Rev. Joseph E….

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Making sense of the present moment

This article is reprinted from summer 2008 issue of HOPE. Sister Cathy Campbell explained Providence Spirituality as the “sacrament of the present moment,” as does Jean-Pierre de Caussade in his book, “Abandonment to Divine Providence.” “I try to stay open to God in each person, moment and circumstance that I encounter,” she added. Sister Cathy…

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It’s God’s project

This article is reprinted from winter 2008 issue of HOPE. In August 2004, Hurricane Charley ripped through Arcadia, Fla., destroying homes and jobs for migrant workers. Today, the Sisters of Providence have their own veritable force of nature, Sister Cathy Buster, working to build Casa San Juan Bosco, a “green” housing development for farm workers…

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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.