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We all need a Polish grandpa! We all need the Christ Child.

We all need a Polish grandpa. We all need the Christ Child.

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Come O Wisdom: a reflection on our senior jubilarians

Truly, each of you, in your own way, has been a key figure in the unfolding story of Providence in the life of this Congregation.

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Christmas Letter from Sister Dawn, General Superior

You are the light this Christmas Season! Read Sister Dawn’s Christmas letter sharing how donors help the Sisters of Providence bring the light of Christ’s compassion to those in need.

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Advent 2019: All are welcome or How do we make room in the inn?

In a season where we sometimes can get really focused on what we are going to give, let’s become gracious receivers of God’s hospitality, receptors of the sacred

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A community based on mutual, abiding love

Sister Dawn reflects on the Providence community as we welcome new Providence Associates. May this community be one that mirrors the community established more than 2,000 years ago by Jesus. A community based on mutual, abiding love and not, as with other human institutions, on power or fear.

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Reflections for Foundation Day 2019

Well, the fact that we are still here 179 years later is certainly testimony to the Providence of God. It is also testimony to all those sisters in the U.S. as well as in China and Taiwan AND to the many other Dotties, Mandys and Margies in our larger community of Providence who have not let appearances keep them from doing good, doing lots of good.

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A Reflection for the Feast of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

‘Give me, give us, this heart of Mother Theodore with which to treasure the power and promise of the cross.’

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A Reflection for Reception into the Novitiate

Is not your heart burning inside to know this Christ, Jessica, to welcome this Christ as the core of your truest self?

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A Reflection for a Golden Jubilee

This Jubilee is as much about looking forward as it is about looking back.

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A reflection for first vows

What we make of Saint Mother Theodore’s legacy will be our legacy – will we follow and not look back?

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This Memorial Day: Take time to Remember

This Memorial Day, I hope you will remember some hero or heroine of your own, an obscure apostle, perhaps.

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The ever-expanding community of Providence

This has had profound impact on our concept of community. We now embrace an understanding of Providence — of God’s design and desire for all of us — which helps us know that we are united with all that exists. That everything is connected.

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Sister Dawn Tomaszewski was elected General Superior of the Sisters of Providence in 2016. She has been a Sister of Providence since 1975. Previously she ministered as a teacher, as communication and development director for the sisters and their ministries and as a member of elected leadership on the general council of the Sisters of Providence.

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