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All of life is one holy family (New Year’s, 2018)

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 31, 2017 | 5 Comments

In the Catholic Church world this New Year’s Eve we will celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. This coincidence of the Feast of the Holy Family and New Year’s Eve got me thinking about my notions of family and what constitutes both family and holiness these days. Is there a New Year’s Resolution to…

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‘I’ll be home for Christmas:’ A song of hope and of light in the darkness

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 20, 2017 | 6 Comments

This might seem like a strange reflection at a time of the year when we are celebrating a birth, and the operative emotion suggested is JOY

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Celebrating the Providence Associates: 10 years in relationship

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sisters of Providence share how they feel about Providence Associates: They give us hope for fresh energy and prophetic wisdom. They give hope for all of us now and into the future united for mission. Providence Associates give us all a greater appreciation of what Providence means. They give us a spiritual and inspirational uplift. They broaden our spirituality.

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Providence people: a reflection for Providence Associate rite of first commitment

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | November 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Let’s abide in being Sisters of Providence and Providence Associates during the coming year and cultivate the union among us by:
So loving our neighbor that we foster community and communion wherever we go.
So showing mercy that we engender hope wherever we go.
So doing justice that our actions and advocacy lead to change and reduce the violence and hatred in our world.
The world does need us for this. And what a sweet and powerful Providence that would be.

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2017 reflection for Foundation Day

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

Thanks, in part, to the latest volume of the SP history written by Sister Maureen Abbott, “New Lights from Old Truths,” we have cast new light on a saying of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. During instructions with the novices, Mother Thedore tells them that she doesn’t have new things to say to them, but she…

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2017 Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Feast Day reflection

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 4, 2017 | 6 Comments

Happy Feast! I think Mother Theodore might agree that the best part of her being declared a saint is the opportunity it has given us as her beloved community to come together to pray, to sing, to enjoy each other’s presence, to be in communion with one another, to recommit ourselves to carrying on her…

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Reflections for Back to School Mass

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | August 19, 2017 | 3 Comments

I offer you the companionship of the Sisters of Providence

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Reflection for the reception of Sister Emily TeKolste into the novitiate

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | August 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

What experiences will you welcome to open the eyes of your soul? Will you give the Holy Spirit free access to your mind and your heart so that you will see things in new lights?

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A ‘Golden Jubilee’ Reflection

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | June 28, 2017 | 2 Comments

‘Go, wake up the world!’

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Listening, loving, letting go: reflection for profession of vows

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | June 27, 2017 | 4 Comments

“Obedience, chastity, poverty — listening, loving, letting go. These are set before you today in a deeper way. And to return to the scripture for today — God is with you every step of the way.”
Sister Dawn reflects at the vows ceremony for three Sisters of Providence.

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Earth Day: A Holy Day of Obligation

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | April 20, 2017 | 7 Comments

Our fragile Earth IS HOLY

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Reflecting on Easter: ‘The stone has been rolled away’

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | April 15, 2017 | 5 Comments

Is there any greater joy than life overcoming death? Is there any greater longing than to find the stones of our lives rolled away?

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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.