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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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‘Were you there when they crucified, my Lord?’

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | April 10, 2017 | 2 Comments

‘Oh, it does cause me to tremble’

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Reflections on the 175th Anniversary Celebration of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

‘Thank you on behalf of all Sisters of Providence and especially those of us who are with you’

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Another definition of Providence: ‘Don’t worry, Sister. We will send something.’

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

We have already received donations from 1,104 donors

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A Christmas Reflection

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 20, 2016 | 5 Comments

God comes to me like this all the time

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What has happened to us since that first Thanksgiving?

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | November 22, 2016 | 2 Comments

It helped me to return to the original story to remind myself that right relationship is possible

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What has happened to us since that first Thanksgiving?

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

It helped me to return to the original story to remind myself that right relationship is possible

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Being Providence in a world in need: Sister Dawn’s reflection to new Providence Associates

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

You belong to this community in a special way. And we belong to each other. Together we belong to Providence. Together we are called to be Providence. The world needs us for this. And certainly, in light of all that has happened this week and in the weeks leading up to our national election as well as what may be required of us as a result of this election—our country needs us for this.

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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.