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

“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

Our fragile Earth IS HOLY

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

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?’

‘Oh, it does cause me to tremble’

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

‘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.’

We have already received donations from 1,104 donors

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A Christmas Reflection

God comes to me like this all the time

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What has happened to us since that first Thanksgiving?

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?

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

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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A shared Reflection for Foundation Day

‘Trust in the Providence of God that so far has never failed us’

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Letter to Cardinal Elect Joseph Tobin

We have found in you an advocate for Catholic higher education, as well as religious life

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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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