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Gospel reflection

January 26, 2020: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading: Matthew 4:18-22 (taken from “The New Testament and Psalms: An Inclusive Version”) Then walking by the Sea of Galilee, Jesus saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea — for they were fishers. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make…

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Gospel reflection

January 19, 2020: Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading: John 1:32-34 (taken from “The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language” by Eugene H. Peterson) John testified further saying, “I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven and remain upon him. I did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me. ‘On whomever you…

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Sisters of Providence respond to compelling need for health care

The willingness of the Providence Health Care staff to forgo the efficiency of a set schedule in favor of a more spontaneous model of care speaks volumes for their commitment to recognizing and respecting the dignity and individuality of persons in their care.

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Gospel reflection

January 12, 2020: The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Reading: Matthew 2:1. 13-15 (taken from “The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language” by Eugene H. Peterson) While Jesus was living in the Galilean hills, John called the “Baptizer” was preaching in the desert country of Judea … His message was simple and austere, like his desert surroundings: “Change your life. God’s kingdom is here”……

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Gospel reflection

January 5, 2020: The Feast of Epiphany of the Lord

Reading: Matthew 2:1, 9-12 (taken from “The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language” by Eugene H. Peterson) After Jesus was born in Bethlehem village, Judah territory – this was during Herod’s kingship – a band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around. “Where can we find the newborn king of the…

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Day by day with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

I feel inclined to talk with Saint Mother Theodore about what’s worrying me, or making me happy or driving me crazy. “Another means for preserving the peace is to let little things pass without noticing them,” she said.

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Prayer

Be with me in my searching: Sisters of Providence discernment prayer

God of hope and possibilities,I am searching.
I have the energy and desire to work with others for the good of all others.
But how, when, where, with whom?

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Wisdom and the future of religious life

We Sisters of Providence don’t believe religious life is dead. That we cannot see how religious life will be lived in the future doesn’t keep us from believing that it will.

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Saint Mother Theodore: The real woman behind the image

I find this image of Mother Theodore very compelling. Because it hangs in my work space, I see it often. For me the image conveys an entirely different way to know Mother Theodore. This isn’t the iconic formal portrait of Mother Theodore. It is not the grey, grainy daguerreotype giving us the most accurate way…

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Reflecting on Palm Sunday 2019

Does Palm Sunday mark the beginning of the last chapter in the life of Jesus?

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Education in everyday caring makes a difference

Staff members who participated in dementia care training share how it makes a difference in their everyday care giving: Don’t take any behaviors personally.** Build trust by spending time with each person.** Learn to read the cues of a person. A non-verbal person may ordinarily smile as a greeting; but if there’s no smile, she’s having a bad time of it.

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Advent 2018: So many possibilities in the waiting

The days of Advent, the Church’s season of waiting, holds so many possibilities for us

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Sister Denise was the general superior of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from 2006-2016. She previously served as a high school teacher, college administrator, postulant/novice director and director of advancement and communications for the Congregation. Currently, Sister Denise serves the Congregation in various volunteer positions.

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