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Day by day with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | October 3, 2019 |

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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Wisdom and the future of religious life

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | September 20, 2019 |

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

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | May 21, 2019 |

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

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | April 13, 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

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | January 10, 2019 |

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

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | December 2, 2018 |

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

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HOME, a place to nurture the well-being of others

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | September 13, 2018 |

It is rare that a Sister of Providence going to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods doesn’t say, “I’m going home.” It is rare that visitors to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods campus don’t remark on the beauty, the peace and comfort they experience on the campus. It is rare that the Woods isn’t described as a special place or as welcoming.…

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Leadership transition in Mission Advancement

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | September 12, 2018 |

On Sept. 1, Harve Schlachter also began a new season in his professional life. He was named co-director of the Sisters of Providence Mission Advancement office and director of development, with specific responsibilities for donor relations and fund raising.

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Musings on Kleenex and ‘Kin-dom’

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | August 3, 2018 |

The kin-dom of God is like a Kleenex that’s been washed, rinsed, spun dry in a washing machine

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New designs from a tree’s former fullness

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | July 23, 2018 |

A huge white oak tree fell to the ground one day last week. Well, it wasn’t really a huge white oak tree. It was Huge. Not really. It was HUGE! It was old. Well, it was OLD. (Maybe the tree greeted Mother Theodore and her companions as they explored their forest home.) The day the…

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Vacation Bible School – A ‘Radical Ride’

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | July 14, 2018 |

No matter how virtual the trip, a five-day journey requires real life experience, dedicated and creative travel agents

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A dementia friendly HOME at the Woods

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | May 25, 2018 |

HOME is a culture change. Its intention is to make the entire Woods a dementia-friendly place for both those living with cognitive challenges and for their families and friends. HOME is an acronym for Helping Ourselves Meaningfully Engage.

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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 as Donor Relations volunteer in the sisters' Mission Advancement office.

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