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Saint Mother Theodore’s guidance among the troubles an blessings of change

When we feel overwhelmed by the troubles and blessings of change, who can be our mentor, our friend, our wisdom figure? I suggest our own Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, a woman who faced a myriad of change — always with realism, hope and an unwavering trust in Providence,

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Sister Jessica Vitente: Leading and being led to God

Sister Jessica hopes the Newman Center provides the college students served with companions on the journey in service with one another, to the campus community and the community at large. Most importantly, the Center must let students know they are loved, accepted and belong to the community.

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Sunday, February 27, 2022: Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

‘This Gospel sets me on a new path as I make my Lenten plan.’

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Sunday, February 20, 2022: Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

‘Perhaps you’d like to use the statements above with the name of your choosing and see where it goes.’

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Sunday, February 13, 2022: Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Every day, I make the choice – turn away or jump into the fray, help create the kin-dom of God here and now

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Sunday, February 6, 2022: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

If you’d like, choose one of these words: impromptu, resistance, astonishment, recognition, conviction, conversion. Why that word?

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Prayer: a Sisters of Providence ministry dear to the heart

“The Sisters are my go to pray-ers! I am a firm believer in the power of prayer, so I’ll ask anyone who cares enough to pray for someone. Storm the heavens!”

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National World Kindness Day

The power of kindness … now there’s something to think about, act on and believe in.

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Journals and Letters final week: Celebrate Mother Theodore

With this week’s blog, we bid adieu, goodbye to our yearlong journey with Mother Theodore Guerin. We learned so much on this journey.

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Musings on World Smile Day

So smile – with your mouth, your eyes, your voice. Just smile – and then do that one random act of kindness that will make someone else smile.

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Thoughts on National Daughters Day

One thing leads to another

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Mother Theodore, Providence Associate Kate Childs Graham: writers encouraging goodness

It’s doubtful Mother Theodore wrote so her words would be preserved. She may have written to encourage others to persevere. Providence Associate Kate Childs Graham, speech writer for Vice President Kamala Harris, seems to have that same hope — that her writing will encourage others to persevere in living lives of faith, commitment, candor and compassion.

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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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