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Sister Denise Wilkinson

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Allowing for God’s presence: Sisters of Providence hospital chaplains

“Being open to the Spirit in this ministry is a must, along with a deep prayer life, so that we may stay aligned and be able to exhibit an open presence to the other.”

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You can help bring a happy ending to restore St. Joseph’s Lake

The lake water disappeared. In February 2018, days and days of heavy rain caused several large trees to be torn loose from the earthen berm. When the trees fell, a section of the berm collapsed, allowing the lake water to “escape.”

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Journals and Letters week 13: Relationships

The eight pages we read from the Mother Theodore’s ‘Journals and Letters” create quite the patchwork quilt of relationships — some intriguing, some annoying, some tender, some puzzling, some of the true blue kind.

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Journals and Letters week 9: The Journey’s end

Mother Theodore entered a culture entirely unknown to her; so perhaps the mission succeeded and endures because of her willingness to act, observe, learn and adapt.

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Prayer

Thanksgiving prayer

Thank you for loving me when I am sad, distressed, worried, crabby and impatient just as you love me when I am thankful.

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Thanksgiving prayer

I am thankful for the freedom of our nation and worried about the deep divisions between and among us.

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Journals and Letters week 5: The measure of the woman

Did the woman carry a yard stick? A surveyor’s measure? A folded up paper chart that converts leagues to miles, meters to inches or feet?

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Reflecting on the United States through the writing of Saint Mother Theodore

What words draw you into prayer?

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Side by side: our time of need is now

No matter the challenge, you help us solve it. No matter the project, you respond with love and generosity.

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Gospel reflection

May 31, 2020: Feast of Pentecost

“Every day, Jesus breathes into us the Friend, the Advocate, and God’s Spirit he promises to us. Let’s unlock the doors and do as Jesus asks us to do, to do as he did.” Read more of Sister Denise’s Gospel reflection.

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Musings on wearing and making masks

Let’s take our place then in a long history of mask wearers and mask makers. Let our masks keep ourselves and our neighbors safe and well.

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May 24, 2020: Feast of Ascension

“Do you recognize in yourself or others contradictory values, beliefs, behaviors that fit the description:Two things can be true at the same time?” Read more of Sister Denise’s Gospel reflection.

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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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