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Congratulations to the 2016 gold and silver Jubilarians

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | June 28, 2016 |

Sister Denise reflects on three Sisters of Providence celebrating 50 years with the Congregation and one sisters celebrating 25 years as a sister. “All four of you answer the call of Jesus to reach out, to touch those longing for a deeper friendship with the Holy One. You touch those who mourn and those meek persons hungering for what rightfully is theirs though they are pushed to the sidelines by would-be leaders.”

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A Reflection for Memorial Day

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | May 25, 2016 |

So many parents, wives, husbands and children mourn and remember loved ones who have died in wars far from home or very near home.

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Dare to be merciful

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | April 13, 2016 |

“You persistently encourage us to build not destroy, … to have mercy towards the one we see as least deserving or the one who has hurt us deeply and to love, love, love and love more.” Sister Denise Wilkinson dares us to look more deeply at mercy in our lives.

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A reflection for Easter

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | March 23, 2016 |

‘Staying positive. Pray for me.’

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Reflection for Lent

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | February 10, 2016 |

I wish you well in celebrating Lent in whatever way makes sense to you as a child of a loving God.

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New Year Reflection 2016

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | January 4, 2016 |

Happy New Year and a blessed 2016! Have you made your New Year’s resolution(s) yet? Do you ever? I never do and probably never will. Maybe because in our Catholic tradition there are so many new seasons – Ordinary time to Advent to Christmas to Lent to Easter and back to Ordinary time. Each new…

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Christmas Reflection 2015

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | December 15, 2015 |

Then I came upon a news story titled “Good Samaritan Rescues Mom at Airport.” This news story led me to the movie It’s A Wonderful Life featuring the angel Clarence Odbody. Those of us old enough to remember this film gained valuable life lessons by watching George Bailey struggling with doubt because of his lack of success in life.

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2015 Senior Jubilee Reflection

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | December 9, 2015 |

Twenty-One Sisters Celebrated Senior Jubilees Tuesday, Dec. 8

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By Sister Denise Wilkinson | December 3, 2015 |

The Sisters of Providence and our Providence Associates have a natural affinity for The Holy Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis. This Holy Year begins December 8, 2015 and ends November 20, 2016. Pope Francis states in his proclamation instituting this Holy Year: “I am convinced that the whole Church will find in this…

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Thanksgiving Reflection

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | November 19, 2015 |

If you Google “thanksgiving day” as I did, be prepared for a wide variety of articles, Wikipedia entries and “further references.”

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Pentecost 2015

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | May 22, 2015 |

I’m often asked to write a blog for feast days or holy seasons — Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Easter; and I’m okay with those. However, I’ve been asked a few times to write for the feast of Pentecost. I dread it. My theology of the Holy Spirit definitely needs some development. When expressing this concern to…

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Spring anthems of Alleluia: Easter 2015

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | April 1, 2015 |

How wonderful to be reassured — once again this Easter — that Jesus has been raised, has disappeared from the tomb AND with me/us still.

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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 Congregation. Currently, Sister Denise serves as Donor Relations volunteer in Mission Advancement office.

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