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Women share why they are exploring life as a Sister of Providence

By Sister Editha Ben | August 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I like their deep and beautiful understanding of God — how it connects them to others, the Earth and art. There is so much life and creativity flooding from the SPs and it resonates with my soul. I also love their social justice.”

We are so blessed to be able to share with others the joy we find in our lives as Sisters of Providence. Please keep in your prayers these women and all others who are exploring where God is leading them.

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Meet a sister. Be inspired. National Catholic Sisters Week invite

By Sister Editha Ben | March 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

So, in honor of National Catholic Sisters week, join us for a meal. Get to know us better. Tell others about the Sisters of Providence and the work we do to make the world a more just and loving place. Together with you, our friends and supporters, we can make this world a more hope-filled place.

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Co-creating the future with God

By Sister Editha Ben | December 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

Let us be more intentional in allowing Providence to actively engage in our lives. More present to how we are called to co-create in this time of distrust, cultural animosity, economic crisis and increasing violence.

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A wonderful time to get to know the sisters of these Woods

By Sister Editha Ben | October 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

It was fitting that our discernment weekend for women interested in knowing more about religious life was during the FEST. It energized me to have seven women who came from Georgia, California, Michigan, and Indiana to have closer interactions with sisters, especially our sisters in initial formation and our sisters who minister in new membership.

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10 ways to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life!

By Sister Editha Ben | March 2, 2015 | 2 Comments

The Sisters of Providence suggest 10 ways for you to participate in the Year of Consecrated Life, named by Pope Francis, beginning Nov. 30, 2014 to Feb. 2, 2016.

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Sisters of Providence invited to Vietnamese New Year Mass

By Sister Editha Ben | February 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

Sisters Editha Ben and Mary Beth Klingel are invited by Sister Anna Ho to a Vietnamese Lunar New Year Mass and celebration in Indianapolis on Feb. 15.

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Simbang Gabi novena full of music and hospitality

By Sister Editha Ben | December 24, 2014 | 3 Comments

Sister Editha Ben, vocation director for the Sisters of Providence, attends Simbang Gabi novena during Christmas holiday, and shares her experience.

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The gift of vocation

By Sister Editha Ben | November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

There were over 300 who attended the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) Convocation in Plano, Texas.  Of that number, I was one of the more than 100 first timers! Participants came as far as Guam, Canada and Ireland. The theme of the biennial convocation was: “Vocation Ministers as Ambassadors for Christ: A Reconciling Presence.” At…

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Inviting the Holy Spirit into your life

By Sister Editha Ben | May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

As we celebrate Pentecost, the “process of discernment” comes to mind. I reflect on/imagine Jesus’ followers in a locked room, fearful, agitated and probably confused, uncertain as to what they needed to do now that Jesus was no longer with them. Mary, Jesus’ mother, was with the disciples in the Upper Room. All through her…

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A Lenten message

By Sister Editha Ben | March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Traditionally, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and has been thought of as a time to give up something. This action creates a reminder of repentance and renewal in one’s relationship with God and others. However, today many prefer to think of this time as not “giving up something” but rather as addressing personal habits that…

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Sending you many blessings on this Valentine Day!

A Valentine message from Sister Editha

By Sister Editha Ben | February 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

We pray that God will bless you with an abundance of love and that you will share your love with all those who are special in your life. We pray that God’s love, compassion and generosity will continue to shine throughout your life in all that you say and do. If you would like to…

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You can be someone’s present!

By Sister Editha Ben | December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Share the true expression of the Christmas spirit! Invite an elderly neighbor to dinner, visit a person who is homebound, clean the house of a single parent, comfort someone who is grieving or make a care package for someone who has lost his/her job. Simply reaching out to someone in need is the true expression…

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Sister Editha Ben currently ministers as a member of the new membership team, encouraging women to consider life as a Sister of Providence.