Sister Jan Craven
If we believe in God who is intensely personal, taking flesh in mothers and fathers, children and babies, in all of creation, then we believe in Jesus, born of Mary, who emerged from among us to open our eyes to the presence of God working in all creation.Read more
Remember our friend Jonah from the Jewish scriptures? He poured out his heart in prayer, saying, “In my distress I called to my God, and God answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry” (Jonah 2:2). Later in the same prayer, he says,…Read more
But I wonder: what would Mother Theodore think of being a saint? Would she be uncomfortable with all the attention? Would she feel like it was something she didn’t deserve? If given a choice would she refuse the honor? Mother Theodore once said, “What have we to do in order to become saints? Nothing extraordinary; nothing more than we do everyday. Only do it for [God’s] love.”Read more
As a Sister of Providence, Sister Jan Craven devotes a great deal of her time to her ministry. Not only does she spend time in prayer, but she also assists with tours, serves as a hostess to visiting groups, steps in as a docent, and volunteers for many other things as well. On top of all this, her main priority is to serve…Read more
Sometimes we get so caught up with our busy lives that we forget to acknowledge the daily miracles. Let Sister Jan Craven introduce you to our monthly e-newsletter from the shrine, where she will share some of the every day stories of every day people who are witnessing those every day miracles.Read more
Sister Jan is a Sister of Providence. Currently she ministers as co-director of Providence Spirituality and Conference Center and as director of shrines at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.