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Gospel reflection

February 5, 2012: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

On leaving the synagogue Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever. They immediately told him about her. He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up. Then the fever left her and she waited on them. When it was evening, after sunset, they…

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January 29, 2012: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Then they came to Capernaum, and on the sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and taught. The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes. In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit; he cried out, “What have you to do with us,…

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January 22, 2012: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

The word of the LORD came to Jonah, saying: “Set out for the great city of Nineveh, and announce to it the message that I will tell you.” So Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh, according to the LORD’S bidding. Now Nineveh was an enormously large city; it took three days to go through…

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January 15, 2012: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

John was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus. Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” – which…

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The new cosmology: an evolving universe

This article is reprinted from the fall 2009 issue of HOPE. How do you picture God? Pray to God? Understand God? Most of us move from childhood to adulthood thinking about God in ways appropriate to our age; yet there is always a sense that we don’t quite know how to do it. God is…

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The spirituality of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Spirituality, the fundamental, underlying way in which a person relates to God, to other people and to oneself, is not merely an attitude toward God, an acceptable way to worship God, or a certain set of beliefs about God. Spirituality certainly flows from these relationships, but it is much more fundamental than any of them….

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Our special practices

The Sisters of Providence have published a book about the fundamental practices that have shaped their lives and the life of the congregation since its beginning in France in 1806 and its establishment in Indiana in 1840. The book, Love, Mercy, Justice: A Book of Practices of the Sisters of Providence, published in January 2006,…

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Still rooted in Christ’s love

This article is reprinted from the summer 2008 issue of HOPE. “I am concerned about who the Sisters of Providence are today. They don’t wear a habit. Most of them don’t teach in schools anymore. They are against the death penalty. They speak out on things that I think have nothing to do with religion….

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Sister Jeanne Knoerle was a Sister of Providence for 64 years. She taught for many years at schools in Illinois, Indiana, and Washington, D.C. and was the president of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College from 1968 to 1983. Sister Jeanne passed away in June 2013. Read Sister Jeanne’s Obituary here.