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Ready to ring in a New Year!

We are SO over 2020.

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Getting to know Providence Self Sufficiency Ministries

Founded by Sister Barbara Ann Zeller, SP, the ministry has provided for multi-generational living experiences

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Transformed by these Woods

“I don’t know what it is — there’s just something about the Woods.”
These are familiar sentiments for people who have lived or worked at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Most of us have heard these things. And most of us have said them ourselves. Sister Lisa Stallings reflects on the transforming power of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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What does refounding look like?

We Sisters of Providence believe what we bring is very much needed today. We are choosing refounding to make this future possible.

What does refounding look like? Here are a few examples.

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News and notes from the 2014 LCWR Assembly

News from the 2014 LCWR Assembly in Nashville has focused on the ongoing deliberation and dialogue concerning the doctrinal assessment initiated by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in 2009. Certainly the prayer, contemplation and discussion of the next best steps with regard to the assessment were important elements of our gathering in…

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Blaze the Fire Puppy is blessed and reporting for duty

Blaze the Fire Puppy and Sugar Creek Fire Chief Darrick Scott are blessed during a special ceremony on April 6, 2014.

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2 1/2 minutes a day

At a conference I attended in Arizona last week, the presenter noted that each day between Ash Wednesday and Easter, residents of the Northern Hemisphere experience about 2 1/2 additional minutes of light. He went on to suggest that if each of us spent those extra minutes purposefully, our hearts would be better able to…

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Simon and Daisy

A “cute pet” video has been making the rounds lately. It is aptly titled “Daisy the Puppy Can’t Quite Figure Out Stairs — Simon Shows Her How,” and once you’ve read the title, you pretty much know the whole plot. It seems Daisy, a weeks-old puppy has made it to the top of a half-flight…

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Welcoming friends and neighbors to Providence Health Care at the Woods

  Sisters of Providence have thought of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. as home since Mother Theodore Guerin and her companions established themselves here in 1840. We are happy to open our home in a new way to friends and neighbors from the Wabash Valley and beyond. Providence Health Care (PHC) at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods recently began accepting…

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Raucous, garish and crowded displays of Christmas lights

I LOVE Christmas lights! I admire and appreciate elegant, disciplined displays — a spotlight shining on the Christmas wreath, a string of white lights tracing tree trunks, a red bow on the lamp post. These visuals add beauty to the season and bring joy to many. What I LOVE, though, are raucous, garish and crowded…

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We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe

For many Christians, November is a time to focus on those who have gone before us. A number of denominations begin the month with the celebration of All Saints’ Day, and many churches provide a book of remembrance where the names of deceased friends and family members can be inscribed. In November, we remember our…

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Impacted by a few U.S. Federal Penitentiary inmates

The past week has been a full one at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Last Friday and Saturday, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College hosted its annual homecoming, and many alums and their families returned to campus to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. On Sunday, the White Violet Farm Alpacas open house provided our neighbors in the Wabash…

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Sister Lisa serves as vicar of the Sisters of Providence leadership team. After teaching junior high and high school, she spent twenty years ministering in music and worship in parishes in Chicago, Kentucky and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.