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Providence Associate Ann Henderson: connected by Providence, justice

By Lori Strawn | February 24, 2018 | 7 Comments

I would say that if you are looking for a connection with people who care deeply about intimacy with God by following Jesus and standing with those of the edge of society, then become a Providence Associate!

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Get to know Providence Associate Shawn Shamsaie: through adversity to Providence

By Lori Strawn | February 3, 2018 | 3 Comments

“When I arrived in the USA, I wasn’t angry or sad. I just felt lost. I learned that the future is never certain, and in order to make it, I must push forward.”

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Led by Providence to educate and serve: Diana Garza, PA

By Lori Strawn | January 11, 2018 | 5 Comments

As a Providence Associate, you become part of a community of strong, progressive women religious, and you help promote the Sisters of Providence’s mission of love, mercy, and justice in service among God’s people.

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“Providence has always guided my life”: Providence Associate Rae Huffman

By Lori Strawn | November 3, 2017 | 3 Comments

“I was invited to begin the process to learn about Providence and what it would mean to be in relationship to the sisters. I felt that my prayers had been answered,” says Providence Associate Rae Huffman. “I learned that there are many ways to follow the call of Providence and have a connection to the Sisters of Providence.”

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Providence Associate Arthur Snyder: a rewarding faith journey with the Sisters of Providence

By Lori Strawn | April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

I have been mentored and learned a great deal about spirituality and life in general. I now know the real importance of living a life based on love, mercy and justice — not just the meaning of the words.

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Where God walks: a poetic response to deeply spiritual places

By Lori Strawn | April 22, 2017 | 8 Comments

There are places God has glanced
with lightest touch of hand, some swept,
palm to earth, and some in which God’s hand
sinks into soil like a sculptor’s hand in clay, that shout …

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Called to perform: Sandra Hartlieb’s Mother Theodore

By Lori Strawn | October 24, 2016 | 5 Comments

“I was mad at Mother Theodore!” Sandra confesses. For years, Sandra had struggled with corneal degeneration. Prayers for Mother Theodore’s intervention seemed to fall on deaf ears.
“I wandered around the grounds complaining,” Sandra explains. “I ‘heard’ a voice saying, ‘Tell my story.’ Well, I said, ‘I am telling MY story!’ But the voice came again, and I realized it was HER! Telling me to tell HER story! I decided to do it.”

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Providence Associate Mary Jo Ricketson and moving meditation

By Lori Strawn | July 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

Providence Associate Mary Jo Ricketson has long known that physical and spiritual health are dependent on one another. That’s why this registered nurse and licensed yoga instructor started her business — A Touch of Grace — to bring the word of God alive through physical exercise.

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The way of pain and Holy Week

By Lori Strawn | March 19, 2016 | 3 Comments

Holy Week is coming up next week, a week wherein we remember Jesus’ suffering and his triumph over death. It seems an opportune time to reflect on the pain in our lives. We all experience pain, physical, mental or spiritual. But what we do with that pain matters.

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What’s your gift?

By Lori Strawn | December 20, 2015 | 2 Comments

So what is your gift? What can you lay down beside the manger? What would you give if you could give anything in the world?

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My friends, the saints

By Lori Strawn | October 31, 2015 | 2 Comments

We are used to thinking of saints in the past tense. It seems incredible that saints might walk among us today, but they do. What do they do that the rest of us don’t? Not much, really. Sainthood is less a way of doing than a way of being. As Mother Theodore said, “Let us never forget that if we wish to die like the Saints, we must live like them. “

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The pope and the golden rule

By Lori Strawn | September 25, 2015 | 5 Comments

What Francis speaks is Christ-centered, Gospel-centered common sense. Let us rejoice that we have a Pope who speaks for the poor, who challenges those in power, who will not be shut up by nay-sayers who call him a false prophet.

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Providence Associate Lori Strawn is a Freelance writer, radio show host and editor who lives in Witchita, Kansas. A 1987 graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Lori also serves on the advisory board for the Providence Associates.

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