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What’s your gift?

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

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

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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Coming home to the Providence Associates annual meeting

Coming home means … friendly faces and laughter.
Coming home means … feeling at ease and at peace.
Coming home means … being together in Our Woods!

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Providence Associate Lori Strawn is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Witchita, Kansas. A 1987 graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Lori formerly served on the advisory board for the Providence Associates.