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Saint Mother Theodore: a humble servant of God

Sister St. Theodore, her given name as a Sister of Providence, accepted with humility her assignments. Even so when they were difficult, providentially acquiring new knowledge along the way that would benefit her in God’s plans for her future.

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Prayer for our Marriage

You are the third partner in our marriage, enhancing our love for each other, strengthening us in times of trial, and supplying us with both anchor and wings, that we may remain steadfast and true while soaring far beyond where we could be alone.

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Prayer for an unusual Lent

Amidst all the prescribed “social distancing” we are still not alone. Jesus’ message to his apostles in Gethsemane was to “watch and pray” as he went off to be alone for a while. Jesus’ message to us is also to watch and pray, particularly as we spend these days in ways we never imagined.

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A lampworker’s meditation

The color and clarity are full of potential, but it must change from its brittle, breakable self into the beauty for which it is designed. The bead is in the glass rod, but it is not the glass rod.

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Belonging with the Sisters of Providence: Providence Associate Marilyn Rausch

Becoming a Providence Associate completed a circle, returning to the roots that nourished me even when I was in a different space. The spirituality and witness of the Sisters of Providence is a magnet that continues to attract and hold close the depths of my heart. Returning as an associate is like coming home.

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Marilyn Rausch, a Providence Associate since 2014, has been associated with the Sisters of Providence most of her life. She was educated by the sisters for 16 years and a member of the Congregation for nine. A retired family practice physician, Marilyn lives with her husband Mike in Indianapolis, Indiana. She spends her time with her five grandchildren, serving in various positions in her parish, and camping with a family camping organization (Family Campers and RVers).