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Spring is here!

Can’t make the trip to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods right now? Enjoy spring at the Woods in these pictures.

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Newsnotes

Fun at the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin FEST Approximately 200 people attended the 2015 Saint Mother Theodore Guerin FEST, which also coincided with the Sisters of Providence 175-year anniversary last October. Several activities took place during the two-day festival, including guided meditation, The Living Rosary, “To God Through Music,” and more. Several sisters and others…

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Ellen Baker-Longawa, Hammond, Indiana: “Good example is the best teacher.”

When I was in fourth grade I told her I wanted to be a sister and she told me to go to college first, fall in love, and then decide if I wanted to be a sister.

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Marybeth Rich, Homosassa, FL: “she helped me personally on many occasions.”

The one who had the most lasting effect was my school’s principal, Sister Marie Ellen Sullivan. Not only was she a great example of a leader to the whole school. a symbol of professional success for all, but she also helped me personally on many occasions.

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Kay Sisk, Linton, IN: “Sister made a great change in my life”

Sometime around 1986, I was diagnosed with Crohns disease. I had been ill for over a year and in and out of hospitals with uncontrollable vomiting and no answer to why it was happening. This sweet little lady introduced herself as Sister Georgianna Testregge.

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9 things you may not know about Saint Mother Theodore

She owned a pocket knife. She loved all creatures except snakes and mosquitoes. She had a special fondness for birds. On her voyage to America, via the ship, the Cincinnati, she counted the teeth of a porpoise caught with a harpoon. She was locked in a closet by a bishop. Because of sickness, after becoming…

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Anniversary of our first mission

The Sisters of Providence have a long history of mission work in Jasper, Ind. This week marked the 172nd year the school has been in operation. St. Joseph school located in Jasper, Ind., was the first establishment of the Sisters of Providence outside of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Woods Day Care/Pre-School to close

Citing a growing number of concerns, the Sisters of Providence have sadly announced the closing of Woods Day Care Pre-School (WDC PS), a sponsored institution for close to three decades.

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Coal tipple demolished

The coal tipple at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. was recently demolished. Read more about it on our blog.

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The Epiphany of the Lord

When Jesus therefore was born in Bethlehem of Juda, in the days of king Herod, behold, there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem, Saying: Where is he that is born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and are come to adore him. Who having heard the…

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Obituary

Sister Maureen Clare Lehmann

“ … [T]he wise shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament, and those who lead others to justice shall be like the stars forever.” (Daniel 12:3) “This short Biblical passage is an apt one to characterize the nearly 47 years that Sister Maureen Clare Lehmann spent in the ministry of education, six in…

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Celebrating women deacons of the early Church

Sisters Concetta Bañez, Carol Nolan and Loretta Picucci of Coachella, Calif., once again opened their home and hosted a special prayer service and meal for Providence Associates, Candidate-Associates, sisters and friends on Friday, July 20, 2012, in their Providence in the Desert residence. The group met to celebrate the women deacons of the early Church….

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Paul worked for the Sisters of Providence for 10 years, first as a Systems Analyst in the Information Technology department and as a photographer/digital media/web developer in the Missions Advancement office. He is a graduate of Indiana State University with a degree in electronics technology.