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Prayer in this Time of Need

‘There were, and continue to be, many good things that have come from this time …’

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Does it spark joy?

All I needed to do was ask the question, “Does it spark my joy?”

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Being Eucharist in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak

Looking around, I wondered if everyone who was there in church today would be there a few months from now. My heart ached for my sisters who for 70, 80, and 90 years or more have hardly been without the Eucharist for more than a few days. What were they experiencing?

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Prayer in this Time of Need

Heal those who are sick. Restore them to full health.

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Life changing bonds that unite us

Bonds change us, love transforms us. When I arrived back at the Woods I could only thank God for our Saint Mother Theodore. She unites us – sister to sister, sister to associate, associate to associate.

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New programs bring people together

Bringing people together to exchange ideas and see the world from a different perspective has never been more important than it is now. The stresses of everyday life coupled with all the conflict in the world have people feeling scared, unsure and disconnected. It was with this is mind that the Sisters of Providence of…

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Sharing the charism of Providence

It seems that the Templars are doing an extraordinary amount of good around the world in very quiet ways

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Compassion for Earth

“Conference of the Parties,” organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) will take place in Paris from Nov. 30-Dec. 11

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Hospitality remains a strong charism of the SPs

Hospitality has always been an honored tradition and important part of the Sisters of Providence charism.

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How relics became meaningful

Sister Paula Damiano shares her experience with relics and how they became more meaningful to her.

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Storms, seasickness, and the Cincinnati

Mother Theodore and her companions endured dark, cramped quarters, rough waters and storms on their journey from France to America. The new permanent shrine to Saint Mother Theodore will have a replica of the small space that she lived in during her travels aboard the “Cincinnati.”

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SP mission: alive with the times

From 1840 to 2013 our mission has remained unchanged. The expression of that mission, the way we live it out has evolved so that we can continue to serve people facing the pressing needs of the times.

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Sister Paula, formerly Sister Mario, has been a Sister of Providence since 1967. She has ministered as a teacher, director of vocations, pastoral associate and as a General Councilor for the Sisters of Providence. She currently ministers as director of programs and retreats at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.