Sister Patricia Fillenwarth
(Note: The following is a reflection shared by Sister Patty Fillenwarth during the Sisters of Providence 2018 annual meeting) We rejoice in being sisters and brothers, the very life and breath of God in the Spirit. Today we celebrate interculturality, which helps us to love one another, appreciate one another and depend on one another…Read more
Many who have ever been in my office, have seen my little screen saver go around and around on my monitor and it reads, “EVERY DAY IS A GIFT”. Although some may consider this just a cliché, I have kept it there for many years – just to remind me. We take so many things for granted,…Read more
Last year, Sister Patty Fillenwarth was quite pleased that the Providence Family Services annual rummage sale cracked $6,000 in proceeds. However, she couldn’t be happier with the results of this year’s sale, which took place at Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Chicago, Oct. 3 and 4: $7,654.13 was raised to help…Read more
Looking out the window at the oatmeal-colored sky hurling down buckets of sleet and ice reminds us again that we are in February. It’s the time of year when we would like to curl up under the blanket and forget that there is a life going on out there. An hour of the blanket over…Read more
Providence Family Services (PFS) in Chicago held its annual rummage sale Oct. 6 and 7. Sister Patty Fillenwarth, director of Providence Family Services and rummage sale coordinator, penned the poem below to thank the countless friends and supporters who donate items and volunteer time to raise money for the ministry. PFS serves the largely…Read more
Sister Patty Fillenwarth ministers as a counselor at Providence Family Services (PFS) in Chicago. She is also founder and director of PFS.