Sister Sue Paweski
Content written by Sister Sue
A celebration: The Resurrection of Jesus
How are we moving toward a holistic understanding of Love, Mercy and Justice?
Seeking our Saint!
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Celebrating our many foundations this Foundation Day
The founding sisters arrived at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods late in the evening on Oct. 22, 1840. They were expecting a convent and a school. Instead they found a dense woods with no buildings in sight. There had been a storm that lasted 36 hours the previous days. The sisters arrived in damp clothes, hungry and tired.
A Jumping off point
As I gaze at the power of the Resurrection, I am grounded in the hope that is the foundation of our faith, the spiritual muscle memory of our relationship to the Divine
A year of St. Joseph, family protector
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus the Christ, the Light of the world, reflect on the example of Joseph. We will need to be “creatively courageous” this Christmas.
The Truth of a Tree
The tree is not completely altered; it has accommodated an uninvited situation. And, yes, that tree spoke to my heart. People can make changes and alter aspects of their lives because Creation is meant to survive if it is able to adapt to change.
St. Mary of Magdala: Apostle to the Apostles
Though the accounts vary, Mary of Magdala is the constant in all the renditions. She is the one who relates to the apostles that Jesus has risen. And yet, the popular image of Mary Magdalene is of a repentant sinner, a prostitute. How did that happen?
Foundation day: a community effort
Each of the founding sisters brought unique and much needed skills and gifts to the fledgling community. The same is true today; except that our tent is much bigger.
Restlessness led to liberation as a woman religious
During my early years in our formation process (nun training), I had to practice responding not reacting. Take a few deep breaths and ask for clarification. Begin a dialogue, not a monologue. Find some level of commonality and move from that point. Bring some sense of hope to situations that seem insurmountable.
‘Teaching is in my blood’
Sister Sue has been a Sister of Providence since 1998. She currently ministers as Co-director of the Providence Associate relationship with the Sisters of Providence. Prior to that she taught fine arts at St. Genevieve Catholic School in Chicago.