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Sister Ann Marie Boyce

By Sisters of Providence | January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

‘She almost always said yes to anyone’s request for help. She was lovingly generous, totally dependable, and a faithful friend to many.’

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O Antiphon – O Emmanuel come ransom us

By Sisters of Providence | December 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Emmanuel, God-with-us, the final antiphon sung on December 23, is one of the most treasured names by which we address God. The Word of God has become flesh and dwells among us! The great longing for Wisdom to dwell among us comes to fulfillment in the conception of the Son of God in Mary by…

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O Antiphon – O King of nations come save us

By Sisters of Providence | December 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jesus the Christ enters the antiphons directly as the one who is King and Desired of all. He will bind God’s people Israel with the Gentile world. The foundation of this union is Christ as the cornerstone. Speaking eloquently to both Jewish and Gentile Christians, St. Paul uses the cornerstone image in the letter to…

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O Antiphon – O Dayspring come shine on us

By Sisters of Providence | December 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dawn – even though it rouses us from sleep and marks the beginning of a new day with all its challenges and blessings – brings light and the possibilities that a new day holds. The Sun of Justice shines upon Mary and Joseph, angels, rulers, shepherds and on ourselves as we rejoice and marvel at…

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O Antiphon – O Key of David come free us

By Sisters of Providence | December 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

As we read the Book of Kings, it is startling to discover that even though they were lawful descendants of David, the constant refrain describing all but two of the kings reads: “He did evil in the sight of the Lord.” David himself sinned seriously yet to David belong the key and scepter of the…

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O Antiphon – O flower of Jesse come deliver us

By Sisters of Providence | December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Root of Jesse, antiphon, refers to the family descended from Jesse, the father of David, and therefore the root of the house of David. The Jesse tree, common in the land, became the ensign or insignia of the House of David, who succeeded Saul, the first king of Israel. David’s reign was long and…

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O Antiphon – O Leader come to set us free

By Sisters of Providence | December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Yahweh spoke to Moses from the burning bush, Moses understood that his mission was to lead the Hebrew slaves from Egypt to the Promised Land. Moses asked God’s name so that he could tell the people who made this promise and the response was “Tell them that I Am sent me to you.” The…

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Christmas message from Sister Dawn

By Sisters of Providence | December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

“May the treasures of this holy season touch your heart with love and great joy!“ As there’s only one week of waiting left until the Christmas, Sister Dawn Tomaszewski, general superior, shares her Christmas video message outside the St. Anne Shell Chapel, an historical treasure at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She expresses her sincere gratitude for all…

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O Antiphon – O wisdom from on high

By Sisters of Providence | December 17, 2018 | 1 Comment

One of the most profound pursuits of human life is the call to Wisdom. Our spirits search to find it in ourselves as God’s gift, and to welcome it from others. The Israelites thought of Wisdom as practical experience for every day living. This notion requires persons who act with prudence, not prudence that prevents…

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Leadership Team shares LCWR statement on DHS funding

By Sisters of Providence | December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Leadership Team and Justice Promoter wanted to share this message from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR): Dear Friends, Congress must decide by Dec. 7, 2018, how to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the rest of fiscal year 2019. Right now is a critical time for people of faith and…

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Merry Christmas!

By Sisters of Providence | December 3, 2018 | 1 Comment

Our sincere thanks to all of our partners, donors, volunteers and friends for your dedication and generous support.

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Take the pledge to support asylum seekers

By Sisters of Providence | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Leadership Team and many Sisters of Providence have joined more than 4,000 persons who have already pledged to support asylum seekers. Won’t you join us? We want to share with you this message from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR): The administration’s presidential proclamation and interim final rule which prevents immigrants who enter the U.S.…

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The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are a congregation of Roman Catholic women religious (sisters) who minister throughout the United States and Taiwan. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence in 1840. The congregation has a mission of being God's Providence in the world by committing to performing works of love, mercy and justice in service among God's people.