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Sister Michael Therese Elliott

“My delight increases each time I sense your presence within me!” (Psalm 16:3) “In Psalm 16, one of Sister Michael Therese’s favorites, we find the line, ‘My delight increases each time I sense your presence.’ The truth of this was seen in Sister Michael Therese’s life at least twice on Friday afternoon, May 19. The…

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Sister Ann Bernard Sullivan

“Love is the strength of my life — of whom shall I be afraid?” (excerpt from Psalm 27 of “Psalms for Praying” by Nan Merrill) “These words of one of Sister Ann Bernard’s favorite Psalms give us some insight into the peace that was a hallmark of Sister Ann Bernard. Every sister with whom I…

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Sister Marie Kevin Tighe

Editor’s note: Sister Marie Kevin died May 19, 2014, at age 89. Recently I read, “Those who come to religious life seem to have been born with a particular charism alive within them. In time, they find a Congregation that embodies that same spirit…” I think that is what happened to me when I “found”…

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Sister Rose Marie Garvey

“When you seek me you shall find me.” (Jeremiah 29:13) “Centuries after Jeremiah, Sister Rose Marie found in these words affirmation of her own life of faith, a life of never failing confidence in God. In fact, this passage from Jeremiah is among the few heavily lined passages in her well-used Bible,” said Sister Alexa…

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Sister Gertrude Therese Garvey

“Sing to the Lord a new song . …” (Psalm 140:1) “Today we come together to honor the life of two great women. Sister Alexa Suelzer and I will try to bring into focus the creativity and talents of these sisters, Sisters Gertrude Therese and Rose Marie Garvey,” said Sister Catherine Livers in her commentary…

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Sister Ann Lucille Mortell

“We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) “This reading seems especially appropriate for one whose love of God was so transparent to those of us who knew her,” said Sister Mary Roger Madden, referring to Sister Ann Lucille Mortell, who…

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Sister Angela Rose Halpin

“It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praise to your name, Most High.” (Psalm 92:1) “The words of the Psalmist direct one’s thoughts to faith, prayer and service. In reflecting on the life of Sister Angela Rose it seems these qualities fit her perfectly as she was a woman of great…

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Sister Mary Anselm Coppersmith

“Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8) “Sister Mary Anselm had this Scripture noted, probably with a desire to carry out its message. She was a good steward of God’s grace and used her gifts to serve others,” said Sister Betty Hopf…

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Sister Angela “Angie” Louise Schwartz

“I assure you that whoever does not accept the reign of God like a little child shall not take part in it.” (Matthew 19:14) “Sister Angie chose this Scripture passage because it was how she saw God in her life. She said, ‘I taught little ones so many years that I feel close to God…

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Sister Annette Marie Bruce

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone.” (Philippians 4:4-5) “This reading from Philippians seems to describe Sister Annette Marie. The first words that come to mind when I hear her name are peace and joy. Sister Annette Marie said that her favorite place at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods…

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Announcement to sisters – Feb. 21, 2006

Sister Ann Margaret O’Hara announced on Feb. 21, 2006 that Rome had made a positive declaration concerning a second miracle attributed to Mother Theodore’s intercession.

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Sister Teresa Ann Callahan

“I formed you … to open the eyes of the blind, to bring prisoners from confinement, and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness.” (Isaiah 42:6-7) “These words of Isaiah fit so well the life of Sister Teresa Ann,” said Sister Catherine Livers in her commentary for Sister Teresa Ann Callahan, who died Feb….

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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.