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Sister Doreen Lai

My grandparents and parents came from Mainland China, but I was born in Singapore. Growing up in this multicultural environment was enriching. A melange of spiritual experiences colored my earliest years. An ancestral shrine held a place of honor in our home, and I remember that each morning my grandmother would light joss-sticks and pay…

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Sister Joan (Gregory Ann) Tekulve

“As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” (Colossians 3:12) “Why Sister Joan chose this Scripture passage will become obvious in this commentary,” said Sister Betty Hopf in her commentary for Sister Joan Tekulve, who died Jan. 19. The only daughter of George and Clara (Bischoff) Tekulve,…

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Sister Mary (Mary Ephrem) Hickey

“Love is always patient and kind.” (1 Corinthians 13:4) “As I was preparing these remarks, I had a hard time finding people with ‘anecdotal stories’ about Sister Mary Hickey. But over and over, sisters described her as loyal, kind, patient and a good friend. It seems that her character was like that described by St….

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Sister Rose Angele Spalding

“ … all we know is, that when it is revealed, we shall be like God, because we will see God as God really is.” (1 John 3:2b) “Sister Rose Angele welcomed God’s call to eternal life on Jan. 8, where she knows God forever as God really is,” began Sister Ruth Eileen Dwyer in…

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Sister Louise (Jerome) Leary

“Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size … .” (2 Corinthians 12:10) Sister Louise took the pleasant and the unpleasant in stride. Later in life, she experienced a variety of physical pains and sufferings. Yet she endured each setback and emerged with added optimism…

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Sister Mary Pius Regnier: General Superior from 1966 to 1976

The following is the commentary from the wake service for Sister Mary Pius Regnier, held Nov. 30, 2005. A reading from the Letter to the Hebrews: In the days when he was in the flesh, Jesus offered prayers and supplications with loud cries and tears to the one who was able to save him from…

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Sister Suzanne Brezette

“So, God is the God of the living, not the dead. They are all alive to God.” (Luke 20:38) “These words of Scripture were the Gospel reading for the Eucharistic Liturgy on Saturday [Nov. 19], the day Sister Suzanne Brezette died. The God of the living, not the dead, was definitely the God that Sister…

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Sister Paul Marie Gutgsell

“ … anyone who wants to be great among you must be your servant … .” (Matthew 20:26) “As a good teacher, Jesus took advantage of a real-life situation of his disciples arguing about who was greatest to impart his instruction, using their unbecoming conduct to show them the essence of discipleship — service. Sadly,…

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Sister Ann Clement Voegerl

“The Lord is my shepherd … .” (Psalm 23:1) “We Sisters of Providence extend our sincere condolences to Sister Ann Clement’s family and friends,” began Sister Maria Smith in her commentary for Sister Ann Clement Voegerl, who died Oct. 13. Born Dorothy Veronica Voegerl Jan. 1, 1928, in St. Anthony, Ind., she was one of…

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Sister Margaret Gallagher

“Jesus said, ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.’” (John 14:6) “Jesus is the path — the way — that Sister Margaret Gallagher trod. Her travel along the way began 90 years ago on Jan. 20, 1915, in Chicago. Her parents, James and Margaret (Bates) Gallagher, had two other children, Eileen (Denning) and…

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Sister Amadeus Rolinger

“ … I was thirsty and you gave me drink … .” (Matthew 25:35) “The words of Matthew’s Gospel can be seen exemplified in the life of Sister Amadeus. We can safely infer from her life that she truly understood the message contained in Matthew,” said Sister Mary Roger Madden in her commentary for Sister…

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Sister Agnese Boddington

“Keep alive in yourselves what you were taught in the beginning … .” (1 John 2:24) “Sister Agnese Boddington kept alive what she was taught in the beginning, actively shared her faith with others and now knows God’s promise of eternal life,” said Sister Ruth Eileen Dwyer in her commentary for Sister Agnese, who died…

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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.