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Sister Maureen Cecile Palmer

“Love is patient; love is kind. Love is not jealous, it does not put on airs, it is not snobbish.” (1 Corinthians 13:4) “This Scripture reading was chosen because Sister Maureen Cecile portrayed so many of the characteristics of love spoken there. She has always been known as quietly going about helping anyone who needed…

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Sister Helen (Alma Francis) McCarthy

“I thank my God every time I remember you.” (Philippians 1:3) “When I think of Sister Helen, this reading comes to mind. I find it impossible to remember that wonderful smile that always greeted everyone she met without thanking God for the gift that she has been to each of us,” said Sister Mary Ann…

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Sister Virginia (Mary Virginia) Petty

“So, if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” (Colossians 3:1) “Sister Virginia chose these wonderful words of St. Paul for our consideration this afternoon. These words reflect so well the ideal that was the deepest desire of her heart…

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Sister Claudia Lewis

“I give you thanks that I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are your works.” (Psalm 139:14) “In reflecting on the life of Sister Claudia, we can see why she liked Psalm 139. The happenings in her life caused her to trust in her God who never let her down,” said Sister Betty Hopf in…

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Sister Eileen Mary Cunningham

“Love is always patient and kind … .” (1 Corinthians 13:4) “Indeed, this is how Sister Eileen Mary wished to live her life — as a woman of kindness and graciousness, as one who loved and cared for others with a tenderness and a healing presence, as a Sister of Providence, as a woman of…

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Sister Catherine Aloyse Butler

“Now he’s using you, fitting you in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Christ Jesus as the cornerstone … .” (Ephesians 2:20) “As Scripture states, we are the building blocks. We were called and came together to this sacred ground to complete and integrate our stories, gifts, talents and personalities … which, in turn,…

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Sister Barbara Marie Stritt

“Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased … .” (Isaiah 42:1) “I believe that these words aptly apply to Sister Barbara Marie. She responded to the call of baptism and to that of consecrated life. She let God’s spirit rest upon her and work within her,” said…

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Sister Mary Irene Krohn

“And lo! the ideal, hidden beneath, revives.” (H.W. Longfellow) “Our Lents are not always measured by calendars, nor are the seasons of our lives. The past 10 years have been for Sister Mary Irene a long Lent. The Lord finally came on March 12 at 9:10 a.m., shortly after the nine o’clock reunion. He called,…

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Sister Patricia Marie Woods

“In summary, then all of you should be like-minded, sympathetic, loving toward one another, kindly disposed and humble.” (1 Peter 3:8) “The most noted phrase when one is speaking of those who knew Sister Patricia Marie best was that she is beautiful both inside and out. The next gift mentioned is that they have never…

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Sister Cathy White

Sometimes it takes a call even though “the call” already has been received. Once Cathy White had decided to act on her desire to join a religious congregation, she did what a lot of prospective women religious would do. She visited four congregations to experience first-hand what might await her. Confidently, she decided on the…

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Sister Alma Marie Earus

“Jesus said to them, ‘Let the children come to me, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as they.’” — (Mark10:14b) “Sister Alma Marie was an excellent teacher and loved the little children. Anytime she was out for playground duty, she was surrounded by little children just as Jesus was in today’s reading. She,…

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Sister Catherine Marie Qualters

“Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads … .” (Galatians 5:25) “Advice such as this is exactly what Sister Catherine Marie followed in her life. She lived freely, animated and…

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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.