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As seen in HOPE

“You are worth everything” Sister Barbara Sheehan and Urban CPE Consortium

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 9:00 am by

“Sister Barbara looks at each of us and doesn’t see an addict. She looks at us as human. Every person feels welcome.” Continue reading

The Six C’s of convening constructive conversation

Posted on May 17, 2017

Clarity: Be clear about your reasons for reaching out, what kind of conversation you have in mind, and what you hope those involved will have experienced by the time it ends.
Collaboration: Invite your potential conversation partner(s) to join you in making key decisions about the conversation … Continue reading

How to engage one another in difficult or potentially divisive conversations

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 9:00 am by

As we engage in difficult conversations, … ask ourselves why we have made the assumptions we have and whether they are valid. What beliefs do we hold that have influenced our thinking? Have we really considered all the facts? Continue reading

Providence Associate obituaries summer 2017

Posted on May 17, 2017

Please join us in praying for these Providence Associates who have died in the past several months. Continue reading

Survey, legacy fund, phonathon and more! News from the Mission Advancement office

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 9:00 am by

Thank you so much for your sharing. It is such a blessing to learn about your connections to our mission and to read your stories. Continue reading

What can you do? Staying engaged in divisive times

Posted on May 17, 2017

Do something concrete. Trust in your power to make change, even if the results aren’t immediately obvious.
Create beauty. Sing, dance, paint, draw, garden, play an instrument or write.
Ask questions of others who have different views. Continue reading

Online exclusive: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Sisters of Providence seek more collaboration

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 9:00 am by

Trustee Alice Shelton said the retreat was very important. “The public tends to view Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and the Sisters of Providence as being very close together.” Continue reading

Grassroots, indivisible

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 9:00 am by

We find in joining with others to effect real social change that we ourselves are more hopeful, more able to embrace diversity, and more willing to engage others who look, think, or act differently than ourselves. As a nation, we have experienced quite a shift these days. Contributing to our democracy by joining a local Indivisible group, I experience the deep joy of contributing to the common good. Continue reading

I’ll meet you in the field: the spirituality of coming together

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 9:00 am by

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is
too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the
phrase each other doesn’t make any sense. — Rumi
Sister Ann Sullivan reflects on the spirituality of coming together across divides. Continue reading

Newsnotes HOPE summer 2017

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 9:00 am by

Updates from the Sisters of Providence spring 2017. Continue reading

Providence spirituality in action: Sister Kathleen Desautels and 8th Day Center for Justice

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 9:00 am by

I started thinking about everything I had seen from Sister Kathleen during my time at 8th Day. What I saw was Providence Spirituality in action. In our conversations over those two years, I had heard many of Sister Kathleen’s stories, her thoughts and her prayers. I found a woman willing to put herself on the line for the greater good time and time again. Continue reading

“You don’t give up on a person” Sister Rita Clare’s journey with a prisoner

Posted on May 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm by

“He’s always felt remorse. I’m not condoning the evil that he has done. But he’s also a human being who needs support. He needs someone who is a positive influence in his life and can help him improve.” Continue reading

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