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Pray with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, our friend in heaven

By Amy Miranda | September 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

As we approach her feast day, let’s turn to Saint Mother Theodore, a friend and prayer support in heaven, for help in praying for our needs.

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My guide was ‘Divine Providence’

By Harve Schlachter | September 19, 2018 | 5 Comments

This would not be at all possible without Divine Providence!

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Fall in love with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

By Mary Riley | September 18, 2018 | 1 Comment

It’s hard to pick a favorite season to visit Saint Mary-of-the-Woods – but fall is really spectacular. The foliage is changing from its’ summer greens to an array of brilliant autumnal hues of yellow, orange and red.  There are still plenty of warm days where you can wander outside and visit the many beautiful and…

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White Violet Center: Meet our new crop of interns

By Sister Mary Montgomery | September 17, 2018 | 4 Comments

The team at White Violet Center is pleased to welcome our new interns. These five ladies play a vital role in our daily farm operations. They work in the organic gardens; take care of the animals and so much more. Feel free to leave an encouraging comment so they can see how much support and…

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HOME, a place to nurture the well-being of others

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | September 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is rare that a Sister of Providence going to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods doesn’t say, “I’m going home.” It is rare that visitors to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods campus don’t remark on the beauty, the peace and comfort they experience on the campus. It is rare that the Woods isn’t described as a special place or as welcoming.…

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Art, an enduring legacy at the Woods

By Sister Donna Butler | September 8, 2018 | 2 Comments

On this particular day it was a painting done at Saint Mary of-the-Woods in 1898 by his grandmother, Mary Ray McCoy that brought Robert Kirkpatrick Jr., his brother, Jay and sister-in-law, Carole to visit for the first time.

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Labor Day 2018

By Sister Barbara Sheehan | August 30, 2018 | 6 Comments

Let us take time, then, to reflect on laborers and some of their realities that need our attention and faithful actions

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Celebrating 8th Day Center for Justice

By Sister Tracey Horan | August 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

I couldn’t help but feel a sense of loss that, as the drumbeat of white supremacy in the U.S. echoes louder and the inequality gap widens, this beacon of creative non-violent resistance is simultaneously dimming

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Saint Mother Theodore: Truly a Woman for All Time

By Mary Riley | August 26, 2018 | 1 Comment

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin died May 14, 1856. Today is Women’s Equality Day – a day in which we remember the passage of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote in 1920. The amendment was first introduced in 1878 but did not pass until 1920. In 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August…

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Women share why they are exploring life as a Sister of Providence

By Sister Editha Ben | August 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I like their deep and beautiful understanding of God — how it connects them to others, the Earth and art. There is so much life and creativity flooding from the SPs and it resonates with my soul. I also love their social justice.”

We are so blessed to be able to share with others the joy we find in our lives as Sisters of Providence. Please keep in your prayers these women and all others who are exploring where God is leading them.

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Flashback Friday: Remembering Sister Kathryn McNulty

By Jason Moon | August 24, 2018 | 3 Comments

‘She was definitely a people person … She was welcoming, no matter how lousy she felt’

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Passing the baton

By Sister Ann Casper | August 23, 2018 | 2 Comments

Harve has been coming to the Woods from Chicago for several years to visit a friend, Sister Agnes Maureen Badura, so he already knows several sisters

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