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With great gratitude for our sisters who further the mission of God’s Providence in Asia

Posted on February 22, 2018 at 5:02 am by

As we continue our celebration of Chinese New Year, during these two weeks of February, it feels like a very appropriate time to lift up our gratitude for our Sisters of Providence (SP) living and ministering in Asia. As a  Continue Reading »

Growing passion for sustainable agriculture

Posted on February 20, 2018 at 5:06 am by

When I first moved to White Violet Center for my internship, I was so nervous. I’ve never been away from home, and never lived with anyone other than my family. I’ve never lived or worked on a farm, never handled chickens or alpacas, and never met a nun. There were a lot of unknowns, but something drew me to the Woods. Continue reading

Life changing bonds that unite us

Posted on February 19, 2018 at 4:34 am by

Bonds change us, love transforms us. When I arrived back at the Woods I could only thank God for our Saint Mother Theodore. She unites us – sister to sister, sister to associate, associate to associate. Continue reading

Happy Chinese New Year – the Year of the Dog

Posted on February 16, 2018 at 5:04 am by

Chinese New Year 2018 falls on Feb. 16, the first day of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog! The celebration can last for 16 days, starting from the eve of Feb. 16 to the 15th day of the  Continue Reading »

Alaska holiday honors Elizabeth Peratrovich

Posted on February 15, 2018 at 5:30 am by

They experienced discrimination against native indigenous people whose ancestors had lived there for thousands of years Continue reading

This Lent

Posted on February 14, 2018 at 4:31 am by

This Lent
I’ll repent and forgive

This Lent
Small acts of kindness matter Continue reading

Celebrating the Feast of Saint Josephine Bakhita

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 5:30 am by

Human trafficking continues and one might say it is rampant in the United States and other countries Continue reading

Preparing for Lent 2018

Posted on February 7, 2018 at 5:06 am by

It may be providential that this year Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day.  While one is a Christian feast day and the other a secular holiday, they have something in common.  Both days focus on love. Ash Wednesday focuses on  Continue Reading »

Virtual spiritual pilgrimage of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Posted on February 4, 2018 at 4:04 am by

Take a spiritual and historic walk around some of the sacred spaces at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from the comfort of your armchair. We hope you enjoy reflecting on these sacred Woods. Continue reading

Get to know Providence Associate Shawn Shamsaie: through adversity to Providence

Posted on February 3, 2018 at 4:06 am by

“When I arrived in the USA, I wasn’t angry or sad. I just felt lost. I learned that the future is never certain, and in order to make it, I must push forward.” Continue reading

Transforming urban America one student at a time

Posted on February 2, 2018 at 5:02 am by

Ever since 1840, the Sisters of Providence have been committed to providing quality education to children, furthering the legacy of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. In 2007, that legacy led the SPs to sponsor Providence Cristo Rey (PCR), a college preparatory  Continue Reading »

Sisters of Providence remember Archbishop Emeritus Daniel M. Buechlein

Posted on January 31, 2018 at 5:05 am by

Archbishop Emeritus Daniel M. Buechlein’s passing has rekindled many warm memories for the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Beginning in 1992, he served as the fifth archbishop of Indianapolis. He grew up in Jasper, Indiana (where the SPs taught),  Continue Reading »

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