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One step at a time: Sister Dina on upcoming vows

Posted on June 21, 2017 at 4:11 am by

“From searching for my life’s purpose to finding passion and love. I know I could not have planned my life any better. I am reminded regularly to be open and teachable no matter who my teachers are. That every journey starts and continues, one step at a time. And that everything is gift.”
Sister Dina reflects on professing perpetual vows as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Continue reading

Father’s Day and the Beatitudes

Posted on June 15, 2017 at 4:48 am by

Advice for father’s pulled from the Beatitudes: be humble as Jesus was humble. Practice meekness by connecting with your family by asking questions and actively listening to the responses. Practice mercy and be thankful for the graces that God has bestowed upon you in your life. Continue reading

What does Mother Theodore have to say about …

Posted on June 9, 2017 at 4:54 am by

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a searchable database with all of our favorite quotations from Saint Mother Theodore Guerin? Well now there is!
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Go out and make a difference

Posted on June 8, 2017 at 5:10 am by

Recently I had an opportunity to welcome the newest interns at White Violet Center of Eco-Justice – Elaine, Rebecca, and Alexis. I was taken aback by their many questions about religious life. “Why did you decide to be a sister?” one asked.  Continue Reading »

SMWC dedicates Sister Jeanne Knoerle sculpture

Posted on June 7, 2017 at 5:30 am by

‘I think she had a distinct ability to always look forward. She was always visionary, ahead of her time.’ Continue reading

Holy and profane

Posted on May 31, 2017 at 4:51 am by

It’s not often that I spend time with my extended family in public. Sometimes, these interactions remind me how differently much of the world views Catholic sisters compared to my experience.
This weekend, I went to my cousin’s high school graduation party. Partway through the party, one of my uncles started asking me to bless him. Another made a comment about spending time with me to become holy by association. Continue reading

The gift of Earth: a prayer moment

Posted on May 28, 2017 at 4:35 am by

Challenges for the week to tend to the gift of Earth:
• Spend time in nature;
• Look out for life, human and other, in your little patch of the world;
• Live compassionately toward all God’s creatures; Continue reading

Sisters serving their country

Posted on May 26, 2017 at 5:30 am by

On Monday, May 29, during Mass, the Sisters of Providence will honor the Sisters who have served their country during times of war Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: A look at the life and ministry of Sister St. Veronica Doherty

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 5:30 am by

‘She had a great zeal for the souls of her pupils, their parents, and of those with whom she came in contact.’ Continue reading

Sister Rosemary wants your books

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 4:52 am by

Twice a year Linden Leaf Gifts holds a used book sale and Sister Rosemary has been a key person in the planning and organization. Continue reading

Singing for the sisters

Posted on May 21, 2017 at 3:38 am by

The most touching duet was that of Rod and Sister Terese Marie Havlik, Rod’s 8th grade teacher, whom he hadn’t seen in almost 49 years. Sister Terese Marie knew every word, sang and moved gently to the music. Continue reading

Maren Van Cleave: A wonderful year at WVC

Posted on May 19, 2017 at 5:30 am by

‘I’ve seen what this life is like and I like it.’ Continue reading

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