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Those who cannot remember the past…

By Sister Dina Bato | July 4, 2020 |

In “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” can we say that all are free? Not strictly financially, what has been the human cost of the war on racism, both in lives and dignity on all sides?

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Exploring religious life today: one discerner’s story

By Stephanie Rivas | July 1, 2020 |

God has nudged me in small ways and big ways.

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Let us be the people Jesus describes, as he sends his disciples out on Mission

By Sister Emily TeKolste | June 30, 2020 |

Sister Emily TeKolste renewed her vows as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Sunday, June 28, 2020. This was her reflection on the readings: Romans 6:3-4, 8-11 and Matthew 10:40-42. View her photo album here. This is an unusual time to be alive – and an unusual time to be renewing vows as…

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Reflecting on Juneteenth

By Kay Hassan | June 26, 2020 |

I would like to think that my mother’s faith would be buoyed by changes that have occurred in my lifetime.

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Being love, mercy and justice in parish ministry

By Sister Carole Kimes | June 24, 2020 |

Often it is an opportunity for the individual to recognize God in the midst of embracing their own light and darkness.

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White Violet Center for Eco-Justice partners: B’s are the best!

By John Michael Elmore | June 23, 2020 |

“One can no more approach people without love than one can approach bees without care. Such is the quality of bees.”  ― Leo Tolstoy It’s no secret that gardeners love bees. They help pollinate crops, make honey, and are a welcome sign of a healthy biome. But did you know our love for bees extends…

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Against All Odds: Focus on Sister Mary Elise Renauldt, SP

By Sister Janice Smith | June 22, 2020 |

It is said that when called to mission in a distant country, the Jesuits are told to expect to be buried there since their commitment is for life. Indeed, the call to our sisters in 1920 for the mission in China was expressed by Mother Mary Cleophas in a similar manner: “… Those who go…

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Facing institutionalized racism within myself

By Amanda Lakstins | June 16, 2020 |

I’ve never considered myself racist, I always do my best to treat everyone fairly. But in that moment, I realized that skin color is something I notice and something that matters to me, not in conscious higher-level thought, but almost at an instinctual level. I felt a sense of unease being surrounded by black people, black children.

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Political Engagement Committee: Our Platform

By Sisters of Providence Political Engagement Team | June 10, 2020 |

This year is a pivotal year in the direction of our communities and our countries, no matter where we live

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White Violet Center: To market, to market jiggity jig

By Candace Minster | June 4, 2020 |

Just like grocery stores, farmers markets’ have been considered as providing essential services during this global pandemic. We are excited that the summer season is officially starting and that we have yet another opportunity to offer our certified organic produce and other products to our community. The Terre Haute Summer Market begins Saturday, June 6,…

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Life on the farm at White Violet Center: Meet our summer crop of interns

By Sister Mary Montgomery | June 3, 2020 |

It is the fifth Anniversary of Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home, the second encyclical of Pope Francis.  It is the beginning of the Year of Laudato Si recently proclaimed. Pope Francis says, “It is no longer enough to speak only of the integrity of ecosystems. We have to dare to speak of…

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Am I doing enough about racial injustice?

By Amy Miranda | June 1, 2020 |

Am I doing enough? It sure doesn’t feel like it when I see a video of a man murdered because of the color of his skin.

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