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Merging parishes and creating community

By Sister Sue Paweski | June 8, 2023 |

‘The foundation for growth depends on our respect and appreciation of one another.’

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Oral history: Sister Cathy Campbell the storyteller

By Debbie Griffey | May 31, 2023 |

Even though Cathy loved the Teen Star job, she felt a restlessness gnawing at her. Should she be a professional journalist or did Providence have other plans for her? 

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Sister Anna (Tsai Ping) Fan professes final vows

By Sisters of Providence | May 24, 2023 |

Congratulations to Sister Anna (Tsai Ping) Fan, SP! She said forever yes to life as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods by professing her final vows in a ceremony on May 1, 2023 at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Hsinchu County, Taiwan. We are so blessed to have Sister Anna as part of our community!

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Sister Anna Fan shares her story as a fully professed Sister of Providence

By Sister Anna Fan | May 24, 2023 |

I believe that God knows what is the best for me. I believe God wants me to take the journey that will enrich my life more and deeper. For almost nine years I have been a Sister of Providence. My vocation led me to leave my comfort zone and drew me closer to God.

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Providence Food Pantry goes mobile!

By Jason Moon | May 22, 2023 |

‘We leave when people either stop coming or the food runs out.’

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It all starts with falling in love with God

By Amy Miranda | May 20, 2023 |

When a person is called to be a Sister of Providence, and responds to that call, beautiful things happen. The sister has time to really focus on and grow in God. She is led to look deeply at herself and grow in ways she never thought possible.

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So many ways of honoring Mary at the Woods

By Sister Ann Casper | May 18, 2023 |

Mary’s own words in her Magnificat provide some answer: “from now on all generations will call me blessed.” We gather precisely because we are part of the present generation who wishes to call her blessed.

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Providence Associate and former Sister of Providence Donna Watzke shares about her journey

By Donna Watzke | May 5, 2023 |

I was a Sister of Providence for 33 years. For me, being a Sister of Providence was a transformative experience.

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Reflecting on the profession of vows of Sister Anna Fan

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | May 2, 2023 |

‘And we stand with you, Anna, as you continue to follow the path of Providence, as you continue to surrender and trust that God will make a miracle in your life.’

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Plan to join us for our Volunteer Open House!

By Sarah Knoblock | April 28, 2023 |

The open house is a great opportunity for those who have not yet signed up to volunteer for the sisters

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Of motorcycles and trains and blessings at the Woods

By Sister Paula Damiano | April 21, 2023 |

“Hurry, get out and give the motorcycle guy a card for the upcoming motorcycle blessing!” So, I jumped out and handed the rider the announcement of the “Motorcycle Blessing and Barbecue.” I hurried back to the car, just as the arms of the crossing went up and the lights stopped flashing. 

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Finding joy alongside life’s difficulties: Tending to Life retreat

By Sister Corbin Hannah | April 14, 2023 |

Over the last few years, through Divine guidance, I have learned new approaches to life. I have picked up new practices that help me tend to my physical, emotional, mental and spiritual life. The Tending to Life retreat was born from this journey. I hope to offer what I have learned with others, so that they too may find Life even in the midst of suffering.

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