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Journals and Letters week 36: Advice to those in charge

By Sister Ann Casper | June 12, 2021 |

Mother Theodore invites them to consider, “might you be the cause of another’s fault? Are you wanting in foresight or wisdom, gentleness or charity?” And so often, isn’t it true, that we ourselves can be our own worst enemy?

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Celebrating the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

By Sister Cathy Campbell | June 11, 2021 |

As a student in Sisters of Providence schools, I remember seeing the image in our classrooms.

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The loving care of a Sister of Providence lay sister

By Sister Donna Butler | June 7, 2021 |

Lay sisters were those assigned to ministries other than education. In a series of blog posts, we will acquaint you with other lay sisters in our community, their gifts and eventually some of the hardships imposed by Rome. But first let us begin by celebrating the gifts of one such sister who served in the Academy at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Journals and Letters week 35: Letter of instruction, letter of prayer

By Linda McMahon | June 5, 2021 |

Mother Theodore’s letter to Bishop Bouvier struck me as a type of prayer. It included praise of Providence, thanksgiving for favors received, petitions of need and a prayer of lamentation. She acknowledges those whose spirituality and actions were Providence for the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods community.

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Celebrating World Environment Day

By John-Michael Elmore | June 4, 2021 |

We owe one another a better world. We should listen to each other to find out how we can do that.

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Get to know Providence Associate Brad Crites

By Amy Miranda | June 2, 2021 |

The Providence Community, for me, is three things: a breath of fresh air, a bringing of my faith journey full-circle and a calling toward future mission. It is wonderful to find an open-minded group that shares the command of Jesus to love God and neighbor in a vibrant and joyful way.

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‘Dear Friend’

By Lori Strawn | June 1, 2021 |

Did you have a pen pal growing up? What did you learn from your pal?

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Journals and Letters week 34: Loving the ‘Right Way’

By Jeannie Smith | May 29, 2021 |

Here “loving the right way” offers sympathy, speaks of affection and admiration for Mme’s daughter, and ends by offering both a smile (even a laugh) and assurance of prayers.

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Oral History: Sister Gloria Memering looks back on more than 60 years as a Sister of Providence

By Debbie Griffey | May 26, 2021 |

Sister Gloria has found music to be a tremendous way to relate to people, from kindergartners through all ages of people in a parish. It has afforded her the experience of ministering to wonderful parishes and communities.

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Mary, Mother of the Church

By Sister Carol Meyers | May 24, 2021 |

‘When life confronts us with its difficulties, we, the People of God, can turn to Mary …’

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Journals and Letters week 33: Reasons Mother Theodore may have felt overwhelmed and crabby

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | May 22, 2021 |

Sister Denise Wilkinson, SP, lists the top reasons why she believes Mother Theodore might have been feeling overwhelmed and a bit crabby.

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Welcome back to the Woods!

By Sisters of Providence | May 22, 2021 |

Welcome back to the Woods!

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