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BEing Providence in the World

By Michelle Barrentine | April 1, 2020 |

For me, this was a providential encounter of Beginning Encounter (BE) and the Providence Associate program. After my husband died in 2010, I came to my “BE Weekend.” I joined the team in late 2011 and have been, in Henry Nouwen’s words, a “wounded healer” ever since, serving in various capacities, helping myself while helping others like me.

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Conscience, Candidates and Discipleship in Voting – Part two

By Sisters of Providence Political Engagement Team | March 26, 2020 |

In preparing to vote, you are called to action. You are invited to ponder the message in the document, “Conscience, Candidates and Discipleship in Voting,” and then share the talk with three to five others

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Prayer for an unusual Lent

By Marilyn Rausch | March 22, 2020 |

Amidst all the prescribed “social distancing” we are still not alone. Jesus’ message to his apostles in Gethsemane was to “watch and pray” as he went off to be alone for a while. Jesus’ message to us is also to watch and pray, particularly as we spend these days in ways we never imagined.

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Being Eucharist in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak

By Sister Paula Damiano | March 21, 2020 |

Looking around, I wondered if everyone who was there in church today would be there a few months from now. My heart ached for my sisters who for 70, 80, and 90 years or more have hardly been without the Eucharist for more than a few days. What were they experiencing?

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Visiting Los Angeles Religious Education Congress

By Sister Joni Luna | March 20, 2020 |

To our donors, we say ‘What a sweet Providence you are to our ministry!’

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Conscience, Candidates and Discipleship in Voting – Part One

By Sisters of Providence Political Engagement Team | March 19, 2020 |

‘In preparing to vote, you are called to action.’

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Finally: a signature I am most proud of

By Jane Fischer | March 18, 2020 |

Fast forward to today and a new signature style. I use it regularly now and love it when someone asks what it means. I use it when I sign in as a volunteer, when I complete a guest register, and when I share my name and contact information.

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Sister Barbara Battista: What does it mean to you to be a Catholic Sister today?

By Sister Barbara Battista | March 16, 2020 |

Living a common life centered in the Gospel virtues of poverty, chastity, and obedience has opened and stretched me beyond my wildest imaginings.

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Sister Cathy Campbell: What does it mean to you to be a Catholic Sister today?

By Sister Cathy Campbell | March 15, 2020 |

And in the 55 years I have been a Sister of Providence, I have discovered those possibilities have been imaginative and endless.

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Sister Emily TeKolste: What does it mean to you to be a Catholic Sister today?

By Sister Emily TeKolste | March 14, 2020 |

‘… my life as a Sister of Providence is a gift to me …’

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Sister Dina Bato: What does it mean to you to be a Catholic Sister today?

By Sister Dina Bato | March 13, 2020 |

I stay because I believe God in me is calling me to look for/be open to an abundance of possibility – to follow in our foundress’ footsteps and rely on the Providence of God for our needs and wisdom to utilize our gifts for the common good

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Sisters Maureen Abbott and Denise Wilkinson: What does it mean to you to be a Catholic Sister today?

By Sisters of Providence | March 12, 2020 |

Seeing what is essential is at the heart of what it means to me to be a Catholic sister, a Sister of Providence.

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