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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

Saint Mother Theodore statue dedicated in Ruillé, France

Posted on May 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm by

Sunday was a joyous occasion for French and U.S. Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College staff and alums, and many others, when a bronze statue of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin was dedicated at the motherhouse of the Sisters of Providence  Continue Reading »

Spring cleaning, spiritual cleaning

Posted on May 5, 2017 at 4:16 am by

The dawning of spring invites us to a spiritual cleaning, as well. Time to clear out and make space for a new way of being in the world. The choices are many:
• To be attentive or to be distracted
• To be blessing or to be blaming Continue reading

There are so many things to love!

Posted on April 29, 2017 at 4:52 am by

“It’s a deep, deep going inside yourself to find out who God is calling you to be.” Providence Associate Debbie Dillow tells what she loves about being a Providence Associate of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in this video. Continue reading

Providence Associate Arthur Snyder: a rewarding faith journey with the Sisters of Providence

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 4:20 am by

I have been mentored and learned a great deal about spirituality and life in general. I now know the real importance of living a life based on love, mercy and justice — not just the meaning of the words. Continue reading

Where God walks: a poetic response to deeply spiritual places

Posted on April 22, 2017 at 4:07 am by

There are places God has glanced
with lightest touch of hand, some swept,
palm to earth, and some in which God’s hand
sinks into soil like a sculptor’s hand in clay, that shout … Continue reading

What is to become of us?

Posted on April 18, 2017 at 4:16 am by

I was walking near the cemetery and lamenting the loss of the older mature trees that used to line the road. As I reflected on the loss of the trees, it struck me that the loss of the trees resembles in many ways the loss of our aging sisters. Continue reading

Photos! Providence Associate retreat 2017

Posted on March 16, 2017 at 9:17 pm by

Last weekend brought nearly 70 Providence Associates and Sisters of Providence together for the Providence Associate spring retreat at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Enjoy these photos from the weekend retreat! Continue reading

Week 3: Walking through Lent with Saint Mother Theodore

Posted on March 12, 2017 at 4:14 am by

Join us for week 3 of walking through Lent with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin with these short daily reflections.
“Do your utmost to be recollected at the time of prayer. There you will obtain all the graces you need … You will also obtain humility to see your faults without being vexed and discouraged. With a little good will you will become perfect at last.” – Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Continue reading

Going the extra mile this Lent

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 4:07 am by

It was clear to me that ‘going the extra mile’ would become my guiding principle and spiritual practice for Lent 2017. This is the Lent I believe I am being called to so that I can encounter Christ on the journey. Continue reading

Walking through Lent with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Posted on February 26, 2017 at 4:06 am by

We invite you to spend a few minutes each day reflecting on the scripture verses and the words of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin with these daily Lenten reflections. May your Lent be a time of deepening your spirituality and growing closer to God. And may your walk be a little more meaningful by sharing it with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. Continue reading

Healing difficult relationships through writing

Posted on February 22, 2017 at 4:30 am by

“I’ve used writing to work through difficult situations since I was a child, but had gotten away from this in recent years,” Frost said. “I needed a way to express all of the conflicting thoughts and emotions that go along with caring for someone you love, but who views you as the cause of her unhappiness. I read the description of Liza and Norbert’s workshop and immediately knew it was what I needed.” Continue reading

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