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Let us put on love

Posted on February 17, 2017 at 4:06 am by

I read somewhere that when Venus — the morning star — first appears, the atmosphere breaks its light into many different colors, like a rainbow. The glory of God is like that —it embraces all of the beautiful rainbow colors of humanity and creation, and we, as God’s people, as lovers of Jesus, celebrate this rainbow of light.

We have to be brave and we have to be vigilant, and shine this Christ-light into the darkness and share our hope with each other and all who fear or despair.

So let us speak, or write, or pray, or feed, or heal, or teach, or visit, or protest, or protect, or report, or show up, or stand up, or stand with, or go to jail, or sing, or serve, or help, or love on, or walk alongside. Continue reading

Hospitality: making it real

Posted on February 8, 2017 at 4:16 am by

Call it another world, call it heaven, call it cosmic beyond-ness; maybe it’s that for which I’m pining. Truly no place on Earth could satiate this longing. But here’s the crux – I believe that, through acts of hospitality, we actually co-create moments of heaven on Earth by way of intimate connection with others. To me, the practice of hospitality is sharing space and consciousness with friends and strangers. There I can land and experience my truest Self through right relationship, and, in those moments, I feel completely at home in the universe. Continue reading

Being a Sister of Providence means …

Posted on January 27, 2017 at 5:03 am by

What do you know about the Sisters of Providence today? Ever wish you had a way to tell your friends and family about the SPs? Below is a link to a new Congregation video that features many sisters sharing our  Continue Reading »

Deep love and healing

Posted on December 20, 2016 at 5:03 am by

To hear Ezra Kyle Meadors talk about his history with the Sisters of Providence is to feel his deep love for the community, Mother Theodore and the sisters and his gratitude for the strain of Providence running through his life. Continue reading

Past the “need-to’s” to the stable, to the crib, to our hearts

Posted on December 17, 2016 at 4:04 am by

The true meaning of Christmas is the birth of the Christ child. Jesus being born in a simple stable can get lost in all of the “need to’s”. Continue reading

Immaculate Conception, patroness of our country, pray for us

Posted on December 7, 2016 at 4:38 am by

Maybe with prayer, we can listen to each other and together find a way to life, liberty from want, and the pursuit of happiness for all. Continue reading

A year of alpacas and peppers for this intern

Posted on November 20, 2016 at 5:06 am by

Erin Barnett’s 12 month internship at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice is winding down. Read about how she witnessed the birth of an alpaca last summer and what she’s doing post internship. Continue reading

Photos! 30 new Providence Associates make commitments

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 4:52 am by

Thirty women and men made first commitments as Providence Associates in a ceremony last Saturday. They committed themselves to sharing in the mission of the Sisters of Providence by being God’s loving Providence to a world in need. Enjoy these photos from the Nov. 12, 2016, ceremony. And welcome to our newest Providence Associates! Continue reading

Being Providence in a world in need: Sister Dawn’s reflection to new Providence Associates

Posted on November 15, 2016 at 4:26 am by

You belong to this community in a special way. And we belong to each other. Together we belong to Providence. Together we are called to be Providence. The world needs us for this. And certainly, in light of all that has happened this week and in the weeks leading up to our national election as well as what may be required of us as a result of this election—our country needs us for this. Continue reading

Reactions to the Chicago Cubs’ World Series victory!

Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:30 am by

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, were founded by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin in 1840. More than 30 years later, the Chicago Cubs history began, as the team joined the National League in 1876 – then known as  Continue Reading »

Called to perform: Sandra Hartlieb’s Mother Theodore

Posted on October 24, 2016 at 4:29 am by

“I was mad at Mother Theodore!” Sandra confesses. For years, Sandra had struggled with corneal degeneration. Prayers for Mother Theodore’s intervention seemed to fall on deaf ears.
“I wandered around the grounds complaining,” Sandra explains. “I ‘heard’ a voice saying, ‘Tell my story.’ Well, I said, ‘I am telling MY story!’ But the voice came again, and I realized it was HER! Telling me to tell HER story! I decided to do it.” Continue reading

Strength from being ordinary this Foundation Day

Posted on October 22, 2016 at 4:25 am by

What matters is what is in our hearts and souls. It’s the warmth, respect and love that we have for others — that same love and respect Saint Mother Theodore modeled to all with whom she came in contact. It was her ordinary, her natural response that came from deep within her heart. It was a response borne of deep prayer and of complete trust in her Provident God. Continue reading

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