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Another definition of Providence: ‘Don’t worry, Sister. We will send something.’

Posted on March 24, 2017 at 5:30 am by

We have already received donations from 1,104 donors Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – ‘It is marvelous.’ A look back on Sister Kathleen Marie Cronin

Posted on March 23, 2017 at 5:30 am by

‘People love someone to listen, just to listen.’ Continue reading

‘In the Footsteps of a Saint’

Posted on March 9, 2017 at 5:30 am by

Jasper church to recognize Sisters of Providence on Saturday, March 18 Continue reading

Join the Return to Human Rights Tour March 16-29

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 5:30 am by

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Heber to attend Al Gore’s climate change training

Posted on February 25, 2017 at 5:30 am by

Conference to take place March 2-4, in Denver, Colorado Continue reading

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

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 »

Inclusion means joining the conversation

Posted on January 25, 2017 at 4:24 am by

The only way we can bridge that which divides us is through encounter. We must seek ways of listening to understand rather than listening to respond. That is why I chose to stand up publicly for a culture of civility and inclusion at our own Gathering in Solidarity at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods last Saturday. That is why I refused to let one point of disagreement with March organizers exclude me from participating in standing up for the very foundation of society: civil, respectful discourse. Similarly, that is why I participated in calling to task the organizers for excluding others based on one point of disagreement. Continue reading

Blessed and encouraged to act justly, love tenderly

Posted on January 24, 2017 at 5:05 am by

My favorite Scipture passage is Micah 6:8: “Act justly, love tenderly, walk humbly with your God.” My parents, Lillian and Henry Gerardot, exemplified this passage by the way they lived. Mom not only cared for the ten of us but also her  Continue Reading »

A life of joy serving on the streets

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 4:23 am by

I love being on the street with the people. I am not afraid of any situation I’m faced with out on the street — teaching 8th grade and being principal for so many years trained me well! Continue reading

Prayerful reflections from the Gathering in Solidarity event

Posted on January 22, 2017 at 4:53 pm by

At the Gathering in Solidarity at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, hundreds gathered with the Sisters of Providence to support advancing human rights for all people on Saturday, Jan. 21. You can view a photo album here. Sisters Tracey Horan and Joni  Continue Reading »

Women marching as a sign of hope

Posted on January 21, 2017 at 4:48 am by

The Women’s March on Washington is not one group. It is not one unified effort. Participants are attending despite differences of opinion on specific platform items. Women are coming together to say that their voices deserve to be part of the conversation, that the principles of respect and unity are more important than precise uniformity. Continue reading

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