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Archives and the Civil War

By Connie McCammon | August 11, 2010 |

The Sisters of Providence Archives has several historical documents and photos related to the Civil War. The Congregation, of course, provided nursing service at the Military Hospital in Indianapolis as…

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The Hand of Providence

By Connie McCammon | July 28, 2010 |

In 1949, a small booklet written by the Rev. John F. McShane was published. “The Hand of Providence” is a short history of Indianapolis General Hospital. It was at this…

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Providence and Social Media

By Beth Bell Kyle | July 16, 2010 |

Your day has begun, whether it consists of rolling out of bed and heading off to class or feeding an infant with a foggy,’Good morning.’ to your spouse (more my…

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Preparing for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War

By Connie McCammon | June 15, 2010 |

The Sisters of Providence Archives is one of four institutions in Vigo County to participate in a digitization project of Civil War material. Under the auspices of Wabash Valley Visions…

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A tribute to sisters who have served

By Connie McCammon | May 30, 2010 |

On Monday, May 31, our nation celebrates Memorial Day. During Mass on Monday, the Sisters of Providence will remember those sisters who served their country during war. An American flag…

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Answering a call to duty

By Connie McCammon | May 16, 2010 |

On May 17, 1861, the Sisters of Providence took charge of of all “domestic arrangements” at City Hospital, Indianapolis. This hospital had been turned over to the federal government for…

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Life in Providence: Thoughts from a Providence Associate

By Jessi McGuire Blessinger | May 13, 2010 |

This morning I found myself shuffling slowly across my church’s parking lot, murmuring softly in response to the call and response of the rosary and enjoying a beautiful spring day.…

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Gems from our Archives

By Connie McCammon | May 5, 2010 |

The Sisters of Providence are truly blessed to have an Archives that is filled with artifacts, journals and papers documenting the history of this Congregation from its humble beginnings in…

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Clerestory removed from Providence Hall

By Connie McCammon | April 19, 2010 |

Renovation of Providence Hall continued this morning with the removal of the clerestory from the roof of the Activity Room. Construction workers informed Sister Rose Ann Eaton, associate director of…

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Good Friday Lenten reflection

By Connie McCammon | April 2, 2010 |

Sister Ann Margaret O’Hara, a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, reflects on evil and suffering in this Good Friday Lenten reflection: “I believe that the most important understanding about…

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Women’s History Month: Mother Theodore and her new world

By Connie McCammon | March 31, 2010 |

At the end of Mother Theodore Guerin’s first journal, she writes about her new mission: “It is astonishing that this remote solitude has been chosen for a novitiate and especially for…

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Women’s History Month: Mother Theodore and sabots

By Connie McCammon | March 30, 2010 |

Mother Theodore Guerin and her sister-companions were used to wearing wooden shoes or sabots when working outside. She writes about missing her sabots: “Just now we are suffering from the want of sabots. It…

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