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‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ takeaways

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | January 4, 2012 |

I spent a little time over the Christmas holidays with my goddaughter’s 2-year-old son, Jax. As a consequence, I watched quite a bit of “Thomas the Tank Engine;” and I…

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Remembering 2011 in photos

By Connie McCammon | December 28, 2011 |

2011 was a busy one for Providence Associates, Candidate-Associates and the Sisters of Providence. We bade farewell to Sister Mary Alice Zander, first director of the Providence Associate Relationship, in…

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Father Dan raises a village

By Becky Igo | December 24, 2011 |

It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes Father Dan Hopcus to raise a village at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Father Dan (pictured, at left), chaplain for the…

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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin’s original log cabin church nears completion

By Rosie Blankenship | December 22, 2011 |

Do you want to pray? Do you want to experience a little history? Do you want to sit quietly in a peaceful, natural place? The new old cabin at Saint…

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Opwatki is another name for love

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 20, 2011 |

This week, my wonderfully NON-Polish sister-in-law will travel to a Polish deli near her home outside of Chicago in search of kielbasa. She has chosen this deli because her daughter’s…

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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

By Sister Jenny Howard | December 11, 2011 |

As we begin this third week of Advent, we are mindful of the “holy ones” who model for us by their lives, how we, too, might “be with” those around…

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Sister Mary Evangelista, Jessye the Cat, and Advent Waiting

By Sister Lisa Stallings | December 6, 2011 |

A number of years ago, when she was well into her nineties, Sister Mary Evangelista Herber (RIP) told me that she had decided to learn to wait. Her life involved…

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Sister Diane Ris publishes new book about Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Dave Cox | November 10, 2011 |

Picture this: A Sister of Providence hovered over a desk in her writing room. A candle swaying delicately through currents of air as the sister works intently on her project. Sound familiar? Saint…

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Sister Denise reflects on Election Day

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | November 4, 2011 |

The last several months have heightened my awareness of and gratitude for the privilege of voting as a way to exercise responsible citizenship and to shape public policy in the…

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Sister Dorothy Gartland receives Guerin Outreach Ministries Leadership and Advocacy Award

By Amy Miranda | October 27, 2011 |

Congratulations to Sister Dorothy Gartland for receiving the third annual Guerin Outreach Ministries Leadership and Advocacy Award. “If you live long enough and continue to work, somebody will eventually give…

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The wisdom of Saint Mother Theodore: Letter to Sister Maria

By Connie McCammon | October 26, 2011 |

Letter from Saint Mother Theodore to Sister Maria in Madison, Ind. Nov. 24, 1854 “I am sorry, my dear Sister, that you have yielded again to your caprices. You must…

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Sisters of Providence welcome Dr. Dottie King as 16th SMWC president

By Rosie Blankenship | October 24, 2011 |

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College celebrated the appointment of Dr. Dottie King as the 16th president Friday during an installation ceremony and other events. Greetings and words of wisdom were offered during…

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