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By Sister Lisa Stallings | January 19, 2012 |

Most people who have spent much time at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods have a favorite season here. Mine is winter. Actually, in January, it’s winter. In April, spring will be my favorite. In…

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Our new postulant arrives!

By Sister Jenny Howard | January 11, 2012 |

On Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, Arrianne Whittaker, a young woman from Waukesha, Wis., entered the postulancy of the Sisters of Providence. Arrianne had thought about becoming a sister since her…

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Debbie Dillow ‘excited & humbled’ by new position

By Connie McCammon | January 10, 2012 |

The Providence Associates Advisory Board is excited to welcome Debbie Dillow, PA, as the new assistant director of the relationship. Debbie has been an associate since 2008 and has served…

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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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