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Quest for God leads to fullness of life as a Sister of Providence

By Sister Jessica Vitente | August 13, 2021 |

I’ve found a treasure! I’ve found the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary of-the-Woods, Indiana, and they have found me. I pray to Provident God that we will never let go of each other.

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Why I say “Yes” to life as a Sister of Providence

By Sister Joni Luna | August 12, 2021 |

“I have a deep calling, a yearning, a longing if you will, to serve and turn my life over to a mission greater than myself.” Sister Joni Luna reflects on professing her perpetual vows.

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Journals and Letters week 44: Full as an egg and a tribute to a friend

By Sister Ann Casper | August 7, 2021 |

I love her balanced approach and the fact that she is not threatened by the presence or success of others.

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Musings on International Day of Friendship

By Sister Paula Damiano | August 4, 2021 |

I want to think that at the heart of most people is a desire to get along, to come together, to share what we have in common rather than to focus on our differences.

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Get to know Providence Associate Julia Lopez-Kaley

By Amy Miranda | August 2, 2021 |

Being a Providence Associate continues to remind me that I am part of something bigger than myself. I have a community that I am deeply connected to, even though I live at a significant distance. It is so life-giving to be reminded of meaning and purpose in life.

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Journals and Letters week 43: Jesuits and mothering and nieces

By Amy Miranda | July 31, 2021 |

And finally, what a sweet gift to Mother Theodore. Two of her nieces come to the United States to join the Congregation!

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Did you know? An award named after Sister Dorothy Drobis (RIP)

By Jason Moon | July 29, 2021 |

“Teaching was so dear to Sister Dorothy’s heart.”

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An unbreakable promise

By Sister Janet Gilligan | July 26, 2021 |

True to her word, after her safe arrival at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Mother Theodore had a small log chapel built on a little hill in the forest east of the convent

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Journals and Letters week 42: Put yourself gently into the hands of Providence

By Amy Miranda | July 24, 2021 |

This week’s letters show the breadth of Mother Theodore as loving friend, sister and dedicated leader. She is a wonderful person for offering guidance, wisdom and truthfulness

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Mother Theodore offers support for living with mental illness

By Theresa Tighe | July 21, 2021 |

Some mornings Mother Theodore keeps me from my impulses by saying, “The way is not yet clear, grope along slowly. Be patient. Be trustful.”
Sometimes when I am overwhelmed, I read, “We are not called upon to do all the good possible, but only that which we can do.”
Some mornings, when I am struggling and could use a hug, I open to this, “No one will ever love you as your old Mother Theodore does.”

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Journals and Letters week 41: Oh, Maria and other friends

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | July 17, 2021 |

Although she felt affection, appreciation and friendship for each of the people she writes to this week, Mother Theodore is still able to be firm.

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Get to know Providence Associate Candace Minster

By Amy Miranda | July 14, 2021 |

I was blown away by the Sisters of Providence when I came as a volunteer fresh out of college. I thought I understood what it meant to be Catholic, but I really had no idea. I had no idea so many women had dedicated their lives to the service of others. The sisters that I met, their stories, their passion and their commitment to justice inspired me.

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