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Finding my vocation in a long line of religious

By Sister Kathleen Dede | November 10, 2018 | 2 Comments

In my sophomore year I had what for me was a strange experience. I went in to St. Ann’s Church for a visit after school. As I knelt there, I prayed God would somehow tell me if I had a religious vocation. I cannot explain the sensation I had, but my whole body was engulfed with God’s love.

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Held in the palm of God’s hand

By Sister Elizabeth Koressel | November 8, 2018 | 3 Comments

I realize that I have been held in the palm of God’s hand throughout my community life of 55 years. I am very grateful for the many blessings of living in community!

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Pray with Our Lady of Providence, Queen of the Home

By Sister Jan Craven | November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

If we believe in God who is intensely personal, taking flesh in mothers and fathers, children and babies, in all of creation, then we believe in Jesus, born of Mary, who emerged from among us to open our eyes to the presence of God working in all creation.

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Seeking, struggle leads to gift of fulfillment, community

By Sister Joni Luna | November 6, 2018 | 11 Comments

I tell people now that if I had known then what I know now about living this life rooted in Providence, I would have joined a long time ago. This life I have chosen for myself has been a total gift. I have gained a family that is rooted in God, loves and supports me unconditionally. My sisters can often be observed encouraging me to try something new. Which, I might add, I often resist.

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A look back on 50 years as a Sister of Providence

By Sister Marianne Ridgell | November 5, 2018 | 7 Comments

My years in the Sisters of Providence community have been and continue to be such a gift. Each day is another opportunity to serve others and bring hope.

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The joy of living out my vocation to religious life

By Sister Danielle Sullivan | November 4, 2018 | 6 Comments

There are no words to express how grateful I am to be a Sister of Providence! I have been enriched not only by the gift of an education and professional opportunities, but especially by the giftedness of each member of this Congregation.

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Hey teens! Make someone’s day this winter and spring

By Amy Miranda | November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hey teens, there are lots of benefits to volunteering with our retired sisters and health care residents this winter and fall. Read all about them and sign up to volunteer here!

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You make a big difference on Giving Tuesday!

By Sisters of Providence | November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

You can help the Sisters of Providence continue to build the vital internship program at the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. “We would not exist without interns.” Lorrie Heber, Director of White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence What is the Internship program? White Violet Center internships are hands on…

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Memories of Providence Brittany (RIP)

By Jason Moon | October 26, 2018 | 3 Comments

‘She was a perfect beginning animal for us to make our early mistakes in raising alpacas’

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What brings you here?

By Amy Miranda | October 25, 2018 | 2 Comments

Renewing spirituality, searching for an action-oriented faith community, finding ministry support, coming home to old friends. The new Providence Associate candidates reasons for starting a journey with the Sisters of Providence are as varied as the women and men themselves.

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Reflections for Foundation Day — Oct. 22, 2018

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 22, 2018 | 3 Comments

“This is our inheritance — that on an October day in 1840 — six women entered a log cabin chapel and life was never again the same.”

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Foundation day: a community effort

By Sister Sue Paweski | October 20, 2018 | 3 Comments

Each of the founding sisters brought unique and much needed skills and gifts to the fledgling community. The same is true today; except that our tent is much bigger.

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