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Holy and profane

Posted on May 31, 2017 at 4:51 am by

It’s not often that I spend time with my extended family in public. Sometimes, these interactions remind me how differently much of the world views Catholic sisters compared to my experience.
This weekend, I went to my cousin’s high school graduation party. Partway through the party, one of my uncles started asking me to bless him. Another made a comment about spending time with me to become holy by association. Continue reading

The gift of Earth: a prayer moment

Posted on May 28, 2017 at 4:35 am by

Challenges for the week to tend to the gift of Earth:
• Spend time in nature;
• Look out for life, human and other, in your little patch of the world;
• Live compassionately toward all God’s creatures; Continue reading

Sisters serving their country

Posted on May 26, 2017 at 5:30 am by

On Monday, May 29, during Mass, the Sisters of Providence will honor the Sisters who have served their country during times of war Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: A look at the life and ministry of Sister St. Veronica Doherty

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 5:30 am by

‘She had a great zeal for the souls of her pupils, their parents, and of those with whom she came in contact.’ Continue reading

Sister Rosemary wants your books

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 4:52 am by

Twice a year Linden Leaf Gifts holds a used book sale and Sister Rosemary has been a key person in the planning and organization. Continue reading

Singing for the sisters

Posted on May 21, 2017 at 3:38 am by

The most touching duet was that of Rod and Sister Terese Marie Havlik, Rod’s 8th grade teacher, whom he hadn’t seen in almost 49 years. Sister Terese Marie knew every word, sang and moved gently to the music. Continue reading

Maren Van Cleave: A wonderful year at WVC

Posted on May 19, 2017 at 5:30 am by

‘I’ve seen what this life is like and I like it.’ Continue reading

Sister Catherine Celine Brocksmith: ‘Innate wisdom and good-natured prudence’

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 5:30 am by

‘Hundreds of sisters experienced her compassion and down to earth common sense.’ Continue reading

Saint Mother Theodore statue dedicated in Ruillé, France

Posted on May 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm by

Sunday was a joyous occasion for French and U.S. Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College staff and alums, and many others, when a bronze statue of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin was dedicated at the motherhouse of the Sisters of Providence  Continue Reading »

Sadie Laing: My time at White Violet Center

Posted on May 13, 2017 at 5:30 am by

‘This has been a very enriching experience,’ Continue reading

Dear Discerner: live the questions now

Posted on May 8, 2017 at 4:12 am by

In my discernment process, Sister Tracey Horan would refer me to the quote of poet Rainer Maria Rilke: “Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps, then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.” Continue reading

Isabelle McCurdy: Involved in all aspects at WVC

Posted on May 6, 2017 at 5:30 am by

‘I’ve learned so much. It is definitely interesting living community-style, how you experience things together. I’ve grown a lot.’ Continue reading

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