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Celebrating 200 years of Catholicism in North Carolina

By Sisters of Providence | September 22, 2021 |

Sister Betty and Sister Kathy were overwhelmed, thrilled and emotionally touched by having had the opportunity to walk in the same halls and classrooms as the first sisters who ministered there.

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Journals and Letters week 50: Mother Theodore and Summit City

By Mary Riley | September 18, 2021 |

We see in this week’s reading the connection between Mother Theodore, Reverend Benoit and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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A Jumping off point

By Sister Sue Paweski | September 14, 2021 |

As I gaze at the power of the Resurrection, I am grounded in the hope that is the foundation of our faith, the spiritual muscle memory of our relationship to the Divine

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Journals and Letters week 49: The death of an angel

By Mary Riley | September 11, 2021 |

Mother Theodore bares her heart in these beautiful letters about the death of her dear friend, Sister St. Francis Xavier.

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Forest Bathing

By Sister Ann Casper | September 10, 2021 |

Indeed, The Woods “is like our mother, a sacred place, a gift to us humans from the divine. It is a paradise of healing.”

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Journals and Letters week 48: Direct and loving advice from Mother Theodore

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | September 4, 2021 |

In her letter to Sister Maria, Mother Theodore’s tone seems direct, stern and loving. (How does Mother Theodore so consistently manage blending those seeming opposites?)

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Journals and Letters week 47: Letting things take their course

By Sister Ann Casper | August 28, 2021 |

Mother Theodore’s long letters have a common theme, loving one another. She advises Mary Xavier to “bear with the defects of others. Endeavor not to cause others to suffer, and you yourself try to endure the little annoyances which are unavoidable in the necessary relations with others.”

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Get to know Providence Associate Beverly Adams

By Beverly Adams | August 26, 2021 |

With the next year’s invite, I decided why not give the Providence Associates a try? My first visit to the Woods was astonishing. Once on the inside, there was a sense of peace. All of God’s disciples were welcoming, nice and full of love. That has become one of the best life-altering choices I’ve made.

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You mean the world to us!

By Sisters of Providence | August 25, 2021 |

As Christians serving a broken, impoverished world, our work isn’t done

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Journals and Letters week 46: God’s flowers

By Linda McMahon | August 21, 2021 |

Mother Theodore followed the death announcement with a telling of this young (aged 21) sister’s story. We learn that she lived her faith and her vocation in a most holy and virtuous way, and she approached her death with serenity.

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Called to transformation, called to transform

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | August 16, 2021 |

That is what we celebrate today, after all, the witness of two vibrant women willing to keep turning to the God who calls, willing to be transformed in order to transform, willing to sow seeds that others may come to reap.

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Journals and Letters week 45: Sorrows and shadows

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | August 14, 2021 |

“Indeed it is very difficult, and it requires an uncommon virtue, not to make others suffer when we suffer,” writes Saint Mother Theodore Guerin.

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