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Musings on National Simplicity Day

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | July 12, 2021 |

All of a sudden, the “celebration” of National Simplicity Day turned into a celebration for the affluent. Why celebrate that?

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Journals and Letters week 40: All will be well

By Sister Ann Casper | July 10, 2021 |

She is inviting Sister Maria to deal with the reality of her situation. To stay in the present moment (teaching music lessons) rather than fantasizing about what she might do.

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Journals and Letters week 39: The loving guidance of a mother

By Linda McMahon | July 3, 2021 |

In struggles we may be facing, we, too, may need someone to lovingly challenge us and guide us in realizing the effects our shortcomings have on us and on those with whom we live, work and worship.

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Pray the Rosary with the Sisters of Providence

By Sisters of Providence | July 2, 2021 |

Join us in this international prayer experience. Sisters native to the United States and Taiwan lead the Rosary in their native languages of English and Mandarin.

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Journals and Letters week 38: Communicating with postulants and sisters

By Mary Riley | June 26, 2021 |

Mother Theodore had to wear many hats in her lifetime. Her letters throughout the book really exemplify the many roles she had to play.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Elizabeth Gentry!

By Jason Moon | June 23, 2021 |

The Sisters of Providence have many volunteer opportunities where you can make a difference.

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Welcoming our 2021 WVC Summer Interns!

By Sister Mary Montgomery | June 20, 2021 |

I hope you have an opportunity to meet some of them!

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Journals and Letters week 37: Good for nothing but to love God

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | June 19, 2021 |

We get only a few glimpses of Sister St. Francis Xavier in what we’ve read. But they hint at her character and her friendship with Mother Theodore.

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Journals and Letters week 36: Advice to those in charge

By Sister Ann Casper | June 12, 2021 |

Mother Theodore invites them to consider, “might you be the cause of another’s fault? Are you wanting in foresight or wisdom, gentleness or charity?” And so often, isn’t it true, that we ourselves can be our own worst enemy?

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Celebrating the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

By Sister Cathy Campbell | June 11, 2021 |

As a student in Sisters of Providence schools, I remember seeing the image in our classrooms.

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The loving care of a Sister of Providence lay sister

By Sister Donna Butler | June 7, 2021 |

Lay sisters were those assigned to ministries other than education. In a series of blog posts, we will acquaint you with other lay sisters in our community, their gifts and eventually some of the hardships imposed by Rome. But first let us begin by celebrating the gifts of one such sister who served in the Academy at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Journals and Letters week 35: Letter of instruction, letter of prayer

By Linda McMahon | June 5, 2021 |

Mother Theodore’s letter to Bishop Bouvier struck me as a type of prayer. It included praise of Providence, thanksgiving for favors received, petitions of need and a prayer of lamentation. She acknowledges those whose spirituality and actions were Providence for the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods community.

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