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Get to know Sister Jenny Howard

Posted on January 17, 2018 at 12:13 pm by

Meet Sister Jenny Howard. A former biology teacher and coach and currently a member of the Sisters of Providence leadership team, Sister Jenny shares in these video and audio files about her life, family and her call to religious life as a Sister of Providence.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy: A Call to Action

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 5:30 am by

These words are certainly true today as we address the issues of climate change and environmental racism

Led by Providence to educate and serve: Diana Garza, PA

Posted on January 11, 2018 at 4:54 am by

As a Providence Associate, you become part of a community of strong, progressive women religious, and you help promote the Sisters of Providence’s mission of love, mercy, and justice in service among God’s people.

An exercise in bread baking

Posted on January 9, 2018 at 5:22 am by

It’s important to have a spotter in the gym and while climbing a ladder, but how cool would it be to have one in the kitchen?
I’m not talking about replacing the kitchen table with a weight bench — that’s a little extreme to get back on track after the holidays. It’s more about having access to someone knowledgeable as a guide when trying those recipes you wish you had the guts to try.
It calms the nerves when mom or Aunt Cathy are a phone call or text away from answering questions like, “what exactly is a ‘pinch’ of salt?” Mom and Aunt Cathy would be considered kitchen spotters. They’re helping make kitchen experiences more successful.
It’s even better when they’re right beside you as you learn.

Come with me

Posted on January 5, 2018 at 5:24 am by

With a dramatic outflung hand, Ann points at me and says, “Come with me.” Today it meant learning the arcane art of needle felting. Last week, “come with me” meant holding a chicken in my lap so Dave didn’t have to drive the big white pick-up truck and hold the chicken at the same time. I’m fairly sure he was joking. I hope.

All of life is one holy family (New Year’s, 2018)

Posted on December 31, 2017 at 5:04 am by

In the Catholic Church world this New Year’s Eve we will celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. This coincidence of the Feast of the Holy Family and New Year’s Eve got me thinking about my notions of family and what constitutes both family and holiness these days. Is there a New Year’s Resolution to  Continue Reading »

Flashback Friday; A Christmas memory

Posted on December 22, 2017 at 5:30 am by

‘We were among the first to be celebrating Christmas in this very sacred space as a result of the opening of the Old City.’

Being ‘Home’ for Christmas

Posted on December 21, 2017 at 5:30 am by

It seems to me that that new perspective created a home, a free space, a quiet space, a breathing space

‘I’ll be home for Christmas:’ A song of hope and of light in the darkness

Posted on December 20, 2017 at 5:30 am by

This might seem like a strange reflection at a time of the year when we are celebrating a birth, and the operative emotion suggested is JOY

Contemplating Mary as the mother of Jesus as we prepare for Christmas

Posted on December 8, 2017 at 4:34 am by

When I prayerfully gaze at the picture, I remember God’s love through Mary’s example of mothering to Jesus, our Lord.

SPs are merry presents at Light Your Way Christmas Parade

Posted on December 6, 2017 at 4:55 am by

The Christmas season is a time to be merry and bright and the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are enthusiastic supporters of this tradition. Saturday night, the Sisters of Providence participated in the 2nd annual Light Your Way Christmas Parade in downtown Terre Haute, as one of more than 75 entries. Sisters and staff  Continue Reading »

Prayer and action: new Providence Associates look forward to the future

Posted on December 5, 2017 at 4:50 am by

It changed my view of God from a thunderbolt thrower to a God who is always caring for me. It also made me want to be God’s hands here on earth spreading word of God’s Providence and way of charity, justice and love.

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