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Father’s Day and the Beatitudes

Posted on June 15, 2017 at 4:48 am by

Advice for father’s pulled from the Beatitudes: be humble as Jesus was humble. Practice meekness by connecting with your family by asking questions and actively listening to the responses. Practice mercy and be thankful for the graces that God has bestowed upon you in your life. Continue reading

What does Mother Theodore have to say about …

Posted on June 9, 2017 at 4:54 am by

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a searchable database with all of our favorite quotations from Saint Mother Theodore Guerin? Well now there is!
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Go out and make a difference

Posted on June 8, 2017 at 5:10 am by

Being a sister doesn’t ensure my going to heaven or living a hurt-free or pain-free life. It does not give me prestige or pay a six-figure salary. On the contrary, I have no earthly idea where the pursuit will take me, but I am learning to trust in Providence. The Providence, which, our foundress Saint Mother Theodore reminds us, “has never failed us.” When I look at the person in the mirror, I like who I am becoming. Continue reading

SMWC dedicates Sister Jeanne Knoerle sculpture

Posted on June 7, 2017 at 5:30 am by

‘I think she had a distinct ability to always look forward. She was always visionary, ahead of her time.’ Continue reading

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

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