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Retreat into poetry

By Cathy Lamperski Dearing | March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

That’s life,
That’s God,
Nourishing body, spirit,and soul within.
Retreat.
Retreat.
Do you not hear it calling you?

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Alpacas at the library, food justice and bread

By Cheryl Casselman | March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here are some ways White Violet Center for Eco-Justice staff members and Sisters of Providence are teaching, caring and inspiring for all creation in the upcoming weeks: NAACP Food Justice panel discussion, Vigo County Food Summit, alpacas visiting the library and Providence Health Care, and March for Science.

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Keep on being sisterly: school children support sisters with cards and money

By Amy Miranda | March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Several weeks ago we received a large envelope with cards, drawings and notes from the students and staff there. It also included a donation of $674 to support the Sisters of Providence! We are so grateful for the financial and moral support.

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Creighton students spend spring break at White Violet Center

By Cheryl Casselman | March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

For the past seven days, five students from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, immersed themselves in learning more about sustainable living during a one-week service trip to White Violet Center for Eco-Justice at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

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Getting to know Providence Self Sufficiency Ministries

By Sister Lisa Stallings | March 9, 2018 | 2 Comments

Founded by Sister Barbara Ann Zeller, SP, the ministry has provided for multi-generational living experiences

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Mecca of the Midwest by Jan Phillips

By Sisters of Providence | March 8, 2018 | 4 Comments

‘Abundance was all I saw, all I felt.’

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7 Experiences White Violet Center interns will likely corner

By Cheryl Casselman | March 2, 2018 | 3 Comments

The list of ways interns at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice can transform themselves and transform the world is long and it includes getting dirty. Check out this short list to see if you can relate.

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Providence Associate Ann Henderson: connected by Providence, justice

By Lori Strawn | February 24, 2018 | 7 Comments

I would say that if you are looking for a connection with people who care deeply about intimacy with God by following Jesus and standing with those of the edge of society, then become a Providence Associate!

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With great gratitude for our sisters who further the mission of God’s Providence in Asia

By Sister Jenny Howard | February 22, 2018 | 3 Comments

As we continue our celebration of Chinese New Year, during these two weeks of February, it feels like a very appropriate time to lift up our gratitude for our Sisters of Providence (SP) living and ministering in Asia. As a Congregation, our history in Asia began in 1920, when Bishop Joseph Tacconi asked the SPs…

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Growing passion for sustainable agriculture

By Olivia Charlton | February 20, 2018 | 2 Comments

When I first moved to White Violet Center for my internship, I was so nervous. I’ve never been away from home, and never lived with anyone other than my family. I’ve never lived or worked on a farm, never handled chickens or alpacas, and never met a nun. There were a lot of unknowns, but something drew me to the Woods.

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Life changing bonds that unite us

By Sister Paula Damiano | February 19, 2018 | 1 Comment

Bonds change us, love transforms us. When I arrived back at the Woods I could only thank God for our Saint Mother Theodore. She unites us – sister to sister, sister to associate, associate to associate.

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Happy Chinese New Year – the Year of the Dog

By Sister Norene Wu | February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Chinese New Year 2018 falls on Feb. 16, the first day of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog! The celebration can last for 16 days, starting from the eve of Feb. 16 to the 15th day of the new year. Celebrations Before Chinese New Year’s Eve, house cleaning and food shopping (enough for…

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