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Alaska holiday honors Elizabeth Peratrovich

By Sister Donna Butler | February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

They experienced discrimination against native indigenous people whose ancestors had lived there for thousands of years

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This Lent

By Cathy Lamperski Dearing | February 14, 2018 | 9 Comments

This Lent
I’ll repent and forgive

This Lent
Small acts of kindness matter

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Celebrating the Feast of Saint Josephine Bakhita

By Sister Barbara Sheehan | February 8, 2018 | 5 Comments

Human trafficking continues and one might say it is rampant in the United States and other countries

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Preparing for Lent 2018

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

It may be providential that this year Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day.  While one is a Christian feast day and the other a secular holiday, they have something in common.  Both days focus on love. Ash Wednesday focuses on love, you ask?  Yes, love! As Christians, and certainly as Catholics, we have thought of…

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Virtual spiritual pilgrimage of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

By Amy Miranda | February 4, 2018 | 2 Comments

Take a spiritual and historic walk around some of the sacred spaces at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from the comfort of your armchair. We hope you enjoy reflecting on these sacred Woods.

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Get to know Providence Associate Shawn Shamsaie: through adversity to Providence

By Lori Strawn | February 3, 2018 | 3 Comments

“When I arrived in the USA, I wasn’t angry or sad. I just felt lost. I learned that the future is never certain, and in order to make it, I must push forward.”

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Transforming urban America one student at a time

By Diane Weidenbenner | February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ever since 1840, the Sisters of Providence have been committed to providing quality education to children, furthering the legacy of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. In 2007, that legacy led the SPs to sponsor Providence Cristo Rey (PCR), a college preparatory school that follows the model born in Chicago by the Jesuits. The Cristo Rey Network…

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Sisters of Providence remember Archbishop Emeritus Daniel M. Buechlein

By Sisters of Providence | January 31, 2018 | 2 Comments

Archbishop Emeritus Daniel M. Buechlein’s passing has rekindled many warm memories for the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Beginning in 1992, he served as the fifth archbishop of Indianapolis. He grew up in Jasper, Indiana (where the SPs taught), and became a monk at St. Meinrad Archabbey. Archbishop Buechlein served Indianapolis until Pope Benedict…

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Breathing time on this organic farm

By Cheryl Casselman | January 24, 2018 | 3 Comments

The small organic farm at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods packs a big punch in the way of educational and service opportunities. In fact, that’s how Ann Testa came to White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. She was an intern and AmeriCorps volunteer before becoming a full-time staff member.
Now she’s training and working alongside interns and volunteers in the USDA certified organic gardens, alpaca pastures, fiber rooms, and kitchen.

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A more colorful existence as a fiber arts intern

By Hannah Goodno | January 23, 2018 | 3 Comments

Earlier last year, I decided to make a change in my life. As I told some people that I was quitting my job so I could go work on an alpaca farm for three months I got a lot of confused looks and many, many questions.

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Get to know Sister Jenny Howard

By Amy Miranda | January 17, 2018 | 2 Comments

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.

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

By Sister Donna Butler | January 15, 2018 | 3 Comments

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

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