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Grieving gracefully into a future full of hope

Posted on April 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Saint Mother Theodore once said, “Treat yourself as you treat others, with kindness and indulgence.” I firmly believe that, above all, to comfort oneself or another involves being gentle with oneself or another. It means allowing grief to be a teacher who reminds us that we are wired for resilience. We are meant to find meaning and purpose in life. Continue reading

Lessons learned during that ‘Busy’ retreat

Posted on March 26, 2016 at 5:30 am by

‘… I asked God to tell me how to be a better mom.’ Continue reading

A welcoming and fun space to discern your call

Posted on March 22, 2016 at 4:53 am by

This is what “Come and See” weekends with the Sisters of Providence have been for me. A supportive and relaxed environment where I could honestly discern my call to religious life. These weekends are opportunities to meet and talk with real sisters. A chance to spend time in prayer. They are a time to consider this life commitment with others like you. Continue reading

A retreat for all those ‘Busy Catholic Moms’

Posted on March 14, 2016 at 5:30 am by

“I was able to discover inner beauty in myself that I didn’t know existed! I hope to continue to discover and nurture it!” Continue reading

A wonderful time to get to know the sisters of these Woods

Posted on October 30, 2015 at 4:56 am by

It was fitting that our discernment weekend for women interested in knowing more about religious life was during the FEST. It energized me to have seven women who came from Georgia, California, Michigan, and Indiana to have closer interactions with sisters, especially our sisters in initial formation and our sisters who minister in new membership. Continue reading

Sisters invite veterans to share stories

Posted on October 21, 2015 at 4:34 am by

As a newer member of the team at the Sisters of Providence it was time I stepped up to the plate and wrote my first official BLOG post. But what should I write about?  After talking about an event at  Continue Reading »

JOURNAL with Mother Theodore at the FEST

Posted on September 29, 2015 at 1:08 am by

Readers of Saint Mother Theodore’s Journals and Letters quickly realize that she was a gifted writer.  There is a variety of ways to describe her writing, but three descriptors are striking me these days as I read her letters for perhaps the  Continue Reading »

The living rosary: a FEST activity

Posted on September 9, 2015 at 1:40 am by

Marilyn Rausch shares her special experiences with the Rosary and invites you to join her for a Living Rosary session at the FEST on Oct. 17. Continue reading

Taizé prayer service to help quench “Thirst” about water issues

Posted on February 10, 2013 at 6:00 am by

Oil consumption, recycling, transportation, contaminants: all of those conversation points are part of your daily bottle of water. Since 1976, U.S. citizens drank an average of 1.6 gallons of bottled water per year. About 30 years later, that average has  Continue Reading »

Celebrating church as people and building

Posted on September 13, 2007 at 1:59 pm by

This article is reprinted from fall 2007 issue of HOPE. The 100th anniversary of the consecration of the Church of the Immaculate Conception will be a celebration of “church as people” and “church as building.” To that end, several events  Continue Reading »