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Happy Chinese New Year – the Year of the Dog

Posted on February 16, 2018 at 5:04 am by

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  Continue Reading »

Sisters of Providence remember Archbishop Emeritus Daniel M. Buechlein

Posted on January 31, 2018 at 5:05 am by

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),  Continue Reading »

Intersectionality – what is it?

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 9:30 am by

Today, even as random violence seems to become the norm in our country, there are some for whom violence and discrimination are nothing new. Whole classes of people face discrimination on a daily basis because of how their realities overlap: discrimination in housing, the workplace, our churches, our criminal justice system, health care, our immigration system. Continue reading

Visit the Woods

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 9:30 am by

Whatever it is that draws you here, plan to spend time at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. We welcome you with open arms and hearts full of love. Continue reading

A new perspective on assisted living

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 9:30 am by

“That the question of being in assisted living took me to a more profound level. Suddenly I realized that every one of us is in assisted living,” writes Sister Donna Butler Continue reading

Elegance on display: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods added to National Register of Historic Places

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 9:30 am by

“I thought, ‘it looks like a little piece of Europe was plunked down in the backwoods of Indiana.'” Continue reading

For Sister Suzanne, prayer is life

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 9:30 am by

“Prayer is all-permeating, inclusive. Prayer is ingrained in me.”
“Each day is a gift,” she says. Continue reading

Firing up hope: SP prayer ministries

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 9:30 am by

“Firing up hope” is how one correspondent describes what the prayer ministries of the Sisters of Providence mean to him as he daily faces the uncertainties of life without a steady job to earn money to feed his family. “We have truly tasted the painful side of life. Yet, I have not lost hope for a better tomorrow.” Continue reading

Providence Associates, Sisters of Providence: 10 years in relationship

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 9:30 am by

“The common vision that we share is love for Providence, for each other, and for life — all life.” Continue reading

The bond of friendship leads to lives as sisters

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 9:30 am by

“Before Anna and I were friends. Now we are family members of the Sisters of Providence, with a multi-year friendship base to help me live more freely in this family,” Teresa said. Continue reading

Shared roots: bonds that unite beyond culture, time and place

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 9:30 am by

” I loved being the very place where Mother Theodore worshiped in her years of living in La Providence. To sit in this very simple chapel for hours refreshed and renewed me. There I experienced in a unique way the presence of Mother Theodore,” writes Sister Denise Wilkinson. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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