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White Violet Wednesday: The story behind our cucumbers

By Candace Minster | June 26, 2019 |

Not to brag but our cucumbers are special The cucumbers we’ve been harvesting at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice are not your average cuke. They are specialty varieties, selected for their thin skins, small seed cavities, and crispy texture. They also have the added bonus of being “burpless,” for those of you who may have…

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Sisters recognize benefactors at annual dinner

By Sisters of Providence | June 13, 2019 |

More than 275 benefactors joined the Sisters of Providence for a meal and award presentation during the 19th annual Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Dinner at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Saturday, June 8. The dinner takes place to honor benefactors for their gifts of time, talent and resources, while also presenting the Queen Amelia, Sarah and Joseph…

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Grumbling with Saint Mother Theodore

By Amy Miranda | June 11, 2019 |

Saint Mother Theodore, truly I have great need of your prayers. I am quite a grumbler.

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Newsnotes summer 2019

By Sisters of Providence | May 24, 2019 |

Read the latest news and updates from the Sisters of Providence.

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Sister Helen Vinton brings hope in an unsteady environment

By Sister Donna Butler | May 24, 2019 |

“Currently, climate change is the biggest threat to many Louisiana families, changing how and where they live and make a living,” says Sister Helen Vinton. Families in coastal Louisiana have suffered greatly.

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Resting on holy ground: new cremains burial options at the Woods

By Sister Ann Casper | May 24, 2019 |

That seed has blossomed into a new outreach ministry for the Sisters of Providence. We will now receive for inurnment at the Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, the cremains of persons other than members of the Congregation.

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Sisters preserving memories through memory books

By Katie Harich | May 24, 2019 |

Memory books detail and preserve aspects of a person’s life history with photographs, artifacts and narratives. They facilitate life-affirming interaction, encourage deep reflection and celebrate life events through story-telling and reminiscing. And they are effective in stimulating memories, especially for individuals living with dementia.

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Remembering two Providence High School sisters

By Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp | May 24, 2019 |

As Providence High School, Chicago, prepares to celebrate its last official alumnae reunion in October, many thoughts turn to the hundreds of Sisters of Providence who ministered there through the years.

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Digitizing the letters and journals of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sister Janet Gilligan | May 24, 2019 |

The original manuscripts of all the existing letters and journals, mostly in French, have been carefully preserved in the Sisters of Providence Archives. But these fragile pages have never been available to the public. Now, thanks to a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Indiana State Library, digital representations of the personal letters of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, along with transcriptions and translations, will be available sometime after July.

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A community of hope for homeless young adults

By Amy Miranda | May 24, 2019 |

Safe Place Services of Louisville, a day shelter for homeless young adults, lives up to its name. It’s not everywhere that homeless young people can let their guard down, kick off their shoes and feel at home. At the hub shelter is 34-year-old Sister Corbin Hannah.

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A look back: Providence High School, Chicago

By Zach Pies | May 24, 2019 |

To all of our Providence High School alumnae, and all our former students: the impact you continue to have on the Sisters of Providence through your letters, phone calls, visits and financial giving is truly a blessing. We invite you and those you love to the Woods anytime to continue your journey with the sisters.

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The ever-expanding community of Providence

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | May 24, 2019 |

This has had profound impact on our concept of community. We now embrace an understanding of Providence — of God’s design and desire for all of us — which helps us know that we are united with all that exists. That everything is connected.

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