Three Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., will stand trial Jan. 27 in U.S. District Court in Columbus, Ga., for their arrest in November 2002 during a non-violent protest against the School of the Americas (SOA) at Fort Benning, Ga. The SOA, now known as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHISC), trains…Read more
Three Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., were arrested Sunday in Columbus, Ga., for their participation in a non-violent protest against the U.S. Army’s School of the Americas, now known as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. Sisters Adele Beacham, Rita Clare Gerardot and Joann Quinkert were among 96 protestors who were arrested.…Read more
Note: The following story was originally written in 2001 at the time of the execution of Timothy McVeigh in Terre Haute, Ind. Sisters of Providence are given an opportunity to make a personal commitment in opposition to the death penalty. Each Sister of Providence residence receives a Declaration of Life form. When signed, this legal…Read more
Note: This story was originally published in 2001 prior to the federal execution of Timothy McVeigh at the U. S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. How can anyone understand the tremendous pain parents must feel when a child is taken from them by the hands of a murderer? The grief, the last words that were…Read more
More than 40,000 people from around the world gathered in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican for a beatification ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 25,1998. During the celebration, Pope John Paul II granted the title “Blessed” to Mother Theodore Guerin and three other people. Tapestry banners with the images of the four holy people were displayed…Read more
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