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Sister Denise Wilkinson

By Sisters of Providence | June 20, 2007 |

The evolution of Sister Denise Wilkinson’s life led her quite naturally to joining the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She grew up in Chicago, part of a close-knit, God-worshipping Catholic family. She attended Catholic schools, and by the time she was at Marywood in Evanston for her high school years, she knew where she…

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Geoff and Josephine “Josie” Fox: Art Appreciation

By Connie McCammon | June 15, 2007 |

Art, English, physics and motocross racing — these four areas have made for a very interesting life for Geoff and Josephine “Josie” Fox. The art, English and physics brought them together. The racing, however, allowed them to bring all their gifts together to create not only a well recognized family business, but also the means…

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Bold strokes

By Dave Cox | May 13, 2007 |

This article is reprinted from summer 2007 issue of HOPE. Paint more! Sister Jody O’Neil would love to follow the advice of her long-time spiritual adviser. “That’s his consistent message for me. He said, ‘I wish you didn’t have to worry so much about marketing. Your painting is a gift to the world.” Like many…

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A centennial celebration

By Connie McCammon | May 13, 2007 |

This article is reprinted from summer 2007 issue of HOPE. A place to worship — from the moment Saint Mother Theodore Guerin stepped foot on this hallowed ground at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods there has always been a deep-seated desire for a sacred place to honor the Blessed Sacrament. Mother Theodore, however, was not prepared for the…

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Sister Rose Ann Eaton

By Sisters of Providence | April 20, 2007 |

Sister Rose Ann Eaton chuckles when she says her life has not followed the path she had in mind. From an early age, she had an idea that she might want to become a woman religious. But her mother suggested that she wait, get her education, and then see if the idea was still with…

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Sister Bernice Kuper

By Sisters of Providence | February 20, 2007 |

Editor’s note: Sister Bernice died Nov. 26, 2013, at age 91. Sister Bernice Kuper has been a first-hand witness to many dramatic changes that have impacted vocation, formation and spiritual life for herself, scores of individuals and the Catholic Church. Most of Sister Bernice’s ministerial life has been devoted to assisting others who have questions…

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A God-graced moment

By Sisters of Providence | January 14, 2007 |

This article is reprinted from winter 2007 issue of HOPE. By Sister Peggy Lynch The following journal entry reflects my emotions and thoughts about the Mass of Canonization. The dark morning gives way to blue sky and sunshine as we wend our way through narrow streets — the ones the tour guide continually tells us…

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A view from behind the camera

By Sisters of Providence | January 13, 2007 |

This article is reprinted from winter 2007 issue of HOPE. Interview by Sister Jeanne Knoerle For most of us Sisters of Providence, the canonization of Mother Theodore was an all consuming moment, filled with a myriad of feelings: joy, disbelief, wonder, a sense of humility — as well as a sense of pride. For those…

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In their own words: Dan Thralls

By Connie McCammon | January 13, 2007 |

This article is reprinted from winter 2007 issue of HOPE. Many words have been written and spoken to describe the canonization of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. Sisters of Providence and pilgrims who traveled with the Congregation share their thoughts and feelings about this once-in-a-lifetime event. Here are thoughts from Dan Thralls of Lafayette, Ind. Dan…

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In their own words: Sister Diane Ris

By Connie McCammon | January 13, 2007 |

This article is reprinted from winter 2007 issue of HOPE. Many words have been written and spoken to describe the canonization of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. Sisters of Providence and pilgrims who traveled with the Congregation share their thoughts and feelings about this once-in-a-lifetime event. These words are from Sister Diane Ris, former general superior;…

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In their own words: Sister Henri Domonique Besson

By Connie McCammon | January 13, 2007 |

This article is reprinted from winter 2007 issue of HOPE. Many words have been written and spoken to describe the canonization of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. Sisters of Providence and pilgrims who traveled with the Congregation share their thoughts and feelings about this once-in-a-lifetime event. These thoughts are from Sister Henri Dominique Besson, past general…

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Walter Kindrik: Strong connections

By Sisters of Providence | December 1, 2006 |

Walter Kindrik retired from Pfizer, Terre Haute, Ind., after 36½ years. He and his wife Mary (RIP) were married for 44 years and raised two boys. Walter is a member of St. Margaret Mary Parish, Terre Haute. Walter’s connection to the Congregation: A graduate of Kansas State University, Walter converted to Catholicism after marrying Mary.…

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