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The bells of Saint Mary’s

By Connie McCammon | October 11, 2005 |

Today, with so many electronic gadgets to keep us plugged into the world around us and calendared to the last second, it’s impossible to imagine, or even remember, a day when bells once told us the time of day. At one time, bells told us when to wake, when to turn out the lights and…

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Dorothy and Charles Stuart: Sharing Their God-given Blessings

By Sister Ann Casper | September 1, 2005 |

It doesn’t take long into a conversation with Dorothy and Charles Stuart to realize that even in their 80s, they still have a zest for life, as well as a keen sense of humor that has sustained them through many serious illnesses. The occasion for our visit was to present the Stuarts with the Queen…

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Sister Cathy White

By Sisters of Providence | February 7, 2005 |

Sometimes it takes a call even though “the call” already has been received. Once Cathy White had decided to act on her desire to join a religious congregation, she did what a lot of prospective women religious would do. She visited four congregations to experience first-hand what might await her. Confidently, she decided on the…

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Sister Anji Fan

By Sisters of Providence | January 18, 2005 |

Sister Anji Fan wanted to be a “holy nun” from a very young age. But living in mainland China would make that dream difficult to fulfill, even in a close-knit family with deep devotions. Sister Anji’s father was a mathematics teacher. Her mother worked in a day care and a factory and is an excellent…

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St. Joseph statue ‘rained’ over the Woods

By Sisters of Providence | July 1, 2004 |

For more than 90 years, St. Joseph has been watching over the sacred grounds of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from his perch upon the north water tower. On June 8, this 34-inch-tall, gold-plated statue was removed from the tower in preparation for the tower’s demise. Now St. Joseph safely rests in the Facilities Management office where he…

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Peaceful people demand facility closing

By Sisters of Providence | November 1, 2003 |

Note: The following article was written by Sister of Providence Rita Clare Gerardot, who is an activist for peace and who participates in work to close the School of the Americas. Have you ever heard of the School of the Americas? If not, you’re not alone! This school, funded by U.S. tax dollars, has been…

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Pére Michel Guthneck

By Sisters of Providence | March 19, 2003 |

In the 163 years since the founding of the Congregation, countless lay people have worked side-by-side with the Sisters of Providence to bring love, mercy and justice to others. One of those dedicated employees was Pére Michel Guthneck. Like the sisters of that first generation who followed Saint Mother Theodore Guerin into the Woods, Pére…

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Sister of Providence released from prison

By Sisters of Providence | March 10, 2003 |

Sister of Providence Kathleen Desautels, who has served a six-month sentence at the Federal Prison Camp-Greenville (Ill.), was released Friday, March 7, amid cheers, hugs and outward expressions of hope from a group of her housemates and co-workers. Sister Kathleen, 64, a native of Indianapolis, walked away from the prison camp’s administration building at 8:30…

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Three Sisters of Providence receive sentences for trespassing during SOA protest

By Sisters of Providence | January 28, 2003 |

Three Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., were sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Columbus, Ga., after pleading not guilty with stipulation to federal trespassing charges. Sister Adele Beacham, 76, was sentenced to 12 months probation and house arrest and 250 hours of community service. She will be confined to the motherhouse grounds…

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Three Sisters of Providence to stand trial Jan. 27 for crossing government line during non-violent protest

By Sisters of Providence | January 17, 2003 |

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…

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Three Sisters of Providence arrested in Georgia for participation in non-violent protest at Army base

By Sisters of Providence | November 18, 2002 |

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.…

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All things possible with Sister Janice Smith

By Dave Cox | July 5, 2002 |

‘Now what? Now what!’ Sister Janice Smith remembers asking herself. The answer, for her, led her on the way to a life as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.

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