HOPE is a newsmagazine that extends the energy and power of Providence by sharing information about the mission, spirituality and ministries of the Sisters of Providence. It is published four times a year. All the stories and extra content from HOPE are available here.
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With so much division in our world, it can be easy to lose sight of that which unites us. In this issue of HOPE, we would like to focus on what brings us together. Our shared world. Our roots and history, perhaps. Prayer, spirituality, communing with one God. Friendship. Community. Let us take some time now to focus on these bonds that unite us.
In the fall 2017 issue of HOPE magazine, read how you are vital in the mission of the Sisters of Providence. Your donations, volunteer time and love and support are vital to all we do together in the world. Thank you! Read the stories of how have and can continue to make a difference with us.
In the summer 2017 issue of the Sisters of Providence HOPE magazine we reflect on the spirituality of coming together despite all that divides us, ways that we can peacefully engage with others of differing views and ways to work toward common good.
Our sisters live and serve among the marginalized. We serve people in need. People without a voice. People easy to overlook. In this issue of HOPE we invite you to take a look at some of our stories. At how we and you our partners are helping and advocating for people and a planet in need. We invite you to join us in bearing the light. Be with us a light for someone else. Together, we can make this world a brighter place.
It’s an exciting moment for the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. The 2016 General Chapter has set a direction for the next five years. In this issue of HOPE you will meet the newly elected leadership team, learn the new justice focus and hear about the practice of contemplative conversation.
“I desire that the year to come will be steeped in mercy, so that we can go out to every man and woman, bringing the goodness and tenderness of God!” – Pope Francis. Mercy is central to the mission of the Sisters of Providence. In this issue of HOPE, we explore mercy in some of its many forms.
Have you found yourself changed, nurtured, renewed, educated or inspired by time at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods? In this issue of HOPE magazine we explore the experiences of several people who have been touched by these Woods and left strengthened for the journey forward.
Inspired. It’s not hard to feel that way after spending time with “retired” Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. We hope you enjoy this collection of stories highlighting just a few of the amazing, loving, useful ministries carried out by senior sisters and associates.
In this issue of HOPE, we’ve pulled out some stories that you may not have expected about Sisters of Providence. Did you know that Sister Kathleen Desautels was featured in an article in Rolling Stone Magazine? Did you know there is a Sister of Providence who is raising a child?
“Our promise in this time is to be God’s loving care for all creation, to be one of the ways God sustains life,” write Sister Dawn Tomaszewski in this issue of HOPE magazine. Explore with us the ways we cherish creation.
In this issue of HOPE, we invite you to take some time to suspend your fears. Take some time to look with fresh eyes at barriers that divide us as humans. In this issue, we look at the question “who is my neighbor?”
“We rely on, rest on, build on ‘that Providence that thus far has never failed us,'” writes General Superior Sister Denise Wilkinson in the Fall 2014 issue of HOPE. In it we look forward and backward, from nearly 175 years of history in the U.S. to the future that lies before us.