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Providence Associate Arthur Snyder: a rewarding faith journey with the Sisters of Providence

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 4:20 am by

I have been mentored and learned a great deal about spirituality and life in general. I now know the real importance of living a life based on love, mercy and justice — not just the meaning of the words. Continue reading

Justice advocates and Providence Associates

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 9:37 am by

Providence Associates Jeanne Rewa and Ben Kite’s work for justice has been multifaceted. Racial justice, civil rights, gender equality, LGBT rights, School of Americas, criminal justice reform, animal rights, and environment, including climate change, are only some of the issues addressed. In working for social justice, their strategies model just and nonviolent relationships with persons of very different perspectives. Continue reading

Deep love and healing

Posted on December 20, 2016 at 5:03 am by

To hear Ezra Kyle Meadors talk about his history with the Sisters of Providence is to feel his deep love for the community, Mother Theodore and the sisters and his gratitude for the strain of Providence running through his life. Continue reading

Providence Associate Mary Jo Ricketson and moving meditation

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 4:06 am by

Providence Associate Mary Jo Ricketson has long known that physical and spiritual health are dependent on one another. That’s why this registered nurse and licensed yoga instructor started her business — A Touch of Grace — to bring the word of God alive through physical exercise. Continue reading

Counsel and guidance to middle schoolers

Posted on April 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

“I had a student just yesterday that came to me sobbing with a note that read, ‘I wish you were dead. Nobody likes you. Here are some ways you could kill yourself: drink bleach, starve to death or slash your wrists. Go kill yourself,’” said Providence Associate Lorrie Scheidler, a middle school guidance counselor in Terre Haute, Indiana, helps students work through times of uncertainty. Continue reading

Growing at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

Posted on January 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

“I was challenged to learn new things and accept new realities. I was surrounded by people who were patient and kind and who challenged me to be a better person,” said Providence Associate Kaitlyn Willy of her internship experience at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. Continue reading

My walk with Our Lady of Providence

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 1:31 am by

Jenny Nowalk, a Providence Associate, shares her walk with Our Lady of Providence. Continue reading

Justice on the margins: Providence Associate Maria Price

Posted on July 16, 2015

Did you know that Providence Associate Maria Price, a Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College alum from Louisville, Kentucky, runs a homeless shelter for men? She also helps to promote economic justice to the people in her parish’s sister parish in Esquipulas, Nicaragua. Continue reading

Spirituality, justice, love of fresh food fuel Providence Associate’s sustainable lifestyle.

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 1:28 pm by

“Living sustainably has always been a way for me to live out my spiritual life. I feel it has helped me connect the way I live day in and day out, hour to hour to the meaning of my life.” Continue reading

Sustainability midst the bustle

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 6:00 am by

How does one fit living an ecologically friendly lifestyle into the busyness of life? For Providence Associates Jennifer and Duane Drake, it’s about being gentle with themselves in the process. Continue reading

Jan Surber: ‘Walking in Saint Mother Theodore’s footsteps’

Posted on February 5, 2015

“I feel fulfilled. Being a Providence Associate has made me a different person. I’m calmer and I have an overwhelming sense of peace. I feel like I’m walking in the footsteps of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin,” said Providence Associate Jan Surber. Here she tells about her experiences as a Providence Associate Continue reading

Providence Associate Jane Fischer: peace and quiet from trust in Providence

Posted on November 6, 2014

“When it’s time for me to separate from the distractions of the current moment in order to hear what’s important, to listen, to wait for words and direction, I often hear Peggy saying: Listen! And, oh! What I have heard!” says Providence Associate Jane Fischer of spending time reflecting with Sister Peggy Nau during her candidate year. Continue reading

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