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Sisters of Providence Identity Lens

Posted on March 16, 2017

History and Purpose In the Chapter of 2001, we committed ourselves to explore and to share with others the implications of claiming the Mystery of Providence as the foundation of our identity, our spirituality, and the vision animating our choices.  Continue Reading »

President and Vice President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Stand in Defense of All Faiths in Response to Executive Order on Refugees

Posted on January 31, 2017

The bond between Christians and Muslims is founded on the unbreakable strength of charity and justice Continue reading

Statement of Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., on Wednesday’s Executive Actions on Immigration

Posted on January 31, 2017

Closing borders and building walls are not rational acts Continue reading

Statement of Cardinal Blasé J. Cupich, Archdiocese of Chicago, on the Executive Order on Refugees and Migrants

Posted on January 31, 2017

It is time to put aside fear and join together to recover who we are and what we represent to a world badly in need of hope and solidarity Continue reading

A statement from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), expressing deep concern about Executive Orders

Posted on January 31, 2017

We are deeply concerned about the administration’s executive orders on immigration and refugee resettlement Continue reading

Poem: Blessed are you who bear the light

Posted on January 11, 2017

Blessed are you who bear the light
in unbearable times,
who testify to its endurance amid the unendurable,
who bear witness to its persistence
when everything seems in shadow and grief. … Continue reading

Miracle Place: a beacon for the neighborhood

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 9:39 am by

According to the two sisters, “the mission of Miracle Place is to offer hospitality, care, and concern. It is a place of spiritual refreshment where all who come may find refuge. Where all who are severely tried may be comforted. Where all who are lonely may find companionship. And where those without hope may find a renewed spirit.” Continue reading

Connecting hope and assistance to a community in need

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 9:39 am by

“It’s as if Providence is there, waiting to provide. Someone comes in and says ‘I have to take care of my grandkids whose parents are now in jail. I need some beds.’ Within 24 hours, I’ll have two twin beds show up,” said Sister Dorothy Rasche, SP, director of The Connecting Link. Continue reading

Fair Trade: products that improve the lives of people on the margins

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 9:38 am by

Linden Leaf Gifts is a store that worries less about keeping the lights on and more about how to bring light into the lives of marginalized people. As a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, Linden Leaf Gifts measures success a little differently than most retail stores. Success is derived also from the difference it can make in the lives of people that provide the unique products sold there. 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

Justice commission focuses on eco-justice

Posted on January 11, 2017

The word “eco-justice” has its roots in the Latin word oikos, the home or household. Thus, eco-justice refers to caring for and attending to the “household of creation,” including people, creatures, ecosystems, economy, environment, food, water, air, and rules that facilitate the well-being of all in the home.) Continue reading

A safe home community for those who lost everything

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 9:34 am by

“I wanted to work with God’s working poor, who lost all of their belongings during the hurricane. They were living in broken down trailers with two or three families in each,” Sister Cathy Buster said. The end result was the new community in Arcadia, Florida. Casa San Juan Bosco I is a 53-home complex for migrant farmworkers. Continue reading

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