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Reflections

Happy Chinese New Year – the Year of the Dog

Posted on February 16, 2018 at 5:04 am by

Chinese New Year 2018 falls on Feb. 16, the first day of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog! The celebration can last for 16 days, starting from the eve of Feb. 16 to the 15th day of the  Continue Reading »

Sisters of Providence remember Archbishop Emeritus Daniel M. Buechlein

Posted on January 31, 2018 at 5:05 am by

Archbishop Emeritus Daniel M. Buechlein’s passing has rekindled many warm memories for the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Beginning in 1992, he served as the fifth archbishop of Indianapolis. He grew up in Jasper, Indiana (where the SPs taught),  Continue Reading »

All of life is one holy family (New Year’s, 2018)

Posted on December 31, 2017 at 5:04 am by

In the Catholic Church world this New Year’s Eve we will celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. This coincidence of the Feast of the Holy Family and New Year’s Eve got me thinking about my notions of family and  Continue Reading »

Being ‘Home’ for Christmas

Posted on December 21, 2017 at 5:30 am by

It seems to me that that new perspective created a home, a free space, a quiet space, a breathing space Continue reading

‘I’ll be home for Christmas:’ A song of hope and of light in the darkness

Posted on December 20, 2017 at 5:30 am by

This might seem like a strange reflection at a time of the year when we are celebrating a birth, and the operative emotion suggested is JOY Continue reading

Providence people: a reflection for Providence Associate rite of first commitment

Posted on November 18, 2017 at 3:33 am by

Let’s abide in being Sisters of Providence and Providence Associates during the coming year and cultivate the union among us by:
So loving our neighbor that we foster community and communion wherever we go.
So showing mercy that we engender hope wherever we go.
So doing justice that our actions and advocacy lead to change and reduce the violence and hatred in our world.
The world does need us for this. And what a sweet and powerful Providence that would be. Continue reading

2017 reflection for Foundation Day

Posted on October 22, 2017 at 1:32 pm by

Thanks, in part, to the latest volume of the SP history written by Sister Maureen Abbott, “New Lights from Old Truths,” we have cast new light on a saying of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. During instructions with the novices, Mother  Continue Reading »

2017 Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Feast Day reflection

Posted on October 4, 2017 at 5:05 am by

Happy Feast! I think Mother Theodore might agree that the best part of her being declared a saint is the opportunity it has given us as her beloved community to come together to pray, to sing, to enjoy each other’s  Continue Reading »

Reflections for Back to School Mass

Posted on August 19, 2017 at 5:30 am by

I offer you the companionship of the Sisters of Providence Continue reading

Reflection for the reception of Sister Emily TeKolste into the novitiate

Posted on August 9, 2017 at 1:14 pm by

What experiences will you welcome to open the eyes of your soul? Will you give the Holy Spirit free access to your mind and your heart so that you will see things in new lights? Continue reading

A ‘Golden Jubilee’ Reflection

Posted on June 28, 2017 at 5:30 am by

‘Go, wake up the world!’ Continue reading

Listening, loving, letting go: reflection for profession of vows

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 4:08 am by

“Obedience, chastity, poverty — listening, loving, letting go. These are set before you today in a deeper way. And to return to the scripture for today — God is with you every step of the way.”
Sister Dawn reflects at the vows ceremony for three Sisters of Providence. Continue reading

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