Writing archive

Reflections

Home » Reflections

But this Thanksgiving, we choose gratitude

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | November 26, 2020 |

I am determined to choose gratitude as my resolution and prayer this Thanksgiving

Read more

A Reflection on the Feast Day of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 5, 2020 |

It is her heart and the witness of her life that gives me solace and comfort at times like these.

Read more

Reflecting on the United States through the writing of Saint Mother Theodore

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | October 3, 2020 |

What words draw you into prayer?

Read more

Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the mission to Asia

By Sisters of Providence | October 2, 2020 |

A prayer service on Tuesday, September 29, marked the 100th anniversary of the Mission to Asia which is still vibrant today. The Congregation read the following readings from the China…

Read more

A Prayer for Teachers during this pandemic

By Sister Paula Damiano | August 19, 2020 |

May your wisdom O God be our wisdom, your patience, our patience and your love, our love.

Read more

A Prayer for Students during a pandemic

By Sister Paula Damiano | August 18, 2020 |

Embrace these students and their teachers with your love.

Read more

Reflections for Profession of Vows

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | July 29, 2020 |

Corbin and Teresa, we are happy you have come.

Read more

Facing institutionalized racism within myself

By Amanda Lakstins | June 16, 2020 |

I’ve never considered myself racist, I always do my best to treat everyone fairly. But in that moment, I realized that skin color is something I notice and something that matters to me, not in conscious higher-level thought, but almost at an instinctual level. I felt a sense of unease being surrounded by black people, black children.

Read more

A reflection for Feast of Pentecost 2020

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | May 31, 2020 |

God calls us today to do what the disciples did 2,000 years ago – to create communities of love

Read more

The Art of Isolation

By Lori Strawn | May 1, 2020 |

Let the holy within you rise
to greet silence as a friend
and enter into prayer
that moves and lives
and has being in you
for as long as it lasts.

Read more

Sister Editha Ben: the blessings of sheltering in place in the Philippines

By Sister Editha Ben | April 29, 2020 |

Now, because of covid-19, flights have been canceled, airports are locked down and quarantine is imposed. And so, I have remained in the Philippines with my mother longer than planned.

Read more

Comfort from beauty

By Sister Mary Lou Ruck | April 13, 2020 |

Also wanting to help others, I searched my soul. Stretching his idea of comfort from music, I thought of other arts: poetry, other writing, painting, and so on. Then it struck me: weaving!

Read more

Share this:

Stay connected

Our enewsletters and publications will keep you up to date with the best content from the Sisters of Providence.

Looking for a prayer?

In these uncertain time you might need some words of encouragement. Search our topical database of prayers and quotes for inspiration.

Learn more