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Reflections for Reception into the Novitiate

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | August 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

As a community, we pray that you will continue to be open to the designs of Providence for your life

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New designs from a tree’s former fullness

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | July 23, 2018 | 13 Comments

A huge white oak tree fell to the ground one day last week. Well, it wasn’t really a huge white oak tree. It was Huge. Not really. It was HUGE! It was old. Well, it was OLD. (Maybe the tree greeted Mother Theodore and her companions as they explored their forest home.) The day the…

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I Am — photo prayer

By Sister Joni Luna | May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

I Am   One small seed, made up of many parts …

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Reflections for the local Golden Jubilee celebration

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Each of you set forth on a path you thought was marked out by Providence.

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Transformed and transferred: reflection for the transfer of vows of Sister My Huong Pham

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | February 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

So, though we celebrate My Huong’s transfer of vows today, her transformation in Providence, I urge all of us to see this occasion as an invitation from God to change ourselves … to allow ourselves, through God’s strength and grace, to be transfigured, to take the opportunity to change what we ought to change but have not.

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Happy Chinese New Year – the Year of the Dog

By Sister Norene Wu | February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 new year. Celebrations Before Chinese New Year’s Eve, house cleaning and food shopping (enough for…

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Sisters of Providence remember Archbishop Emeritus Daniel M. Buechlein

By Sisters of Providence | January 31, 2018 | 2 Comments

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), and became a monk at St. Meinrad Archabbey. Archbishop Buechlein served Indianapolis until Pope Benedict…

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

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 31, 2017 | 5 Comments

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 what constitutes both family and holiness these days. Is there a New Year’s Resolution to…

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Being ‘Home’ for Christmas

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | December 21, 2017 | 6 Comments

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

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

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 20, 2017 | 6 Comments

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

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

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | November 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

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.

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2017 reflection for Foundation Day

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

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 Thedore tells them that she doesn’t have new things to say to them, but she…

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