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Reflections

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

I’ll meet you in the field: the spirituality of coming together

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 9:00 am by

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is
too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the
phrase each other doesn’t make any sense. — Rumi
Sister Ann Sullivan reflects on the spirituality of coming together across divides. Continue reading

Language barriers, smiles and unexpected gifts: Sister Denise Wilkinson reflects from France

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 4:34 am by

I am getting to know each sister by paying attention to her expressions, her voice, her walk, her greeting of others. I notice her desire to communicate with me and her frustration at not knowing English.
Most of all I notice smiles. I didn’t expect smiles as comfort, joy, wordless compassion. Right now that’s what they are for me and I hope for the sisters I encounter. Continue reading

Reflections on the 175th Anniversary Celebration of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper

Posted on March 24, 2017 at 11:09 am by

‘Thank you on behalf of all Sisters of Providence and especially those of us who are with you’ Continue reading

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin: bearing the light still today

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

Saint Mother Theodore’s story is still very relevant today. She was an immigrant. She came to a foreign land where she didn’t know the language and where there was a lot of prejudice and bias toward Catholics and toward women. There are just so many parallels to what she faced and what she endured that are still around today. She’s a great model and mentor. Continue reading

A Christmas Reflection

Posted on December 20, 2016 at 5:30 am by

God comes to me like this all the time Continue reading

What has happened to us since that first Thanksgiving?

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 9:40 am by

It helped me to return to the original story to remind myself that right relationship is possible Continue reading

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