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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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This Good Friday: Is COVID-19 the only pandemic about which we need to pray?

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | April 10, 2020 |

May these atrocities never happen again. Let us not abandon each other.

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We all need a Polish grandpa! We all need the Christ Child.

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 20, 2019 |

We all need a Polish grandpa. We all need the Christ Child.

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Come O Wisdom: a reflection on our senior jubilarians

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 19, 2019 |

Truly, each of you, in your own way, has been a key figure in the unfolding story of Providence in the life of this Congregation.

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Advent 2019: All are welcome or How do we make room in the inn?

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 6, 2019 |

In a season where we sometimes can get really focused on what we are going to give, let’s become gracious receivers of God’s hospitality, receptors of the sacred

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A community based on mutual, abiding love

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | November 11, 2019 |

Sister Dawn reflects on the Providence community as we welcome new Providence Associates. May this community be one that mirrors the community established more than 2,000 years ago by Jesus. A community based on mutual, abiding love and not, as with other human institutions, on power or fear.

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Reflections for Foundation Day 2019

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 23, 2019 |

Well, the fact that we are still here 179 years later is certainly testimony to the Providence of God. It is also testimony to all those sisters in the U.S. as well as in China and Taiwan AND to the many other Dotties, Mandys and Margies in our larger community of Providence who have not let appearances keep them from doing good, doing lots of good.

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A Reflection for the Feast of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 3, 2019 |

‘Give me, give us, this heart of Mother Theodore with which to treasure the power and promise of the cross.’

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