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Love’s faithfulness: Ash Wednesday & Valentine’s Day 2013

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | February 11, 2013 |

The proximity in dates of Chinese New Year, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day has caused challenges in both my “employments” within our local community of Corbe House and in my…

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Theological shifts with Second Vatican Council

By Sister Alexa Suelzer | January 7, 2013 |

Vatican II has not answered all questions, but it has provided an agenda for future theological development.

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Coming of age with Vatican II

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | January 7, 2013 |

On Sept. 12, 1963, the Sisters of Providence welcomed 58 of us as postulants. We arrived with a small black suitcase and a foot locker filled with a variety of…

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My most challenging and most transformative years

By Sister Bernice Kuper | January 7, 2013 |

When the Second Vatican Council opened in 1962 I had just been appointed Director of Novices for our Congregation. This meant that I had accepted the responsibility of passing on…

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Mary, our companion: New Year’s 2013

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | December 27, 2012 |

When we gather for Eucharistic liturgy on January 1, we will celebrate the feast of Mary, the Mother of God. How appropriate to keep her in our view as we begin…

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Light the candles! Christmas 2012

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | December 20, 2012 |

Like a dull ache, memory of the massacre of the children and adults of Sandy Hook School accompanies me everywhere and all the time these days. It’s one of those…

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Senior jubilarians – 80 years and counting

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | December 12, 2012 |

Editor’s note: Reflection from Sister Denise Wilkinson, general superior, given on Dec. 8 during Eucharistic Liturgy to sisters, associates and visitors. While this message is specifically for the sisters celebrating…

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Always count your blessings …

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | November 25, 2012 |

Sometime after my mom retired, she “got into” ceramics. She and her friends went to classes taught by a woman in my mom’s neighborhood. For the most part, they applied…

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One continuous and continuing flow: All Saints and All Souls Days 2012

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | November 2, 2012 |

For some time now, the celebrations of All Saints and All Souls days have sort of morphed together in my mind, each feast blended into the other. The distinction between…

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Do extraordinary things: Foundation Day 2012

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | October 22, 2012 |

Happy Foundation Day! We celebrate with deep gratitude the six Sisters of Providence who arrived here 172 years ago today! I know you can name them – Mother Theodore Guerin,…

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Asking questions: Feast Day 2012

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | October 3, 2012 |

A couple of years ago, two sisters provided me with something to smile over, puzzle about, and learn from. At the time, we Sisters of Providence were in the midst…

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Why I love Mother Theodore

By Christina Blust | August 29, 2012 |

I’m not the kind of person who idolizes others, since nobody’s perfect; so I’ve acquired a habit of giving people I admire honorary status as one of my relatives. (You…

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