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What have we to do in order to become saints?

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | October 3, 2011 |

Happy Feast! It’s good to be here with the usual suspects — SPs, Providence Associates, SP and PHC staff, colleagues and alumnae from SMWC, our close neighbors from the Village…

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Spirituality of Acceptance: Accepting Diminishment, Illness and Loss

By Sister Jan Craven | September 26, 2011 |

This article is reprinted from the fall 2011 issue of HOPE. “You just get up and go and keep living. … It’s the best thing to do!” “There’s only one…

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The 2011 installation of the General Officers

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | September 10, 2011 |

When the General Councilors and I planned this liturgy, we quickly chose as its theme the Mother Theodore quotation that appears on the cover of your worship aid: “Perfect abandonment…

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Prayer in troubled times

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | September 8, 2011 |

Some days ago I received a request from a local newspaper reporter who was preparing an article about the 10th anniversary of the catastrophic events here in the U.S. on…

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General Chapter 2011

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | August 9, 2011 |

Our General Chapter ended just about four weeks ago. The past weeks have given me the opportunity to reflect on the experience and outcomes of our time together and what…

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Father’s Day 2011

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | June 14, 2011 |

Working out in my garden yesterday, I inadvertently witnessed/eavesdropped on a lovely father-child series of moments – aka father-love-in-action. A van pulled up at the fountain standing at the end…

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Easter 2011

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | April 20, 2011 |

As we enter the final week of Lent, the deep, deep purple of Lenten liturgical environments gives way first to the blazing red of Passion Sunday and Passion week, then…

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The annual exercise of Lent

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | March 8, 2011 |

Good old Lent! Here you are again — staring me in the face … daring me to find something good about the experience — in spite of my many years…

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Valentine’s Day 2011

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | February 14, 2011 |

My cousin’s son and his wife have a son, Jack Alfred. (At family gatherings, use of his middle name is required to distinguish him from his cousin Jack Louis.) In…

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Be merry: Christmas reflection 2010

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | December 21, 2010 |

I have a fondness for the word “merry.” For years, my Christmas card complementary closing has been “Be merry!” What am I encouraging with this sign-off? “Merry” is defined as:…

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The Days of Our Waiting – Advent 2010

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | November 30, 2010 |

I find myself very taken with these ideas taken from Judy Cannato’s lovely book Field of Compassion: One way to speak of the Christian story is to say that God…

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Saying thank you: Thanksgiving 2010

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | November 24, 2010 |

How many times have we witnessed (or participated in) this scenario? An adult hands something to a small child and a parent says to the little one, “What do you…

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