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Shouldn’t all sisters wear habits?

By Sister Bernice Kuper | September 26, 2010 |

This article is reprinted from the fall 2010 issue of HOPE. We can guess that some long-time Catholics, feeling great fondness in their hearts for the women religious who have…

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Gratitude – Thanksgiving 2009

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | November 24, 2009 |

It’s a rare thanksgiving season that I don’t hear my grandma’s oft-repeated admonition to us for any breach of good behavior. “Don’t be such an ingrate.” My mother’s corrections were…

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We hear from where we stand – Foundation Day 2009

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | October 22, 2009 |

Happy Foundation Day! There’s a saying, “We see from where we stand.” As I was reflecting on these readings, I started to think it’s as true to say, “We hear…

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How to become a saint – Saint Mother Theodore Guerin’s Feast Day 2009

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | October 5, 2009 |

Many of us here remember the safe landing of US Airways Flight # 1549 into the Hudson River this past January. A total of 155 persons aboard — no lives…

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The new cosmology: an evolving universe

By Sister Jeanne Knoerle | August 27, 2009 |

This article is reprinted from the fall 2009 issue of HOPE. How do you picture God? Pray to God? Understand God? Most of us move from childhood to adulthood thinking…

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Theology: faith seeking connection

By Sisters of Providence | August 27, 2009 |

How do you picture God? Pray to God? Understand God? Throughout the centuries, theologians have tried to help us grasp the idea of God. As our knowledge of the world…

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Missionary spirit of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sister Nancy Nolan | May 5, 2009 |

Just as the little community was settling in, a devastating fire destroyed all of their provisions for the winter ahead. They lost 150 bushels of wheat and 150 bushels of oats, hay and corn shocks to feed the animals. The barn also contained bacon, suet and extra beds. It was once again a time of throwing themselves with complete abandon into the hands of Providence.

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The charism of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sister Maureen Abbott | May 5, 2009 |

When asked to give her impressions of Mother Theodore, Susanna Alvey, who grew up as a neighbor in the then-thriving village of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, responded, “Her success was due more…

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The spirituality of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sister Jeanne Knoerle | May 5, 2009 |

Spirituality, the fundamental, underlying way in which a person relates to God, to other people and to oneself, is not merely an attitude toward God, an acceptable way to worship…

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Principles of non-violence

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | May 3, 2009 |

Paging through the newspaper the other day, I came across an interview with Ambassador Andrew Young, a close associate of Martin Luther King, Jr. The interviewer asked Young many questions…

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O Death, where is your victory? O Death, where is your sting? – Easter 2009

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | May 1, 2009 |

Whenever I stumble upon this passage from 1 Corinthians 15, I have the same knee-jerk reaction: I can go with the victory part; but death does sting. When a loved…

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Our special practices

By Sister Jeanne Knoerle | April 20, 2009 |

The Sisters of Providence have published a book about the fundamental practices that have shaped their lives and the life of the congregation since its beginning in France in 1806…

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