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Care of Earth: an ascetical practice for our times?

By Sister Bernice Kuper | September 26, 2008 |

This article is reprinted from the fall 2008 issue of HOPE. The dictionary tells us that our English word asceticism is derived from an ancient Greek noun meaning “an exercise, a practice or a training program which is entered into with the purpose of arriving at a goal worth striving for.” Originally the word applied…

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Still rooted in Christ’s love

By Sister Jeanne Knoerle | May 26, 2008 |

This article is reprinted from the summer 2008 issue of HOPE. “I am concerned about who the Sisters of Providence are today. They don’t wear a habit. Most of them don’t teach in schools anymore. They are against the death penalty. They speak out on things that I think have nothing to do with religion.…

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Living a fruitful vowed life

By Sister Bernice Kuper | September 26, 2007 |

This article is reprinted from the fall 2007 issue of HOPE. Almighty and eternal God, wishing to consecrate myself to your service, under the special protection of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, of my full and deliberate will, I, Sister N.N., take the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience according to the Constitutions approved by the…

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Love, mercy, justice – In the footsteps of our foundress

By Sister Bernice Kuper | September 26, 2006 |

This article is reprinted from the fall 2006 issue of HOPE. As we prepare to celebrate the canonization of Blessed Mother Theodore Guerin Oct.15, the Sisters of Providence prayerfully ponder what it means today to walk faithfully in her footsteps. The world, our nation, the forest we have come to call “The Woods” are so…

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A remarkable woman

By Sisters of Providence | May 26, 2006 |

This article is reprinted from the summer 2006 issue of HOPE. Editor’s note: Dr. Andrea Ambrosi, postulator for the Cause for Sainthood of Blessed Mother Theodore Guerin, requested four articles about Blessed Mother Theodore for publication in the official newspaper of the Vatican, L’Osservatore Romano. Three articles address Mother Theodore’s charism, spirituality and missionary spirit.…

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