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Reflections for the local Golden Jubilee celebration

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | May 24, 2018 |

Each of you set forth on a path you thought was marked out by Providence.

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Transformed and transferred: reflection for the transfer of vows of Sister My Huong Pham

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | February 28, 2018 |

So, though we celebrate My Huong’s transfer of vows today, her transformation in Providence, I urge all of us to see this occasion as an invitation from God to change ourselves … to allow ourselves, through God’s strength and grace, to be transfigured, to take the opportunity to change what we ought to change but have not.

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Happy Chinese New Year – the Year of the Dog

By Sister Norene Wu | February 16, 2018 |

Chinese New Year 2018 falls on Feb. 16, the first day of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog! The celebration can last for 16 days, starting from the eve of Feb. 16 to the 15th day of the new year. Celebrations Before Chinese New Year’s Eve, house cleaning and food shopping (enough for…

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Sisters of Providence remember Archbishop Emeritus Daniel M. Buechlein

By Sisters of Providence | January 31, 2018 |

Archbishop Emeritus Daniel M. Buechlein’s passing has rekindled many warm memories for the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Beginning in 1992, he served as the fifth archbishop of Indianapolis. He grew up in Jasper, Indiana (where the SPs taught), and became a monk at St. Meinrad Archabbey. Archbishop Buechlein served Indianapolis until Pope Benedict…

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All of life is one holy family (New Year’s, 2018)

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 31, 2017 |

In the Catholic Church world this New Year’s Eve we will celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. This coincidence of the Feast of the Holy Family and New Year’s Eve got me thinking about my notions of family and what constitutes both family and holiness these days. Is there a New Year’s Resolution to…

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Being ‘Home’ for Christmas

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | December 21, 2017 |

It seems to me that that new perspective created a home, a free space, a quiet space, a breathing space

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‘I’ll be home for Christmas:’ A song of hope and of light in the darkness

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 20, 2017 |

This might seem like a strange reflection at a time of the year when we are celebrating a birth, and the operative emotion suggested is JOY

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Providence people: a reflection for Providence Associate rite of first commitment

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | November 18, 2017 |

Let’s abide in being Sisters of Providence and Providence Associates during the coming year and cultivate the union among us by:
So loving our neighbor that we foster community and communion wherever we go.
So showing mercy that we engender hope wherever we go.
So doing justice that our actions and advocacy lead to change and reduce the violence and hatred in our world.
The world does need us for this. And what a sweet and powerful Providence that would be.

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2017 reflection for Foundation Day

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 22, 2017 |

Thanks, in part, to the latest volume of the SP history written by Sister Maureen Abbott, “New Lights from Old Truths,” we have cast new light on a saying of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. During instructions with the novices, Mother Thedore tells them that she doesn’t have new things to say to them, but she…

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2017 Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Feast Day reflection

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 4, 2017 |

Happy Feast! I think Mother Theodore might agree that the best part of her being declared a saint is the opportunity it has given us as her beloved community to come together to pray, to sing, to enjoy each other’s presence, to be in communion with one another, to recommit ourselves to carrying on her…

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Reflections for Back to School Mass

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | August 19, 2017 |

I offer you the companionship of the Sisters of Providence

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Reflection for the reception of Sister Emily TeKolste into the novitiate

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | August 9, 2017 |

What experiences will you welcome to open the eyes of your soul? Will you give the Holy Spirit free access to your mind and your heart so that you will see things in new lights?

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