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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…

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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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A ‘Golden Jubilee’ Reflection

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | June 28, 2017 |

‘Go, wake up the world!’

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Listening, loving, letting go: reflection for profession of vows

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | June 27, 2017 |

“Obedience, chastity, poverty — listening, loving, letting go. These are set before you today in a deeper way. And to return to the scripture for today — God is with you every step of the way.”
Sister Dawn reflects at the vows ceremony for three Sisters of Providence.

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I’ll meet you in the field: the spirituality of coming together

By Amy Miranda | May 17, 2017 |

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is
too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the
phrase each other doesn’t make any sense. — Rumi
Sister Ann Sullivan reflects on the spirituality of coming together across divides.

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Language barriers, smiles and unexpected gifts: Sister Denise Wilkinson reflects from France

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | April 13, 2017 |

I am getting to know each sister by paying attention to her expressions, her voice, her walk, her greeting of others. I notice her desire to communicate with me and her frustration at not knowing English.
Most of all I notice smiles. I didn’t expect smiles as comfort, joy, wordless compassion. Right now that’s what they are for me and I hope for the sisters I encounter.

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Reflections on the 175th Anniversary Celebration of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | March 24, 2017 |

‘Thank you on behalf of all Sisters of Providence and especially those of us who are with you’

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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin: bearing the light still today

By Amy Miranda | January 11, 2017 |

Saint Mother Theodore’s story is still very relevant today. She was an immigrant. She came to a foreign land where she didn’t know the language and where there was a lot of prejudice and bias toward Catholics and toward women. There are just so many parallels to what she faced and what she endured that are still around today. She’s a great model and mentor.

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A Christmas Reflection

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 20, 2016 |

God comes to me like this all the time

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What has happened to us since that first Thanksgiving?

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | November 16, 2016 |

It helped me to return to the original story to remind myself that right relationship is possible

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Being Providence in a world in need: Sister Dawn’s reflection to new Providence Associates

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | November 15, 2016 |

You belong to this community in a special way. And we belong to each other. Together we belong to Providence. Together we are called to be Providence. The world needs us for this. And certainly, in light of all that has happened this week and in the weeks leading up to our national election as well as what may be required of us as a result of this election—our country needs us for this.

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