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A reflection for Easter

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | March 23, 2016 |

‘Staying positive. Pray for me.’

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Reflection for Lent

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | February 10, 2016 |

I wish you well in celebrating Lent in whatever way makes sense to you as a child of a loving God.

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Transformed by these Woods

By Sister Lisa Stallings | January 15, 2016 |

“I don’t know what it is — there’s just something about the Woods.”
These are familiar sentiments for people who have lived or worked at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Most of us have heard these things. And most of us have said them ourselves. Sister Lisa Stallings reflects on the transforming power of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Christmas Reflection 2015

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | December 15, 2015 |

Then I came upon a news story titled “Good Samaritan Rescues Mom at Airport.” This news story led me to the movie It’s A Wonderful Life featuring the angel Clarence Odbody. Those of us old enough to remember this film gained valuable life lessons by watching George Bailey struggling with doubt because of his lack of success in life.

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2015 Senior Jubilee Reflection

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | December 9, 2015 |

Twenty-One Sisters Celebrated Senior Jubilees Tuesday, Dec. 8

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By Sister Denise Wilkinson | December 3, 2015 |

The Sisters of Providence and our Providence Associates have a natural affinity for The Holy Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis. This Holy Year begins December 8, 2015 and…

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Thanksgiving Reflection

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | November 19, 2015 |

If you Google “thanksgiving day” as I did, be prepared for a wide variety of articles, Wikipedia entries and “further references.”

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On spirituality and aging

By Sister Ann Casper | October 15, 2015 |

Our spirituality is about living our experience of God. We do not “change” spirituality and put on a different one for aging, a different one for work. We don’t change spirituality like we change clothing. Living our experience of God is influenced by each of our temperaments. By our social, financial, educational, denominational and cultural context. And that experience of God, that spirituality, affects our daily living.

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Pentecost 2015

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | May 22, 2015 |

I’m often asked to write a blog for feast days or holy seasons — Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Easter; and I’m okay with those. However, I’ve been asked a few times…

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Cherishing creation

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | April 18, 2015 |

“Our promise in this time is to be God’s loving care for all creation, to be one of the ways God sustains life. We desire to live in right relationship with our Earth and with all that dwells on Earth.”

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Spring anthems of Alleluia: Easter 2015

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | April 1, 2015 |

How wonderful to be reassured — once again this Easter — that Jesus has been raised, has disappeared from the tomb AND with me/us still.

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Palm Sunday

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | March 26, 2015 |

My question to Jean Brown, our administrative assistant: “If you had to write a reflection on Palm Sunday, what would you write?” Her instant response: “I’d start with the palms.”…

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