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Listening with the heart: Contemplative conversation

Posted on October 3, 2016 at 11:00 am by

It may help to define “contemplation” as “a long loving look at the real.”
Who doesn’t ponder a problem or give deep thought to a decision, sometimes asking God’s guidance without even realizing it? Continue reading

Quotations from reflections given at General Chapter 2016

Posted on October 3, 2016 at 11:00 am by

“None of us is perfect. We need each other to be more whole. Amazingly God transforms us and enables us to be a people who can experience and share Christ’s mercy within a hurting world.” Sister Jane Iannaccone Continue reading

Schoolmates, sisters and part of a leadership team

Posted on October 3, 2016 at 11:00 am by

Newly elected General Officers Sisters Dawn Tomaszewski, Jenny Howard, Jeanne Hagelskamp and Lisa Stallings all attended Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College at the same time. “Music was probably what drew us together,” Sister Dawn said. Continue reading

Loving, listening and governance

Posted on October 3, 2016 at 11:00 am by

“At our recent General Chapter, we Sisters of Providence spent significant time talking about our expectations of one another as ‘sisters,’ as members of a Congregation who live ‘in community.’
We do not want to lose our presence to each other nor our sense of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods as home,” writes General Superior Sister Dawn Tomaszewski. Continue reading

A sister and doctor: Meet Sister Arrianne Whittaker

Posted on July 15, 2016 at 10:23 am by

‘It was an amazing experience, and indeed, quite a providential one, too.’ Continue reading

Grieving gracefully into a future full of hope

Posted on April 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Saint Mother Theodore once said, “Treat yourself as you treat others, with kindness and indulgence.” I firmly believe that, above all, to comfort oneself or another involves being gentle with oneself or another. It means allowing grief to be a teacher who reminds us that we are wired for resilience. We are meant to find meaning and purpose in life. Continue reading

Forgiveness and mercy

Posted on April 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Forgiveness is a process, and a slow one at that. We cannot rush forgiveness. If we do it becomes insincere. It takes time, patience and mercy and it is never an easy journey to make. Continue reading

Dare to be merciful

Posted on April 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

“You persistently encourage us to build not destroy, … to have mercy towards the one we see as least deserving or the one who has hurt us deeply and to love, love, love and love more.” Sister Denise Wilkinson dares us to look more deeply at mercy in our lives. Continue reading

Feeding neighbors in need

Posted on April 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

“Our clients always speak words of gratitude,” Sister Joseph said of her ministry at Providence Food Pantry in West Terre Haute, Indiana. “That’s really a very uplifting feeling. This is unconditional love. That’s mercy. We see Christ in these people. We try to help in any way we can.” Continue reading

Nurturing to renewed hope and health

Posted on January 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

It’s how much the staff and everyone cares about their patients,” said Lorre, who spent much of last summer in the rehabilitation unit at Providence Health Care at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. “No matter who you are, how sick you are or what your religious beliefs are, they care for you and love you. I felt nothing but love and care the whole time I was here.” Continue reading

Educating toward healing with music

Posted on January 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

“I wanted to find a career where I can get up in the morning and be excited about going to work,” Nate said. Now he is making history as one of the first on-campus male students at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College while he pursues his love for music and healing in the music therapy program. Continue reading

Reconnecting with and sharing the Woods

Posted on January 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

“It had been close to 20 years since we had a sister on staff,” St. Patrick School Principal Amy McClain said. “But we looked at our mission and ministry and then we looked to the Woods. It felt like Providence when Sister Joni applied.” Continue reading

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