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Go out and make a difference

Posted on June 8, 2017 at 5:10 am by

Recently I had an opportunity to welcome the newest interns at White Violet Center of Eco-Justice – Elaine, Rebecca, and Alexis. I was taken aback by their many questions about religious life. “Why did you decide to be a sister?” one asked.  Continue Reading »

SMWC dedicates Sister Jeanne Knoerle sculpture

Posted on June 7, 2017 at 5:30 am by

‘I think she had a distinct ability to always look forward. She was always visionary, ahead of her time.’ Continue reading

Sister Rosemary wants your books

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 4:52 am by

Twice a year Linden Leaf Gifts holds a used book sale and Sister Rosemary has been a key person in the planning and organization. Continue reading

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

Posted on March 24, 2017 at 11:09 am by

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

God’s love takes the form of tender loving care

Posted on February 28, 2017 at 4:23 am by

As a convert, I had grown to cherish Mary despite my initial unfamiliarity with her veneration. But “Providence” in particular was not a vocabulary word I would have associated with Mary. Upon reflection, I believe this is due to my Protestant background. I was only familiar with the Calvinist-influenced understanding of “Providence” as fate, predestination … a rigid notion vastly removed from Mary’s love for all people. Continue reading

Healing difficult relationships through writing

Posted on February 22, 2017 at 4:30 am by

“I’ve used writing to work through difficult situations since I was a child, but had gotten away from this in recent years,” Frost said. “I needed a way to express all of the conflicting thoughts and emotions that go along with caring for someone you love, but who views you as the cause of her unhappiness. I read the description of Liza and Norbert’s workshop and immediately knew it was what I needed.” Continue reading

Grandmother taught me how love always wins

Posted on February 21, 2017 at 4:09 am by

I thought it was a very innocent question when I asked my grandmother how she fell in love with my grandfather. She sat me down and said “first of all I will tell you about your great-grandfather. Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: The Irish Connection

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 5:30 am by

A special Throwback Thursday that was requested Continue reading

Pouring out your heart in prayer

Posted on December 23, 2016 at 4:48 am by

Remember our friend Jonah from the Jewish scriptures? He poured out his heart in prayer, saying, “In my distress I called to my God, and God answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help,  Continue Reading »

Throwback Thursday: In memory of …

Posted on December 8, 2016 at 5:30 am by

Sister Amata Dugan and Sister Michael Ellen Green Continue reading

December 10, Human Rights Day and This Little Light

Posted on December 6, 2016 at 5:30 am by

It seems harder to let my light shine, wondering what difference it makes Continue reading

Celebrate 2016 with the SPs!

Posted on December 2, 2016 at 10:48 am by

View a Christmas video message from General Superior Sister Dawn Tomaszewski, SP, where she expresses the Congregation’s gratitude for the many blessings it has had in 2016. She also assures people of the Congregation’s prayers for peace and non-violence this  Continue Reading »

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