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Sisters continue Coffee with the Mystics series

Join the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, online or in person for the second session of our newest Coffee with the Mystics series this October!

The event will be offered online and those who wish to take part online will receive a virtual link upon registering for the event. The workshop will take place from 1-3 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 11. Those planning to attend in person will meet in the Foley Room at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center.

All participants are asked to register one week prior to the date of each session, and there will be a limit of 10 people for in-person sessions due to physical distancing. Wearing of a mask is required.

The second of the four-part series will feature Sister Jan Craven exploring the life of Saint Catherine of Siena.

“I hope people who join us in October learn more about the life of this great mystic as well as the great city of Siena,” Sister Jan said. “I will share some of the least known truths about her life as well as her family life.”

Sister Jan said Saint Catherine, who was canonized a Saint in 1461 and declared the patron saint of Rome in 1866, lived during the Black Death pandemic of the 14th century and was a contemporary of Julian of Norwich, who is also considered a mystic.

“She was one of few women, if any, to be called on by popes as a consultant,” Sister Jan said.

Sister Jan added further study of saints and mystics can only enrich the lives of people.

“To study the life of any great person is a worthy endeavor,” Sister Jan said. “They can inspire us and give us hope.”

The remaining two sessions will take place on Nov. 8, and Dec. 13.

Cost to attend one event in the series is $10, or $35 for the series.

For more information, click here, or call 812-535-2952 or email provctr@spsmw.org.

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About the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence, a Congregation of nearly 250 women religious, with more than 280 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 17 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries may be found at SistersofProvidence.org.

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Jason Moon

Jason Moon serves as media relations manager for the Sisters of Providence. Previously, he spent more than 16 years in the newspaper industry.

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