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Sisters to host Coffee with the Mystics

The Sisters of Providence will host Coffee with the Mystics from 10 a.m. to noon, on Sept. 21, and 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on Sept. 24.

Come out to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, and join the Sisters of Providence for two workshops in September entitled Coffee with the Mystics.

The first workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, on Sept. 21, and then repeated on Sept. 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Both will take place in the Providence Hall Large Conference Room.

Join facilitator Sister Cathy Campbell, SP, as she discusses Saint Clare of Assisi and Saint Francis of Assisi, whose writings have universal and permanent value.

“Those attending will learn who these two saints are as unique individuals, and how they came to know each other, influence one another as they evolved in their own spirituality, and attracted companions who helped to found several religious communities of male Franciscans and of holy women who also responded to God’s invitations to live radical lives of poverty and prayer in Northern Italy,” Sister Cathy said.

“I hope people gain an understanding of what it means to be a mystic, as well as insights into how to listen to God speaking to them as they seek their own path in life.”

Sister Cathy added she hopes people in attendance deepen their understanding in regard to strengthening their own union with God.

“I want people to leave aware of and open to the grace of how God is inviting each one to be alive as one with the divine,” Sister Cathy said. “I hope they gain a real sense of Clare and Francis as persons who can companion them on a creation-centered path of spirituality.”

Sister Cathy said the importance of learning more about the two saints and mystics in general is how they can offer a “path to peace.”

“In the world of chaos and distractions in which we live, they do offer that path with the holy that offers peace and a sense of how one can be united with God to create a new reality,” Sister Cathy said.

Cost to attend the workshops is $10. The registration deadline for the first event is Sept. 18, while the second deadline is Sept. 21.

Register online here or by calling 812-535-2952 or emailing jfrost@spsmw.org.

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About the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence, a Congregation of nearly 275 women religious, with more than 200 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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For inquiries or information, contact Jason Moon at jmoon@spsmw.org or 812-535-2810.