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Sundays at the Woods: Feasting on Forgiveness

Join the Sisters of Providence from 1:30-3:30 p.m., on Sunday, March 1, for Sundays at the Woods: Feasting on Forgiveness.

The retreat experience will take place in the Foley Room at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center.

Come out to the Woods and explore forgiveness with facilitator Sister Connie Kramer. You will experience a sacred space and be given time to reflect on forgiveness, a gift from God to all people.

“I believe that forgiveness is a gift from God, to us, for us and through us,” Sister Connie said. “It is difficult to forgive because forgiveness requires that we choose to let go of a different or a better yesterday and not stay stuck in the past.”

Sister Connie added that the art of forgiving is a “life-long process.”

“It does not change the past, but it sure can change the future,” she said. “And it is only through suffering that a person learns the necessity of forgiveness which is a possibility because we are good people who sin and not sinful people.

“The process of forgiveness involves letting go, willingness and opening the heart. It is important to learn the art of forgiveness because as Pope Francis has said, it is ‘the yardstick we use for understanding and forgiving others will measure the forgiveness we receive.’”

There is no cost to attend, but freewill donations will be accepted.

For more information, click here, call 812-535-2952 or email jfrost@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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For inquiries or information, contact Jason Moon at jmoon@spsmw.org or 812-535-2810.