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Monday and Tuesday, July 16 and 17, 2012, were definitely hot days at the Woods, but it was nice and cool in the Activity Room in Providence Hall where many Sisters of Providence gathered to make a variety of colorful and artistic cards and bookmarks under the guidance of Providence Associate Sheila Donis.
Sheila, who hails from Jasonville, Ind., is an extremely creative person and decided to share her talents and lots of her equipment and resources to help the sisters create a variety of cards. Sheila was assisted by the very helpful Melissa Pasko, a Providence Associate from Terre Haute, Ind. Sheila hit upon a great idea because the Activity Room was kept abuzz with sisters both days except during Mass and lunch!
Many of the cards that the sisters created included hand-written notes that will be sent to residents residing in Georgetown, Ind., as part of the Providence Self Sufficiency Ministry Inc., a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Providence.
Below are a few images of the day.
Sister Rosalie Marie Weller (center) gets a spot at a table to start creating a card on July 17, 2012. To her right is Sheila Donis, PA, and Sister Marilyn Therese Lipps. To her left is Virginia Cook, activity assistant, and Sisters Mary Lou Ruck and Donna Butler.
Providence Associate Melissa Pasko (right) provides a little assistance to Sister Rosalie Marie Weller on July 17, 2012.
Sister Mary Lou Ruck applies a little glue to her card that she created July 17, 2012.
Sister Mary Catherine Keene (left) and Providence Associate Melissa Pasko concentrate on creating a card July 17, 2012.
Sheila Donis, PA, (right) assists Sister Joan Matthews with embossing a card on July 17, 2012.
Sister Helen Dolores Losleben takes a break from her part in the creation of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin relic cards on July 17, 2012, in the Activity Room of Providence Hall.
Sister Donna Butler proudly shows two of the cards she created July 16, 2012.
Small acorns grace this embossed card created by a sister with the assistance of Sheila Donis, PA, July 16 and 17, 2012.
A table full of cards awaits some lucky recipients after several sisters created them with the assistance of Sheila Donis, PA, July 16 and 17, 2012.
A butterfly graces the cover of this card that was created by a sister. Cards and bookmarks were created by sisters with the assistance of Providence Associate Sheila Donis July 16 and 17, 2012.
From left, Sisters Mary Lou Ruck, Marilyn Therese Lipps and Rosalie Marie Weller work on their cards on July 17, 2012.