This past weekend, March 11-13, 2022, members of the Providence Community gathered in retreat to reflect on the theme “Images of God.” Thirty Providence Associates, candidate-associates and Sisters of Providence gathered in person at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. They were joined by another 47 who joined them virtually. Sisters of Providence Paula Damiano and Jan Craven, co-directors of Providence Spirituality & Conference Center at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, led the retreat.
Participants reflected on their own images of God and benefited from hearing others’ images of God. It was a weekend of being community, deepening spirituality, reflection and prayer.
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Providence Associates bless each other during a prayer at the retreat.
Providence Associate Chuck Fisher and Providence Associates co-director Sister Sue Paweski, SP, laugh and greet each other as Chuck arrives.
Providence Associates Daniel Torrence and Anne Mosher chat.
Sister Paula Damiano, SP, begins the retreat focused on Images of God.
Providence Associate Diann Neu reads a prayer as Providence Associate and IT staff member Shawn Shamsaie livestreams the event for virtual participants.
Providence Associate Diane Estringel joins from afar, from her home in Texas.
Providence Associate Eileen Horan chats with Associate Jean Smith.
Artwork images created by Sister Joni Luna, SP, adorned the room.
Providence Associate Laura Dudkowski listens as Providence Associate Ann Henderson speaks.
We’ve got some great cooks among the Providence Associates! The snack table abounds.
Providence Associate Tara Lane during a time of personal reflection
Let us pray. From left are Providence Associates Stephen Modde, Mel Marino Wolff, Sheila Donis, Carole Woodfall and Daniel Torrence.
Providence Associates co-director Sister Susan Paweski, SP, welcomes all who have gathered.
Sisters, including Vicar/General Treasurer Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp, SP, front left, and associates visit as they gather for the retreat.
A group of associates and sisters gathered in the Indianapolis area to participate virtually together! From left: Adrienne Bates Brown, candidate-associates Sheila Lauck, Catherine Dearing and Kathy Newport.
Providence Associates Lorrie Scheidler and Sheila Galvin share at their table.
Providence Associate Maria Price smiles and listens to other community members.
Retreat presenter Sister Paula Damiano, SP, makes a point as she speaks.
Providence Associate Mike Rausch enjoys his coffee while reflecting on his own image of God.
Providence Associate Bill Hughes joins the retreat virtually from his home.
Retreat presenter Sister Jan Craven, SP, and Providence Associates co-director Debbie Dillow oversee some logistics of the retreat.
Providence Associate Sheila Donis visits.
Providence Associate Stephen Modde speaks with Providence Associate Gail Jones.