The Providence Associate annual meeting brought associates and sisters together from near and far to pray, laugh, learn and form community.
The time started Friday, June 28 with an optional workshop on nonviolence. On Saturday associates learned about SP ministries in Asia from sisters ministering there. They attended the Jubilee Mass and reception and some chose to tour White Violet Center for Eco-Justice or join some of the sisters and others for a peaceful rally at the courthouse in Terre Haute in the evening. Sunday brought Mass, a business meeting and updates, a visit from the SP general council and an end to the fun-filled silent auction. On Sunday night and Monday associates joined the sisters for the first part of their annual meeting.
Time together brought joy, growth and time to pray and connect. It’s great to be a part of this wonderful community! ProvidenceAssociates.org
Sisters of Providence originating from Asia spoke to Providence Associates about the Sisters of Providence mission in Asia on Saturday morning. Here a Providence Associate takes a photo of four of the sisters after the talk. From left, Sisters Delan Ma, Teresa Kang, Anji Fan and Donna Marie Fu.
Leading a lively game of environmental bingo during the meeting of Sisters of Providence and Providence Associates on Monday are Sister Barbara Sheehan and Providence Associate Gene Majewski.
Gong used to gather associates for the meeting by the Asian sisters.
Several associates don beautiful Chinese-style shirts sewed by Providence Associate Tara Lane, back in pink.
Some sisters and associates drove into Terre Haute Saturday evening to join a peaceful protest advocating returning immigrant children to their families. Here Providence Associate Co-director Debbie Dillow raises a sign that says “Sanctuary Everywhere.”
Sister Delan Ma, right, greets Providence Associate Diann Neu.
Providence Associate Donna Watzke (left) catches up with another associate.
Winner! Providence Associate Diana Estringel celebrates winning the fundraising raffle for Providence Associates. Behind her at left are Providence Associates Sara Bennett and Duane Drake who helped organize the auction and raffle.
Providence Associate Ezra Kyle Meadors reads during a reflective time at the joint meeting with the sisters on Monday.
Say cheese, Gary! Posing at the sign-in table are Providence Associates Kaitlyn Willy (with her service dog Gary) and Anne Shupe-Scurry.
Serving up ice cream and laughter at Sunday’s ice cream social with the sisters are from left, Providence Associate Deanna Ruston, Sister Barbara Battista and Providence Associates Pat Bowen and Cathy Allen.
Sisters of Providence General Council liaison to the Providence Associates Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp chats with an associate during the annual meeting.
General Officer Sister Jenny Howard offers an overview of the Sisters of Providence mission in Asia on Saturday morning.
Providence Associate Joan Frisz and Sister Corbin Hannah react to something Joan is sharing.
Listening during table discussion are Providence Associates Joe Horan and Mary Bales.
Sister Joni Luna joins a rally against family separation of immigrants in front of the courthouse on Third Street in Terre Haute on Saturday evening.
Sister Kathleen Desautels leads a workshop on putting faith into action and nonviolence, on Friday afternoon.
Listening during table discussion are from left, Providence Associates Lorraine Kirker, Marilyn Webb and Kim Knoblock.
Providence Associate Jeanie McElwain listens to the sisters and associates at her table on Sunday evening.
Take care of Mother Earth! A “winner” shows off her consolation prize for environmental bingo.
Providence Associate participate in deciding if they deem a situation violent or nonviolent during Friday’s workshop led by Sister Kathleen Desautels. Maureen Baca speaks at the microphone at right.
Participating in the Saturday night rally in Terre Haute are from left, Providence Associates Maria Price, Jude Magers and Jen Drake.
Providence Associates preform song parodies at the ice cream social with the sisters on Saturday. From left, Mel Marino Wolff, Sheila Donis and Diann Neu.
Providence Associate Christine Boyle, self-proclaimed president of the Rod Marino fan club, poses with Rod after his performance for the sisters and associates Sunday evening.
Silent auction organizer Providence Associate Sara Bennett speaks with another associate from the raffle table.
Sisters and associates gather as musicians at the Jubilee Mass on Saturday.
Sisters and associates perform a song parody at the Sunday social. From left, Providence Associates Mel Marino Wolff, Sheila Donis, Jan Surber (back), Sisters Dina Bato, Sue Paweski (back), Terri Grasso, Providence Associate Diann Neu and Sister Mary Montgomery.
Providence Associate Sue Weber figures up ways she can cut down on carbon usage during Monday’s session on creating a Providence climate agreement.
Providence Associates Marsha McCarty (center) and Teresa Clark (left) during a time of reflection and prayer.
One of the annual meeting organizers, Providence Associate Tara Lane, makes an announcement to all gathered on Saturday morning.
Offering a helping hand. Sister Terri Grasso offers healing touch and prayer to Providence Associate Maria Fan at a break in the meeting.
A participant at the Monday meeting signs the Providence Climate Agreement.
Some Providence Associates chose to participate in a tour of White Violet Center for Eco-Justice on Saturday evening. Here they visit up close with the alpacas.
Providence Associate Zenaida Contreras listens to a presentation at the annual meeting.