Providence Associates of the Sisters of Providence gathered from near and far to come home to the Woods for their annual meeting June 28-July 1, 2019. From times for service, mini-retreats, business meetings, socials, a dementia workshop and more, there was plenty Providence Associates could choose from, to partake in during the weekend. And of course, there was plenty of time for prayer, discussion, catching up with old friends and making new ones. Enjoy these photos of the sisters and associates enjoying their time together at the Woods. Want to join the Providence community as a Providence Associate? Learn more here!
Providence Associate Co-Director Debbie Dillow, left, jokes around with Sisters Tracey Horan, Emily TeKolste and others during a social time.
Providence Associate Diane Weidenbenner listens to Sister Emily Walsh at her table during Monday’s Climate Change talk at the sisters’ annual meeting when associates were invited to join the sisters.
Providence Associates volunteered at the drumming circle on Friday morning
Sisters and associates are welcomed home to the Woods with signs at Providence Hall and around the grounds.
Providence Associate Ezra Meadors talks with the sisters at his table during the Monday meeting with the sisters.
Sister Mary Ann Fox chats with Providence Associate Father Dan Hopcus during a break in Monday’s meeting.
Providence Associate couple Eileen and Joe Horan hold hands while walking down the hall to the Saturday social.
Sister Anji Fan and Providence Associate Jane Fischer speak at their table during Monday’s SP meeting with associates.
Providence Associates Jeannie Smith, Connie Schnapf and others listen during the PA annual meeting on Saturday.
Providence Associate Jean Smith takes notes during the associate meeting on Saturday.
Providence Associate Jude Magers presents a dementia training workshop on Friday afternoon.
Sister Ann Stephen Stouffer, center, laughs during a drumming circle with Providence Associate Marilyn Rausch joining her at left and volunteer Stacy Pierce at right.
Providence Associate Karen Goehl speaks with a sister during Monday’s meeting.
Providence Associate and liturgy staff member Karen Sagraves plays the piano during a prayer time at Monday’s meeting with sisters and associates.
Providence Associate Marilyn Webb laughs with some sisters during Monday’s meeting.
Providence Associate candidate Kay Hassan joins table conversation during Saturday’s meeting.
Providence Associate Kim Knoblock during a prayer moment at Monday’s annual meeting with the sisters.
Providence Associate Ann Henderson during a reflective moment at Saturday’s meeting.
From left, Providence Associates Pearlette Springer, Marilyn Rausch and Lynda Parker share a big laugh.
Sister Mary Lou Dolan leads a mini-retreat, “The Wonder of Creation” on Saturday morning.
Sisters and associates join in table conversation during Monday’s joint meetings.
Providence Associate Monica Hayden volunteers stuffing folders Friday morning.
Sister Kate Smith speaks with a Providence Associate during the Saturday evening social.
Sisters and Providence Associates engage in a music therapy workshop Sunday evening.
Sister Dawn Tomaszewski takes a photo of Sister Nancy Nolan with her Providence Associate companion Mel Marino Wolff and her baby grandson.
Providence Associates Margaret Stewart and Teresa Clark listening during table conversation on Saturday.
Providence Associates Laura Dudkowski, left and Linda McMahon learn ways to share about the Sisters of Providence and Providence Associates on social media from Diane Weidenbenner, director of marketing and communications for the Congregation, on the Friday morning volunteer session.
From left, Sister Grace Marie Meehan, Providence Associate Betty Sloan and Sister Josephine Bryan catch up and enjoy one another’s company.
Providence Associate Anne Mosher speaks with others at her table on Saturday.
Sister Paula Modaff catches up with a Providence Associate.
Providence Associate Rita Edwards speaks with a sister at her table
Sister Ruth Ellen Doane and Providence Associate Linda McMahon chat during a social time.
General Superior Sister Dawn Tomaszewski speaks to the Providence Associates during Saturday’s meeting.
Providence Associates and sisters make bids on silent auction items.
Sister Nancy Nolan with Providence Associates Ezra Meadors and Tara Lane.
Enjoying the sister/associate social on Saturday. From left: Sisters Martha Rojo, Dina Bato, General Officer Jenny Howard, Providence Associate Candidate Jane Moss and Sister Marsha Speth.
Providence Associate Co-Director Sister Susan Paweski makes a presentation on Saturday.
Providence Associates and sisters enjoying table conversation at Saturdays meeting. From left, Providence Associates Teresa Clark, Marilyn Webb, Sister Terri Grasso and Providence Associate Diann Neu.
Sisters and associates enjoy table discussion during Monday’s meeting.
Intense table conversation. From left, Sister Deborah Campbell, Providence Associate Kim Knoblock and Sister Teresa Costello.
Sister Terri Grasso volunteers in the White Violet Center gardens during the Providence Associate volunteer times Friday morning.
Sisters and Associates social time can be family time for the Horans. Sister Tracey Horan and her dad, Providence Associate Joe Horan.
Providence Associate Ursula Penrose listens at her table.