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The joys of music

By Sharon Boyle | July 17, 2019 |

One morning, I said hello to a Sister of Providence resident, merely as a greeting. As I started to leave, she asked me to stay.

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Sisters preserving memories through memory books

By Katie Harich | May 24, 2019 |

Memory books detail and preserve aspects of a person’s life history with photographs, artifacts and narratives. They facilitate life-affirming interaction, encourage deep reflection and celebrate life events through story-telling and reminiscing. And they are effective in stimulating memories, especially for individuals living with dementia.

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A Sister Prom/Winter Dance!

By Sisters of Providence | February 3, 2019 |

January 31 was an opportunity for sisters’ night out! Destination: O’Shaughnessy Dining Room. Event: Sister Prom! The event was the brainchild of Ashley Fern, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College student, and some of her classmates, who invited the Sisters of Providence to mingle with the students on the dance floor. More than 30 sisters showed up, not…

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Saint connects sisters across the ocean

By Amy Miranda | January 10, 2019 |

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin is at the root of a special connection that still exists between the original Sisters of Providence in France and the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Spend Sundays at the Woods!

By Jason Moon | August 20, 2018 |

Plan to take part in the programs, tours or workshops that will focus on a different aspect of life at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

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I Am — photo prayer

By Sister Joni Luna | May 25, 2018 |

I Am   One small seed, made up of many parts …

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Elegance on display: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods added to National Register of Historic Places

By Jason Moon | January 19, 2018 |

“I thought, ‘it looks like a little piece of Europe was plunked down in the backwoods of Indiana.'”

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Thin times and profound connection

By Sheila Galvin | July 8, 2017 |

I don’t know that I have profound ideas about “thin times” as much as I have great curiosity and now new terminology to describe moments when it seems the veil is most sheer between the living and those who have passed. Between two hearts who hear each other’s song. For those times when the divine shines through the eyes of those in our midst and pierces the heart.

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Singing for the sisters

By Sheila Donis | May 21, 2017 |

The most touching duet was that of Rod and Sister Terese Marie Havlik, Rod’s 8th grade teacher, whom he hadn’t seen in almost 49 years. Sister Terese Marie knew every word, sang and moved gently to the music.

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Educating toward healing with music

By William Hughes | January 13, 2016 |

“I wanted to find a career where I can get up in the morning and be excited about going to work,” Nate said. Now he is making history as one of the first on-campus male students at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College while he pursues his love for music and healing in the music therapy program.

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Music lessons with Sister Regina Marie

By Cheryl Casselman | October 15, 2015 |

As a new Sister of Providence, Sister Joni saw how important music was to her sisters. She wanted to make sure she honored the rich history of music that dates back to Saint Mother Theodore’s time.

“I wanted to be able to join in the traditional songs and capture the passion the sisters have when they sing.”

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To God through music: it’s a FESTivity!

By Jane Fischer | September 1, 2015 |

Providence Associate, Jane Fischer, highlights an exciting activity to happen at the FEST!

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