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