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Sister Marilyn Baker: living the legacy of Saint Mother Theodore as an international teacher

By Sister Cathy Campbell | September 23, 2021 |

So, with little knowledge of the language or the culture, Sister Marilyn traveled to Taiwan. “I really had to learn how to lean on Providence as I began teaching in both the English and English as a Second Language programs there. During my 20-some years there, however, I had some of my happiest years in ministry.”

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Sisters of Providence ministry founders

By Jason Moon | September 23, 2021 |

any Sisters of Providence have followed in the footsteps of foundress Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and her early companions by establishing and founding ministries to meet the needs of those around them throughout the years. Here is a look at just a few of those ministries:

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Love, mercy, justice: working together to welcome the stranger

By Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp | September 23, 2021 |

ne TeKolste’s reflection on her family’s journey to welcome an asylum family with the same love with which Mother Theodore and her companions were welcomed by the Thralls family more than 180 years ago.

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What is asylum?

By Sister Tracey Horan | September 23, 2021 |

t definition of asylum in the U.S. is based on the 1951 United Nations Convention on the Status of Refugees. It was created when countries came together in the wake of the Holocaust and committed that never again would they return people fleeing persecution to danger.

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Mother Theodore, Providence Associate Kate Childs Graham: writers encouraging goodness

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | September 23, 2021 |

It’s doubtful Mother Theodore wrote so her words would be preserved. She may have written to encourage others to persevere. Providence Associate Kate Childs Graham, speech writer for Vice President Kamala Harris, seems to have that same hope — that her writing will encourage others to persevere in living lives of faith, commitment, candor and compassion.

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The sisters treasure your financial support!

By Diane Weidenbenner | September 23, 2021 |

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods have always treasured our friends who give a donation every month. Now we have created an official program called Providence GEMs (Gives Every Month), to show our appreciation for these faithful givers and to shine a light on monthly giving.

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A legacy of love, prayer and service

By Sister Janet Gilligan | September 23, 2021 |

When today’s Sisters of Providence describe the spirituality of Mother Theodore, they speak of her deep, joyous love of God. Of her warm affection for her sisters. Her abiding trust in Providence. Of her resilience. Her passion for the mission. And her practical piety.

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Newsnotes from the Sisters of Providence fall 2021

By Amy Miranda | September 23, 2021 |

Catch up on news updates from the Sisters of Providence

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Leaning and leading like Saint Mother Theodore

By Maureen Dickinson | September 23, 2021 |

me in the community’s history with a particular responsibility on behalf of our mission has so challenged me to ‘lean on Providence,’ that I know I will never be the same. It has been a grace-filled time for me, during which I have been challenged beyond measure to ‘give the Holy Spirit free access to my mind and heart.’

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100+ year old sisters survive COVID-19

By Amy Miranda | May 3, 2021 |

“She has a strong determination to live and has never let anyone do for her what she can do for herself.”

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Take a deep breath: spiritual direction during pandemic

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | May 3, 2021 |

“Having Sister Marsha sit, listen, pray and offer her gentle guidance brings the matter up into the light. And once the struggle has been shown the light, the resolution begins.”

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Virtual opportunities a silver lining to a pandemic

By Mary Riley | May 3, 2021 |

Virtual programming and livestream are here to stay. This will just be another way we can continue to connect with people and take our mission into the world.

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Here you will find wonderful content from the Sisters of Providence. The articles here all appeared in HOPE magazine. The Sisters of Providence publish HOPE three times a year to share the mission, spirituality and ministries of the Sisters of Providence. Enjoy!

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