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Honor your favorite Sister of Providence

By Sisters of Providence | September 25, 2023 |

It’s that time again. Children and teachers are returning to their schools and their classrooms. This time of year brings to mind some of our favorite teachers from our own…

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Risen Christ art unique to the Woods

By Diane Weidenbenner | September 25, 2023 |

A one-of-a-kind sculpture, the risen Christ was designed in 1989 by the late Harry Breen, noted artist/architect/consultant from Champaign, Illinois.

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We are supported with so much love

By Sisters of Providence | September 25, 2023 |

During our yearly Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Evening, we offer a special thanks to all of you, our contributors. We would like to highlight here a few special supporters who were recognized this year.

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Nurturing in the Woods: extending the hand of compassion

By Sister Cathy Campbell | September 25, 2023 |

Sister Su-Hsin enjoys visiting with residents, listening to their stories, praying with them, reading to them and sometimes even doing a little correspondence for them. “I do whatever I can for them. I listen to them, cry with them and laugh with them.”

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Being a Providence Associate has made a difference

By Amy Miranda | September 25, 2023 |

We asked several of our Providence Associates to share how being an associate has made a difference in their lives. Read here as they share how they have been touched by the Community and the Woods.

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For Sister Lucy Lechner, it’s the little things

By Sister Corbin Hannah | September 22, 2023 |

Nature is Sister Lucy Lechner’s peaceful place where she communes with God. She marvels at the little things and enjoys the aliveness, music and dancing of life outdoors at the Woods.

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Blooming in the gardens at the Woods

By Mary Riley | September 22, 2023 |

“Growing vegetables is pretty incredible,” say White Violet Intern Lily Seals. “I get to experience this from start to finish. After we harvest it really makes me proud to realize that I grew this.”

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Touched by the Woods for a lifetime

By Mike Cassell | September 22, 2023 |

I know there’s something about Saint Mary-of-the-Woods that sets it apart from other places — it’s holy ground. It feels like home and it keeps drawing me back.

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St. Anne Shell Chapel needs restoration

By Amy Miranda | September 22, 2023 |

Water damage to the foundation has caused the walls to bow outward. If we do nothing neither the shells nor this historic building will last for future generations to admire.

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St. Anne Shell Chapel: holy ground

By Sister Janet Gilligan | September 22, 2023 |

St. Anne’s Shell Chapel is one of the most well-known structures at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. The unique interior of this tiny building is covered floor to ceiling with shells from the Wabash River.

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Providence Associate and former Sister of Providence Donna Watzke shares about her journey

By Donna Watzke | May 5, 2023 |

I was a Sister of Providence for 33 years. For me, being a Sister of Providence was a transformative experience.

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Weaving alpaca yarn: a productive and beautiful hobby

By Amy Miranda | May 2, 2023 |

Precise, mathematical, purposeful. All words that describe Sister Jean Fuqua, SP — and her art.

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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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