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Sister Evelyn Ovalles reflects on Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and home

By Sisters of Providence | May 1, 2013 |

Sister Evelyn Ovalles, a native of the Philippines, currently ministers as director of the Tribunal and judge for the diocese of Gary, Ind. What does home mean to you? “Home…

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The Practice of Homemaking and Community Shaping

By Sisters of Providence | May 1, 2013 |

(Chapter from “Love, Mercy, Justice: A Book of Practices of the Sisters of Providence.”) Home is a word and an experience as ancient as civilization itself and as rich, meaning-filled,…

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Saint Mary-of-the-Woods: Sacred ground

By Dave Cox | May 1, 2013 |

(reprinted from the Summer 2013 edition of HOPE) They look like old-fashioned pot metal with appropriate signs of age: scrapes, dents and paint blemishes. Those gates at the entrance of…

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Earth as home

By Cheryl Casselman | May 1, 2013 |

(This article was originally published in the Summer 2013 edition of HOPE.) If you spend any amount of time with a Sister of Providence or a group of sisters, you…

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Taiwanese sister journeys home with the Sisters of Providence

By Sister Ann Casper | May 1, 2013 |

(This article reprinted from the Summer 2013 edition of HOPE) Su-Hsin Huang (pronounced Soo-Sheen Wang) came to the United States from Taiwan for the first time in 2003 to explore…

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Ministry of Care: homemaking for healthcare residents

By Sister Ann Casper | May 1, 2013 |

(This article was originally printed in the Summer 2013 edition of HOPE.) Sister Su-Hsin is from a culture that considers their elderly “treasures,” giving them great deference and respect. This…

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At home in the Catholic Church with the SPs

By Amy Miranda | May 1, 2013 |

(This article originally published in the Summer 2013 edition of HOPE) The first time I went to Mass with the Sisters of Providence in the Church of the Immaculate Conception…

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Saint Mary-of-the-Woods: a place of welcome

By Dave Cox | May 1, 2013 |

(Reprinted from the Summer 2013 edition of HOPE) “It’s like experiencing a piece of happiness on Earth because of the beautiful grounds and the peaceful setting in nature. It is…

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Sisters reflect on coming home to the Woods

By Amy Miranda | April 30, 2013 |

(This article was originally printed in the Summer 2013 edition of HOPE.) “To me home is one’s rootedness. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is my rootedness as a Sister of Providence. When I…

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Young sisters today: Vatican II through education

By Rosie Blankenship | January 7, 2013 |

For many Sisters of Providence, “before Vatican II” can refer to nearly everything in their lives. Rules regarding their clothes, acceptable forms of prayer, relationships with family, ministry opportunities, celebration…

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Theological shifts with Second Vatican Council

By Sister Alexa Suelzer | January 7, 2013 |

Vatican II has not answered all questions, but it has provided an agenda for future theological development.

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A scholar’s view of Vatican II

By Amy Miranda | January 7, 2013 |

“I think hope dominates the feeling of depression. I think hope was very high at first. But perhaps it was an unrealistic hope: a failure to recognize that the work of any council takes years and perhaps generations to accomplish,” she said.

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