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Our immigrant saint: Saint Mother Theodore Guerin moment

By Sister Ann Casper | January 14, 2015 |

Mother Theodore Guerin came to the United States from France in 1840, an immigrant. Like many immigrants today she did not speak English, she knew very little about the United States and its customs.

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A place for neighbors: Providence Housing Corporation

By Diane Weidenbenner | January 14, 2015 |

Providence Housing Corporation was formed to provide affordable housing for the Congregation’s neighbors in need.

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Providence Family Services: support and welcome for the neighbor

By Amy Miranda | January 14, 2015 |

“Sister Patty gives me strength to go on. Life is hard and we all need each other,” said a counseling client at Providence Family Services in Chicago.

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Sisters companion, advocate for immigrants

By Sister Cathy Campbell | January 14, 2015 |

“I expect that demand for services will increase as President Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration (Nov. 20, 2014) is implemented. I am concerned that exploiters of the situation will take advantage of vulnerable people. I am glad I can still help,” she said.

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Sister Patty talks love, mercy and justice

By Amy Miranda | January 14, 2015 |

“I tell people, if you get to know some of them personally, you might change your mind. If you hear their story …” says Sister Patty Fillenwarth.

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Digging deeper: misconceptions and immigration

By Sister Tracey Horan | January 14, 2015 |

Let’s take a look at a few common myths related to immigration in the United States.
Myth #1: Ancestors of European Americans endured the same process immigrants to the U.S. face today

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Neighbors and nonviolence: a call to reflection

By William Hughes | January 14, 2015 |

What things might make you feel better than someone else? Perhaps you went to school longer. You earn more money. You have better behaved kids. You hold yourself to a higher moral order. These things might bring a sense of pride. Recall people and circumstances in your life that have made good things possible for you. Consider whether those you disdain, look down on, have been surrounded by such blessings?

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Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College: Rooted to aspire higher

By Jason Moon | October 17, 2014 |

“I tell parents we are training students today for jobs that don’t exist,” she said. “We hope we’re not assuming people know what we stand for and what we have accomplished. We’re telling them who we are. You have to be on the front side of innovation and the Sisters of Providence have always been very forward-thinking.

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Toward the future: young sisters look forward

By Diane Weidenbenner | October 17, 2014 |

“The Congregation members support each other through difficult challenges and situations. No one works through the difficulties alone. Through several sisters, I see a passion for mission, ministry, prayer, and community, which is contagious,” Sister Dina said.
Three of our newest Sisters of Providence recently shared their thoughts about the future. Sisters Arrianne Whittaker and Dina Bato are temporarily professed and Sister Joni Luna is a novice in her second year of formation.

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Journals & Letters now an e-book

By Christina Blust | October 17, 2014 |

And now, for the first time, Journals and Letters of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin is available as an e-book too!

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Sister St. Vincent Ferrer Gagé : a founding Sister of Providence

By Rosie Blankenship | October 14, 2014 |

Born at Le Mans, France, June 15, 1800, Sister St. Vincent would have been 40 when the sisters arrived in Indiana, making her older than everyone except Mother Theodore (who was two years older).

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Sister Basilide Sénéchal : a founding Sister of Providence

By Rosie Blankenship | October 14, 2014 |

Described as a “lively, impetuous character,” Sister Basilide likely came from a family of above-average means, as she provided a dowry when she entered the congregation at Ruillé.

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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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