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Voices to prevent abuse: Sisters Cathy White and Cathy Campbell

By Amy Miranda | July 16, 2014 |

“That child has no voice, and I have a pretty big one,” Sister Cathy White said. “I continue in this ministry because I feel I can have a voice for the voiceless.”

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Outreach through liturgy: Sister Jeremy Gallet

By Jason Moon | July 16, 2014 |

From a very musical family, Sister Jeremy has always been involved with music. She started as a music teacher and eventually moved on to serve as a music minister at several parishes. She plays piano, guitar and has sung in choirs since age 8.

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Steadfast in her calling: Sister Mary Ann DeFazio

By Rosie Blankenship | July 16, 2014 |

“Where else is church? This is where the church is,” she said. Living and building a community with the people,” she said, is “like we are figuring out where we are as God’s people. … We learn faith by living it as much as possible.”

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A companion in the dying and rising of daily life: Sister Jane Iannaccone

By Sister Jane Iannaccone | July 15, 2014 |

Often in my daily encounters, people are experiencing great sorrow and pain. I cannot take their pain away. However, I can be a supportive caring presence. I am willing to stay with them in their pain. I hope that through me they will experience the face of God and this will enable them to put their trust in a loving merciful God. I am mirroring for them and they to me, a God who journeys with us through our pain and suffering.

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The Helping Hands thrift store: making a difference a quarter at a time

By Amy Miranda | May 1, 2014 |

An active group of volunteers act as God’s helping hands providing for the local community in West Terre Haute, Indiana by way of a used clothing store. “I see miracles happen every day here,” says Providence Associate Carole Stokes, a volunteer at The Helping Hands thrift store.

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Sister Kathleen Bernadette Smith: Joyful collaboration in a prophetic mission

By Sister Cathy Campbell | April 20, 2014 |

Sister Kathleen Bernadette Smith has ministered almost 20 years as a pastoral associate at St. Felicitas Parish in Chicago. She collaborates with parish staff, parishioners, local community leaders, archdiocesan and SP-led teams and committees to proclaim the Gospel in a joyful, prophetic way richly textured by her African-American spirituality.

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In it together

By Jason Moon | April 20, 2014 |

“It was perfect,” Karen said. “It was Providence … it was clearly Providence that brought me here. I found my piece of home.”
Both Vicki Layton and Karen Sagraves said the “team” atmosphere while working with the Sisters of Providence is special.

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Sister Kathleen Desautels: Collaborating for justice

By Jason Moon | April 20, 2014 |

For nearly three decades, Sister Kathleen Desautels (formerly Sister Mary Colleen) has been at the forefront of justice.

The rape and murder of four church women in El Salvador in 1980 was also part of her transformation. She spent time in Bolivia and in Nicaragua – witnessing social injustices – before finding her way to 8th Day Center for Justice in Chicago.

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Sisters of Providence collaboration timeline

By Christina Blust | April 20, 2014 |

Humans are creatures who remember. Can you remember fondly a time when you said or did something about which you feel an appropriate level of pride? How about those times that you recall with a tinge of sadness, because you acted in a way you now regret? Might it be possible to remember even those negative times with a sense of joy, because attitudes and opinions you held in the past have changed, you have grown, and now you view things anew and would behave differently? This timeline takes a look at Sisters of Providence and their journeys of collaboration through the years.

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Providence: together as one creation

By Sister Nancy Nolan | April 20, 2014 |

Coming together has the power to change us. We form new relationships, share ideas and resources, make new friends. Along the way we are often called to change our minds and our ways of doing things, writes Sister Nancy Nolan as she reflects on collaboration and Providence spirituality.

How I came to see Providence in this light is a story in collaboration itself.

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Tried and true farming techniques benefit Earth

By Cheryl Casselman | January 15, 2014 |

The best technology for the job isn’t always something from The Jetsons. Sometimes Little House on the Prairie methods still work best.

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Community prayer via Skype™

By Sister Ann Casper | January 15, 2014 |

Sisters Brigid Ann and Eileen Bonner are in Louisville and Sister Mary Morley (formerly Sister David Mary) is in Cincinnati. The time to pray is marked on the computer monitor. They gather “face to face” by way of Skype. You’ll find them there weekdays at 4 p.m. and weekends at 10 a.m.

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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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