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Sister Ann Casper: holding nothing back in her service

By Mary Riley | June 15, 2020 |

But when people point out she is still doing too much, she often responds with the wise words of her friend, Sister Jeanne Knoerle, “What are we saving ourselves for?”

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2017-18 Annual Report

By Sisters of Providence | March 3, 2020 |

“The facts and figures contained in the Annual Report witness once again to the reality that the Providence of God manifests itself in the financial generosity as well as in the service of so many friends.” Read more of Sister Dawn’s message to our generous supporters and annual report from 2017-18.

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Providence Community Cemetery blessed

By Sister Ann Casper | January 13, 2020 |

In the summer issue of HOPE magazine, we Sisters of Providence laid out our plans for our newest outreach ministry: the creation of Providence Community Cemetery. Here we will receive…

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Newsnotes: the latest from the Sisters of Providence

By Sisters of Providence | January 13, 2020 |

100 years in Asia, Sister Mary Jo honored and more. Catch up on the latest news and updates from the Sisters of Providence.

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A journey to wider acceptance and love: Sister Tracey Horan and immigration

By Sister Tracey Horan | January 13, 2020 |

Like most stereotypes, my beliefs about immigrants most likely came from a combination of sources: messages I heard from the news, friends, and media that convinced me that immigrants were an inherent threat to my well-being.

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Immigration injustice: what can I do?

By Sister Cathy Campbell | January 13, 2020 |

Even a brief scan of daily headlines describing how immigrants are being treated at the Southern borders of the U.S. can cause a person of faith to cringe and cry out: “What can I do?”

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A lifetime of meeting needs around the world and in our own backyard: Sister Patty Fillenwarth

By Sister Janet Gilligan | January 13, 2020 |

She heard their stories of abuse, of problems with their children, of anxiety about their immigration status. Many of them needed professional counseling, but this was almost impossible for poor families who had no insurance and were struggling with English. Sister Patty came to see that her greatest missionary opportunity now was not in Africa, Peru or Taiwan, but in her own backyard.

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From fear to tranquility: Sister Dorothy Rasche and prison ministry

By Jason Moon | January 13, 2020 |

“Who wants to go in a prison?” Sister Dorothy lamented. “We were scared. We were afraid.”
After a brief pause, Sister Dorothy said, “It was ignorance and fear that made us scared.” Sister Dorothy tells of more than 40 years of prison ministry.

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From farming to teaching to counseling to care of Earth: Sister Ann Sullivan’s story

By Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp | January 13, 2020 |

The issues of land, air and water degradation weighed heavily on her, especially the effects that were becoming more problematic on our own Sisters of Providence land.

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Sisters of Providence respond to compelling need for health care

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | January 13, 2020 |

The willingness of the Providence Health Care staff to forgo the efficiency of a set schedule in favor of a more spontaneous model of care speaks volumes for their commitment to recognizing and respecting the dignity and individuality of persons in their care.

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Providence Associates: addressing the needs in our backyards

By Amy Miranda | January 13, 2020 |

We asked Providence Associates from around the country to tell us about an issue in “their own backyard” that they are passionate about. Here several Providence Associates share about a need and how they are responding.

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What would you like from the Sisters of Providence?

By Harve Schlachter | January 13, 2020 |

Following the footsteps of our foundress Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, whose eye was always on the mission, the Sisters of Providence seek to focus their eyes and hearts on the…

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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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