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2017 Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Feast Day reflection

Posted on October 4, 2017 at 5:05 am by

Happy Feast! I think Mother Theodore might agree that the best part of her being declared a saint is the opportunity it has given us as her beloved community to come together to pray, to sing, to enjoy each other’s  Continue Reading »

Sisters invite all to take part in St. Anne Procession

Posted on July 23, 2017 at 5:30 am by

‘Mother Theodore had a great devotion to Saint Anne’ Continue reading

What did you do today?

Posted on July 14, 2017 at 5:05 am by

Dear friends: “What did you do today?”  The next time you are asked this question, share that you helped provide a place of spiritual direction, healing and hope for more than 15,000 visitors, program participants, and pilgrims. Tell them you  Continue Reading »

Fresh eyes on Sisters of Providence Annual Meeting

Posted on July 7, 2017 at 4:49 am by

Though specific forms have varied throughout the history of the Sisters of Providence, the annual coming together of all sisters has been an important tradition for the community. Last week, I got to participate in my first annual meeting. Continue reading

Singing for the sisters

Posted on May 21, 2017 at 3:38 am by

The most touching duet was that of Rod and Sister Terese Marie Havlik, Rod’s 8th grade teacher, whom he hadn’t seen in almost 49 years. Sister Terese Marie knew every word, sang and moved gently to the music. Continue reading

The wonder of baking

Posted on February 7, 2017 at 5:30 am by

‘You don’t turn the oven on to bake and stand around and watch it heat up’ Continue reading

Sister Marceline looks back on the richness of 84 years as a woman religious

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 4:34 am by

I am mostly pre-Vatican II but I was excited to enter the modern world. I didn’t sit back. I was open to the evolving religious life and because of openness I was able to do many new things. Continue reading

The Death of a Dear Friend

Posted on November 7, 2016 at 5:30 am by

I remember her enthusiasm for the Holy Spirit Continue reading

Video: God’s call is finding a place where we can thrive and be our fullest selves

Posted on October 30, 2016 at 4:24 am by

“When we talk about vocation, when we talk about a call, it’s not that God is asking us to fit into some box that doesn’t fit us. It’s about finding a place where we can really thrive and be our fullest selves.” Continue reading

Strength from being ordinary this Foundation Day

Posted on October 22, 2016 at 4:25 am by

What matters is what is in our hearts and souls. It’s the warmth, respect and love that we have for others — that same love and respect Saint Mother Theodore modeled to all with whom she came in contact. It was her ordinary, her natural response that came from deep within her heart. It was a response borne of deep prayer and of complete trust in her Provident God. Continue reading

Benny brings smiles to residents of Providence Health Care

Posted on July 20, 2016 at 4:25 am by

Benny (aka Benny the dog) with the assistance of his very human companion, Providence Associate Judy Collins, makes regular visits to Providence Health Care. His mission is simple. Make them smile. Continue reading

Life lessons from the Sisters of Providence

Posted on July 12, 2016 at 4:35 am by

There was one constant during all those years — Sister Rita. I never lost touch with her and even managed to see her throughout the years. At a minimum, we would talk on the phone and catch up on each other’s lives. Every time I got off the phone with Sister Rita or visited with her, it would bring me back to Providence and those lessons learned at the Woods. Continue reading

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