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“Journals and Letters” week 3: at sea in 1840

By Amy Miranda | October 25, 2020 |

I love the many instances where she studies and describes an animal for the reader. She tells of the whale’s massive head, as big as a house. The dark brown color of its back and how it spouts out water apparently by respiration as its jets are so regular.

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First-ever virtual Come and See weekend retreat

By Amy Miranda | October 23, 2020 | Comments Off on First-ever virtual Come and See weekend retreat

Tune in virtually by Zoom to learn what the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods have to offer during Come and See retreat for single, Catholic women ages 18-42, Oct. 23-24, 2020 .

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To Mother Theodore and companions

By Sister Thomas Jeanne Doriot | October 22, 2020 |

You look on us amazed, as women will
at daughters growing generations after
them. We are all this century knows
of any value in your venturing
into a wilderness where Christ was
waiting for you …

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“Journals and Letters” week 2: the voyage begins

By Mary Riley | October 18, 2020 |

The sea journey seems doomed from the moment they boarded. Thieves, seasickness and bad weather with the added addition of not speaking English and being on an “American” ship, all contribute to a wretched start.

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Join us in reading the “Journals and Letters” of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Mary Riley | October 11, 2020 |

To celebrate Mother Theodore’s life and many accomplishments that continue even today, we will be revisiting her own words by reading Journals and Letters over the course of a year. Each week we’ll read several pages and reacquaint ourselves with the woman who started it all. Won’t you join us?

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Sisters of Providence teachers pass on a legacy of caring

By Jason Moon | October 7, 2020 |

At the time, Brian Eckstein was unaware of the impact having Sisters of Providence as teachers would have on him as he got older. But when he and his wife,…

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Butterflies, prayers and poetry: celebrating our sisters ages 90+

By Amy Miranda | September 26, 2020 |

And so, Provident God, bless these women who have done so much, been so much, are so much. Thank you for giving them the strength and the courage to be transformed in your grace.

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Sisters of Providence who have ministered in Taiwan share their stories

By Sister Jenny Howard | September 24, 2020 |

“The grandmother of one of my students, a boy named K-Sing, said to me in Taiwanese one day, ‘I don’t know what it is, but the way you hold my little grandson is different from the other teachers.’ Then she reached out and touched my SP cross, and said: ‘You wear this white cross of your God. I do not know who this God is, but there is a special love in your heart!’”

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Elizabeth Kuo, beloved “Grandma Kuo” of the sisters in Asia

By Sister Janet Gilligan | September 24, 2020 |

In every stage of the sisters’ trials in China, Aunt (or Grandma as she was later called) Kuo was there, walking to the markets every day, sending meals to the sisters in house arrest, sleeping on a cot in the room where the sisters took their meals.

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Embracing technology to further the Sisters of Providence mission

By Sister Cathy Campbell | September 24, 2020 |

It became clear that offering “Come and See” weekends as retreats at Saint Mary-of-the Woods would not work for the time being. So Vocations Director Sister Joni Luna, SP, created “virtual” discernment opportunities.

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Newsnotes Fall 2020

By Sisters of Providence | September 24, 2020 |

Sisters profess perpetual, first vows We are so blessed! Sunday, July 26, was a beautiful day as Sister Corbin Hannah professed perpetual vows as a Sister of Providence and Sister…

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The legacy of Providence lives on in our sisters in Taiwan

By Sister Jenny Howard | September 24, 2020 |

Let me tell you a little about each of our sisters currently ministering in Asia and those who have recently joined us from there.

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