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The surprising life of Sister Paula Damiano

By Sister Janet Gilligan | January 12, 2023 |

A favorite quote of Sister Paula’s is from the Persian poet Hafiz: “True art makes the divine silence in the soul break into applause.”

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Donors, you bless us beyond words!

By Diane Weidenbenner | January 12, 2023 |

Your generosity abounded! We raised a total of $30,772 from 110 gifts. We had first-time gifts from 13 people, including seven brand-new friends to the Congregation.

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Oral history: The little things with Sister Lois Ann Stoiber

By Debbie Griffey | December 20, 2022 |

“What delights this Sister of Providence after being a member of this order for 76 years? “The little things. I can find great joy in little things,” says Sister Lois Ann Stoiber.

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Sisters to host mini-retreat on religious life

By Jason Moon | December 15, 2022 |

‘Wherever they are in their faith journey, I believe these mini-retreats can help anyone who is discerning that next step in life.’

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A Christmas message from General Superior Sister Dawn Tomaszewski

By Sisters of Providence | December 13, 2022 |

‘On behalf of all Sisters of Providence, Merry Christmas to you and to all those you love …’

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2022 Senior Jubilee Celebration

By Jason Moon | December 9, 2022 |

The Sisters of Providence celebrated the 11 2022 Senior Jubilarians with a special Mass and more on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Here are some photos from the celebration.

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A Reflection for the 2022 Senior Jubilee

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 8, 2022 |

‘… let us not be afraid to explore what new tunes might be awaiting our YES.’

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Sisters of Providence celebrate Senior Jubilees

By Jason Moon | December 8, 2022 |

Eleven Sisters of Providence celebrated Senior Jubilees this year

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What brought you here?

By Amy Miranda | November 20, 2022 |

We are so excited to have these Providence Associate candidate seekers on the journey with us! But what is it that brought them here? At the orientation we asked them.

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On healing touch and the wall at the border

By Sister Mary Montgomery | November 9, 2022 |

During the walk we also encountered the memorial site of a teenager, José Antonio Elena Rodriguez, who had been shot 13 times at the wall by a U.S. Border Patrol Agent. His death occurred 10 years ago. The memorial for his anniversary of death took place a few days before I arrived.

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Education, advocacy and service with immigrants part of sister’s border experience

By Sister Mary Montgomery | November 6, 2022 |

My first week of a month-long immersion experience for Catholic Sisters in Nogales Sonora, Mexico — my eyes and heart have been drawn to the people and the artistry around the center. I see depictions of joy, community, compassion, hospitality, generosity, service, justice, education and team work.

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Oral history: the adventures and challenges of Sister Dorothy Ellen Wolsiffer, SP

By Debbie Griffey | November 5, 2022 |

“When I look back over the years of the variety of ministries, I see them as challenging but adventuresome. My last ministry of being a pastoral associate was involved with serving older adults: food pantry, ministry of care and visiting the sick, communion services, etc. These were all things I enjoyed tremendously. God’s love throughout the years has sparked my life and made it more interesting. Life flows like a river: smooth, bumps, twirls, spinning on rocks and falling.”

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