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By Casey Kellum | May 3, 2021 |

Catch up on news from the Sisters of Providence, from COVID-19 to Earth Day to a new alumni association.

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My Indiana! Meet our new director of Mission Advancement

By Maureen Dickinson | May 3, 2021 |

Experiencing the Woods in person the first time assured us we made the right decision. We were called here for God’s purpose, to the right place, at the right time. I imagine Saint Mother Theodore Guerin felt that way too.

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Face-to-face with a pandemic: Sister Arrianne Whittaker

By Jason Moon | May 3, 2021 |

“I am so grateful that I am in the ministry I am in because I have been able to work and feel like I’m contributing to our resolution to fight this disease.”

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100+ year old sisters survive COVID-19

By Amy Miranda | May 3, 2021 |

“She has a strong determination to live and has never let anyone do for her what she can do for herself.”

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Take a deep breath: spiritual direction during pandemic

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | May 3, 2021 |

“Having Sister Marsha sit, listen, pray and offer her gentle guidance brings the matter up into the light. And once the struggle has been shown the light, the resolution begins.”

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Sisters of Providence struggles and wisdom amidst pandemic

By Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp | May 3, 2021 |

For many sisters, extended time in prayer has been both a coping mechanism and a time of real growth for them during the pandemic. Sister Joni Luna put it this way: “I find that if I fill my cup a few times a day by entering into this God space, it helps get me through the chaos and unpredictable events of my day.”

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Cancer group honors Sister Mary Ryan

By Jason Moon | April 28, 2021 |

There were others in the group ‘who had walked in my shoes.’

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Parish and senior ministry during a pandemic

By Sister Carole Kimes | April 21, 2021 |

The meals have proven to be a Eucharistic action. One recipient hadn’t had home cooked meals in years. Wheelchair bound and unable to use a stove or oven safely limited his cooking, so his meals had largely consisted of microwavable frozen meals. Now he gets a home-cooked meal twice a month and gets to visit with the parishioner who delivers it.

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Getting hyped up for Scrabble!

By Jason Moon | April 13, 2021 |

“I believe it’s like riding a bike. We’ll get right back into it with no trouble at all. And I can’t wait!”

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My journey with Providence

By Cathy Lamperski Dearing | April 8, 2021 |

After my second visit to the Woods, she asked me, “Do you know anything about Providence Associates?” I was not familiar with an associate relationship with the Sisters of Providence. She invited me to consider becoming one. She provided me with information and brochures. Mostly, she provided me with encouragement and this excitement and enthusiasm about her community and its mission.

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Thank you for a joy-filled week

By Sister Ann Casper | March 16, 2021 |

Your response of more than 175 messages certainly went far beyond our expectations and indeed brightened many a day!

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When God plants a seed

By Cristal Sosa | March 15, 2021 |

It wasn’t until late 2018 when something shifted for me. The thought of being a religious sister changed from unthinkable to an invitation worth considering.

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