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The indelible mark of Providence: Interview with Barbara Ringenberger

By Diane Weidenbenner | September 24, 2020 |

Barbara supports the mission and ministries of the Sisters of Providence because they had such a wonderful impact on her life. “The sisters worked diligently to provide my brother and me with an education, both spiritual and academic, that throughout our lives has opened doors as we progressed through our lives,” said Barbara.

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Sister educators reminisce about Sisters of Providence Schools

By Sisters of Providence | September 17, 2020 |

“I hope they carried away the conviction that creating a community and working for the good of all people is possible and desired.”

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Chicago Fire star sends birthday wishes to daughter of legendary Chicago firefighter

By Sisters of Providence | August 24, 2020 |

During these unprecedented, challenging times, Estelle especially appreciated the time Kinney took to wish her well and acknowledge her military service

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Being love, mercy and justice in parish ministry

By Sister Carole Kimes | June 24, 2020 |

Often it is an opportunity for the individual to recognize God in the midst of embracing their own light and darkness.

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HOPE summer 2020 — The circle of giving

By Amy Miranda | June 15, 2020 |

In this issue of HOPE magazine we focus on some of our “treasures of the Woods,” or elder Sisters of Providence, and the meaningful lives of service they have offered.

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2018-19 Annual Report

By Sisters of Providence | June 15, 2020 |

Your kindness and generosity to us have that same kind of monumental impact. My awareness of that profound inter-connectedness of all of us has deepened even more as I have…

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Side by side: our time of need is now

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | June 15, 2020 |

No matter the challenge, you help us solve it. No matter the project, you respond with love and generosity.

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Sister Barbara Doherty: A Sister of Providence icon living with dementia

By Amy Miranda | June 15, 2020 |

So many people hold so many great memories of Sister Barbara. Yet for Sister Barbara memory is the challenge. In 2010 Sister Barbara was diagnosed with dementia of the Alzheimer’s and vascular types.

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Sister Eileen Rose Bonner: A spiritual and emotional support to neighbors

By Sister Janet Gilligan | June 15, 2020 |

Now she spends her retirement years preparing food for shut-ins, working with the parish bereavement committee and tutoring students in English as a second language.

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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin moment: Funding God’s mission

By Amy Miranda | June 15, 2020 |

Catholic sisters are funded by the Catholic Church, right? Actually, no; although many Catholics and non-Catholics alike hold this misconception.

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Sister Kathleen Dede: Reaching out in love right where you are

By Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp | June 15, 2020 |

Yes, our sisters minister wherever they are, long after they pass retirement age. Somehow, Providence leads them to critical unmet needs to which they can respond. For Sister Kathleen, it’s being a face of Providence in healthcare.

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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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Here you will find stories about those together in mission with the Sisters of Providence who share the unique spirit and gift of Providence. These partners say “yes” to God’s action in their lives and sense that they are somehow co-creators with God in bringing about a loving, merciful and just world. They do this through prayer, education, service, advocacy and financial support in whatever circumstances of life they find themselves.

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