The Sisters of Providence consider as partners in our life and mission those individuals 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.
Some partners have a more intentional relationship as Providence Associates and make a formal commitment which they renew for a year initially and then periodically, if and as they wish.
Giving of your time is another way to partner with us through Volunteer Services. At Saint-Mary- of-the- Woods and elsewhere volunteers serve in administrative departments and sponsored ministries and institutions. These volunteers serve as receptionists, tour guides, carpenters, visitors, tutors, companions and drivers and in countless other capacities where time, talents and skills are shared.
Still others partners share financial resources and/or gifts-in- kind. Ways to give
Because our work depends on God’s Providence we welcome as partners in our life and mission those who pray for us and the needs of our sponsored institutions and ministries, our staff members, Providence Associates, volunteers and our financial benefactors.
Several weeks ago we received a large envelope with cards, drawings and notes from the students and staff there. It also included a donation of $674 to support the Sisters of Providence! We are so grateful for the financial and moral support.
Your contributions will help the Sisters of Providence live on and serve into the future. Your donation will support the education and spiritual guidance our newest members receive to prepare them to bring love, mercy and justice to a world in need. Sisters of Providence work among people who struggle, offering them hope. Sisters of Providence create and run programs to help people who lack resources: educational, spiritual, economic, emotional. Your donation prepares women to serve people in need.
The Mission Advancement staff loves to receive information from our donors about their connections to the Sisters of Providence. Joseph Krumme certainly has such a connection, dating back 60 years when he was taught by Sister Rose Marita Riordan (RIP) as a fifth grader at St. Anthony of Padua School in Gardena, Calif. His favorite Continue Reading »
“My reason for monthly donations is appreciation for the strong educational role nuns have played in my life and that they deserve to be cared for lovingly at the end of their lives.”
We are excited to announce another location on this “holy ground” of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods where donors may honor or memorialize loved ones or recognize special occasions.
In Marion Rapp’s 1987 Christmas letter to the sisters, she wrote “I met the sisters, for the first time, when I entered the first grade class at Our Lady of Mercy grammar school. On my part, it was a matter of love-at-first-sight, a long-lasting love.”
The newly established Foley Legacy Fund will continue to financially support ministries that provide direct service to the economically poor and underserved.
“I am very grateful to those who contribute to the Ministry Fund and make it possible for me to be in this place to minister,” Sister Maureen said.
As the Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indianapolis marks the end of its 10th year of operation, it seemed only fitting that we share some of the many “success stories” of its graduates.
“My mind and my heart have been stretched and made more pliable through the formation process. And I know that I am loved. And the fact that I am loved calls me to love as well,” Sister Dina Bato said.
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 helped develop sustainable means of farming by helping to expand and enhance the White Violet Continue Reading »
Thank you so much for your sharing. It is such a blessing to learn about your connections to our mission and to read your stories.