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Sheila Schroder: Be Proud of Who You Are

By Connie McCammon | December 1, 2009 |

“You can do whatever you want, be whoever you want. You have to work hard and study hard.” Sheila Schroeder often heard these words from her father while growing up…

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Joanna Hosteny: Just Like Family

By Connie McCammon | September 26, 2009 |

If you’d ask Joanna Hosteny of Chicago why she supports the Sisters of Providence, her answer would likely be because they are like family. Yes, her aunt, the late Sister…

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Melissa “Kobie” (Thompson) Pierce: Blossoming Into Great Beauty

By Connie McCammon | May 26, 2009 |

As educators, the Sisters of Providence have been planting seeds in fertile minds for nearly 170 years. Sometimes those seeds have taken root quickly. Other seeds have lain dormant, needing…

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Gervase Schwenk: Having Fun With Life

By Connie McCammon | December 6, 2008 |

“Do it right and have fun!” This is the mission statement of the Jasper Engine and Transmission Exchange in Jasper, Ind. It can also serve as the mission statement of…

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Marilyn Marschall Antonik: Breaking Boundaries, Creating Hope

By Connie McCammon | June 1, 2008 |

Breaking boundaries, creating hope is the identity statement used in the logo of the Sisters of Providence. It could also serve as the identity statement for Marilyn Marschall Antonik. “Breaking…

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Barbara and Kathy Kothlow: Keeping Alive Saint Mother Theodore’s Story of Faith

By Connie McCammon | December 1, 2007 |

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin — now that she’s been canonized by the Catholic Church, how do people keep the story of her faith and trust in Providence alive? For Barbara…

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Therese Maxwell: A Daughter of the Woods

By Connie McCammon | September 1, 2007 |

“I am a daughter of Mother Theodore with all that implies,” said Therese Maxwell, a former Sister of Providence. “My foundation in prayer and service began under the tutelage of…

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Geoff and Josephine “Josie” Fox: Art Appreciation

By Connie McCammon | June 15, 2007 |

Art, English, physics and motocross racing — these four areas have made for a very interesting life for Geoff and Josephine “Josie” Fox. The art, English and physics brought them…

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Walter Kindrik: Strong connections

By Sisters of Providence | December 1, 2006 |

Walter Kindrik retired from Pfizer, Terre Haute, Ind., after 36½ years. He and his wife Mary (RIP) were married for 44 years and raised two boys. Walter is a member…

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Barbara Early: A Desire to Help Out

By Sisters of Providence | December 1, 2006 |

Barbara Early and her husband Rex have three children and six grandchildren. The couple has been married for 51 years. Barbara and Rex are members of Christ the King Parish,…

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Ann Wagner Harper: Finding the Silver Lining

By Connie McCammon | September 1, 2006 |

“Look for the silver lining.” That musical line has been the personal mantra of Ann Wagner Harper for many years. During her days on radio and television and later as…

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Mary Kathleen Fleming: A Heart for Providence

By Connie McCammon | June 1, 2006 |

At one point in her life she answered to Sister Melanie. Today, she answers to Kathleen or to Kathy when called that by close friends. During the 1970s, when the…

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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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