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Keeping Earth: Religious and Scientific Perspectives on the Environment

Posted on September 8, 2017 at 4:54 am by

From the time of the first humans assessing where they were and who created them and their world, there has been an understanding that the Universe was created by the hand of a magnificent Creator.  Unfortunately, in centuries since then,  Continue Reading »

Sisters invite all to take part in St. Anne Procession

Posted on July 23, 2017 at 5:30 am by

‘Mother Theodore had a great devotion to Saint Anne’ Continue reading

New programs bring people together

Posted on May 3, 2017 at 5:06 am by

Bringing people together to exchange ideas and see the world from a different perspective has never been more important than it is now. The stresses of everyday life coupled with all the conflict in the world have people feeling scared,  Continue Reading »

Grieving gracefully into a future full of hope

Posted on April 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Saint Mother Theodore once said, “Treat yourself as you treat others, with kindness and indulgence.” I firmly believe that, above all, to comfort oneself or another involves being gentle with oneself or another. It means allowing grief to be a teacher who reminds us that we are wired for resilience. We are meant to find meaning and purpose in life. Continue reading

Forgiveness and mercy

Posted on April 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Forgiveness is a process, and a slow one at that. We cannot rush forgiveness. If we do it becomes insincere. It takes time, patience and mercy and it is never an easy journey to make. Continue reading

A welcoming and fun space to discern your call

Posted on March 22, 2016 at 4:53 am by

This is what “Come and See” weekends with the Sisters of Providence have been for me. A supportive and relaxed environment where I could honestly discern my call to religious life. These weekends are opportunities to meet and talk with real sisters. A chance to spend time in prayer. They are a time to consider this life commitment with others like you. Continue reading

A wonderful time to get to know the sisters of these Woods

Posted on October 30, 2015 at 4:56 am by

It was fitting that our discernment weekend for women interested in knowing more about religious life was during the FEST. It energized me to have seven women who came from Georgia, California, Michigan, and Indiana to have closer interactions with sisters, especially our sisters in initial formation and our sisters who minister in new membership. Continue reading

To God through music: it’s a FESTivity!

Posted on September 1, 2015 at 1:04 am by

Providence Associate, Jane Fischer, highlights an exciting activity to happen at the FEST! Continue reading

Let’s go down to the river to pray … you could really benefit from this!

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 5:32 am by

After the January Taizé prayer service at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, we learned that one of the participants made the following report to members of a committee on which he serves: “You all should go to the next one. You could really  Continue Reading »

Hopelessness is not an option in the face of this evil

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 2:59 am by

Those of you who know the Sisters of Providence know that one of the social justice issues to which we dedicate ourselves is working to end human trafficking. We began these efforts in earnest last year when Indianapolis hosted the  Continue Reading »

Tuesday is the evening for Taize at the Woods

Posted on January 7, 2013 at 2:14 pm by

All faiths and all ages. All are welcome to attend any of the Taize prayer services hosted by the Sisters of Providence. The next one is on Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 7-8 p.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception  Continue Reading »

What’s all this talk about Taize?

Posted on December 30, 2012 at 1:00 am by

The Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, is offering monthly Taize prayer services in 2013, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 8. Sister Paula Damiano, coordinator of programming, desired to bring Taize prayer services to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods,  Continue Reading »