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Remembering Sister Kathryn McNulty

By Jason Moon | August 24, 2018 |

‘She was definitely a people person … She was welcoming, no matter how lousy she felt’

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Updates from the Sisters of Providence summer 2018

By Sisters of Providence | May 25, 2018 |

New Providence Associate co-directors. Sister My Huong Pham transfers to the Sisters of Providence. Mats for the homeless and more! Read the latest news updates from the Sisters of Providence.

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Cubs win! Sisters react to Chicago Cubs’ World Series victory

By Sisters of Providence | November 4, 2016 |

General Superior Sister Dawn Tomaszewski and Sister Nancy Nolan Sister Alice Ann Rhinesmith Sister Maureen Ann McCarthy Sister Noralee Keefe Sister Rita Clare Gerardot Sister Mary Cecile Grojean Sister Rosemary Nudd The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, were founded by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin in 1840. More than 30 years later, the Chicago…

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Honoring all our work: a history of Labor Day

By Sister Mary Tomlinson | September 2, 2016 |

All work is honorable. Let us celebrate all who labor. Let us celebrate our rich history of “laboring” next Monday.

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Providence Family Services’ Annual Rummage Sale Breaks Records

By Sister Patricia Fillenwarth | December 22, 2015 |

Last year, Sister Patty Fillenwarth was quite pleased that the Providence Family Services annual rummage sale cracked $6,000 in proceeds. However, she couldn’t be happier with the results of this year’s sale, which took place at Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Chicago, Oct. 3 and 4: $7,654.13 was raised to help…

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You help Providence in the Desert make a difference!

By Sister Carol Nolan | November 21, 2015 |

Imagine what it would be like coming to a new country, trying to make a better life for yourself and for your children. Imagine how difficult that would be if everyone around you spoke a language you did not know. Because of your support, Providence in the Desert enables a parent to speak confidently to her child’s teacher. A grandmother can understand what her doctor tells her about her health. A laborer can understand the people he works for, allowing him a better job.

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Sister Loretta Picucci

By Amy Miranda | October 20, 2015 |

“I think what we do creates hope, because it gives them confidence in themselves. It gives them confidence that they can learn. They find out that they can learn the language, but they also find out that even when they make mistakes, they are learning, so it’s OK to keep trying,” says Sister Loretta Picucci of her ministry teaching English to immigrant farm workers at Providence in the Desert in California.

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Learning English with Sister Carol Nolan

By Amy Miranda | September 14, 2015 |

For 30 years Rufina Martinez lived in the United States and spoke very little English. Each day was a struggle for the Mexican immigrant. Thanks to Sister Carol Nolan and Providence in the Desert, life is getting easier for Rufina.

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Daniel: empowered in the Desert

By Amy Miranda | August 6, 2015 |

“The people who make the driver’s test only speak English. I understand fine. They say go left, go right. I understand. They say when I am done, ‘Good job.’ I say, ‘It’s Providence in the Desert,’” Daniel said.

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Love in action at Providence in the Desert

By Amy Miranda | May 15, 2015 |

Providence in the Desert is about a lot more than teaching.
It’s about presence. It’s about caring. It’s about love and compassion.
It’s about calling a student during your down time in the middle of the day to quiz her on what she will need to know for her upcoming U.S. citizenship exam.

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When I’m rich: Providence dreams in the Desert

By Sister Carol Nolan | March 11, 2015 |

A few days ago, Leticia, one of Sister Loretta’s students here at Providence in the Desert, said to Sister Loretta, “When I’m rich, I want to have a car like yours.”

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Bittersweet news from Educational/Family Services

By Sisters of Providence | January 27, 2015 |

“The work that has been done at Educational Family Services has been very effective over the years and it has helped many people to further their goals in life. The work that has been done at EFS is something will live on in ways we will never know. We are grateful to all those who have given of their time and talent here. We are all blessed because of your generosity,” said Sister Patty Fillenwarth, president of the Guerin Outreach Ministries board of directors.

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