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.Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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.Read more
“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.Read more
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.
“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.Read more