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Reactions to the Chicago Cubs’ World Series victory!

Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:30 am by

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 Cubs history began, as the team joined the National League in 1876 – then known as  Continue Reading »

Honoring all our work: a history of Labor Day

Posted on September 2, 2016 at 4:09 am by

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

Video blog: What is a Providence Associate?

Posted on April 18, 2016 at 4:02 am by

“It’s a rewarding walk; a deeper inner journey.” Continue reading

Providence Family Services’ Annual Rummage Sale Breaks Records

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 4:19 am by

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  Continue Reading »

You help Providence in the Desert make a difference!

Posted on November 21, 2015 at 4:59 am by

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. Continue reading

Sister Loretta Picucci

Posted on October 20, 2015 at 12:02 pm by

“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. Continue reading

Learning English with Sister Carol Nolan

Posted on September 14, 2015 at 4:36 am by

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. Continue reading

Daniel: empowered in the Desert

Posted on August 6, 2015 at 4:37 am by

“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. Continue reading

Love in action at Providence in the Desert

Posted on May 15, 2015 at 10:26 am by

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. Continue reading

When I’m rich: Providence dreams in the Desert

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 2:12 am by

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.” Continue reading

Bittersweet news from Educational/Family Services

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 3:53 am by

“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. Continue reading

Providence Family Services: support and welcome for the neighbor

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 8:00 am by

“Sister Patty gives me strength to go on. Life is hard and we all need each other,” said a counseling client at Providence Family Services in Chicago. Continue reading

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