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Providence Associates reflect on the year of integration

By Lori Strawn | February 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

“I developed an understanding of ‘community,’ a feeling of inclusiveness and the power of presence with God, Saint Mother Theodore and each other. It was a mystical time.” Providence Associates share about the life-giving year of integration as they moved toward becoming Providence Associates of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Remembering sisters’ loving response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic

By Ezra (Kyle) Meadors | November 30, 2018 | 3 Comments

“It struck me as something I would be very interested in. I was attracted to the fact that it was a place for people who are alienated,” Sister Marilyn Therese Lipps remembered thinking after reading about a new center opening up in the 1980s in response to the local AIDS crisis.

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Foundation day: a community effort

By Sister Sue Paweski | October 20, 2018 | 3 Comments

Each of the founding sisters brought unique and much needed skills and gifts to the fledgling community. The same is true today; except that our tent is much bigger.

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A historical look at The Church of the Immaculate Conception

By Jason Moon | October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the upcoming Fall Architectural Tour at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods coming soon, we thought it might be of interest to take a look at some of the buildings that contributed to the National Register of Historic Places. Among those buildings is the Church of the Immaculate Conception. In her book, “The History of the Sisters of…

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A look at the life and ministry of Sister Agnes Celine Hammond

By Jason Moon | September 27, 2018 | 1 Comment

‘Sister was gentle – and in her gentleness, she possessed strength.’

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Art, an enduring legacy at the Woods

By Sister Donna Butler | September 8, 2018 | 2 Comments

On this particular day it was a painting done at Saint Mary of-the-Woods in 1898 by his grandmother, Mary Ray McCoy that brought Robert Kirkpatrick Jr., his brother, Jay and sister-in-law, Carole to visit for the first time.

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Remembering Sister Kathryn McNulty

By Jason Moon | August 24, 2018 | 4 Comments

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

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A look at the life of Sister Mary Edwin Werner

By Jason Moon | August 9, 2018 | 3 Comments

Sister Mary Edwin was “remembered for not tolerating typing errors, erasures or ‘strike overs.’”

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A front porch reflection

By Sister Donna Butler | August 8, 2018 | 2 Comments

She had a very small house, but an extravagant heart

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Musings on Kleenex and ‘Kin-dom’

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | August 3, 2018 | 8 Comments

The kin-dom of God is like a Kleenex that’s been washed, rinsed, spun dry in a washing machine

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Sister Antonia Marie Zick: A Providential Dream

By Jason Moon | August 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

Josepha would finally see the large convent she had seen in her dream

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The woman behind the saint

By Amy Miranda | May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin was an immigrant, stood up to injustice, endured poverty, lived with chronic health problems and more. Through her own words, which have been published in Journals and Letters of Mother Theodore Guerin, we are able to see the woman behind the saint and why she continues to lead and inspire people worldwide.

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Often, some of the most interesting pieces of history are lost in time. These inviting stories are drawn from the Sisters of Providence Archives and the memories of sisters and friends. They feature the many people and places instrumental in the Sisters of Providence history.

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