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Celebrating National Catholic Schools Week

By Sisters of Providence | January 28, 2024 |

Join us in celebrating National Catholic Schools Week!

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Breaking boundaries, creating miracles

By Cami Pritchett | January 12, 2024 |

Mother Theodore’s journey to sainthood began with a desire to serve God and others. She was able to push past physical constraints, lack of resources, race, gender, existing systems and other obstacles and do whatever possible to make a difference in the lives of those she encountered.

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Crossing the bridge into community: Postulant Stephanie Rivas

By Sister Janet Gilligan | January 12, 2024 |

In September, Stephanie Rivas became the newest woman to join Sisters of Providence. Being a risk taker and breaking boundaries is not new to Stephanie.

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Oral history: Sister Marian Brady the scholar

By Debbie Griffey | October 13, 2023 |

Sister Marian Brady looks back on and shares about her 96 years of life.
“Religious life is all about understanding your relationship with Jesus. Talking to Him. If you have a big problem, talk to Jesus about it. Nobody else is going to solve it. And Jesus will solve it in a way you might never have expected. Give it to Jesus …”

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Risen Christ art unique to the Woods

By Diane Weidenbenner | September 25, 2023 |

A one-of-a-kind sculpture, the risen Christ was designed in 1989 by the late Harry Breen, noted artist/architect/consultant from Champaign, Illinois.

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Providence Associate and former Sister of Providence Donna Watzke shares about her journey

By Donna Watzke | May 5, 2023 |

I was a Sister of Providence for 33 years. For me, being a Sister of Providence was a transformative experience.

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Former Sisters of Providence a gift to the Church and society

By Sister Janet Gilligan | May 2, 2023 |

Former sisters are living evidence of the unexpected gifts those who have been immersed in the Providence Community take with them wherever they go.

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Oral history: The little things with Sister Lois Ann Stoiber

By Debbie Griffey | December 20, 2022 |

“What delights this Sister of Providence after being a member of this order for 76 years? “The little things. I can find great joy in little things,” says Sister Lois Ann Stoiber.

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A reflection for the Feast of St. Cecilia

By Sister Carol Nolan | November 22, 2022 |

‘Music is God’s gift to (man); the only art of heaven given to earth; the only art of earth we take to heaven.’

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Oral history: the adventures and challenges of Sister Dorothy Ellen Wolsiffer, SP

By Debbie Griffey | November 5, 2022 |

“When I look back over the years of the variety of ministries, I see them as challenging but adventuresome. My last ministry of being a pastoral associate was involved with serving older adults: food pantry, ministry of care and visiting the sick, communion services, etc. These were all things I enjoyed tremendously. God’s love throughout the years has sparked my life and made it more interesting. Life flows like a river: smooth, bumps, twirls, spinning on rocks and falling.”

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Archives: telling our story of living the Gospel

By Sister Janet Gilligan | September 14, 2022 |

From the beginning, recording and preserving our story has been an essential element of our ministry.

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Oral history: Sister Patricia Geis, a life of adventures and little ones

By Debbie Griffey | August 4, 2022 |

Sister Patty’s dedication, vows and sense of adventure in service has taken her in many directions since that day 70 years ago when she entered Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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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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