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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin moment: a mother’s letter to new postulants

By Saint Mother Theodore Guerin | September 20, 2019 | 1 Comment

“Long ago we offered prayers for you, for your generous mother. When you write to her tell her that I shall try to be a mother to you, that I love you already as my beloved child, and that all the Sisters are anxiously waiting to have you among them,” writes Saint Mother Theodore to soon-to-arrive postulants.

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This Memorial Day: Take time to Remember

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | May 27, 2019 | 7 Comments

This Memorial Day, I hope you will remember some hero or heroine of your own, an obscure apostle, perhaps.

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Remembering two Providence High School sisters

By Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp | May 24, 2019 | 2 Comments

As Providence High School, Chicago, prepares to celebrate its last official alumnae reunion in October, many thoughts turn to the hundreds of Sisters of Providence who ministered there through the years.

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Digitizing the letters and journals of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sister Janet Gilligan | May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

The original manuscripts of all the existing letters and journals, mostly in French, have been carefully preserved in the Sisters of Providence Archives. But these fragile pages have never been available to the public. Now, thanks to a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Indiana State Library, digital representations of the personal letters of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, along with transcriptions and translations, will be available sometime after July.

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A look back: Providence High School, Chicago

By Zach Pies | May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

To all of our Providence High School alumnae, and all our former students: the impact you continue to have on the Sisters of Providence through your letters, phone calls, visits and financial giving is truly a blessing. We invite you and those you love to the Woods anytime to continue your journey with the sisters.

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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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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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