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Elizabeth Kuo, beloved “Grandma Kuo” of the sisters in Asia

By Sister Janet Gilligan | September 24, 2020 |

In every stage of the sisters’ trials in China, Aunt (or Grandma as she was later called) Kuo was there, walking to the markets every day, sending meals to the sisters in house arrest, sleeping on a cot in the room where the sisters took their meals.

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There is a Providence and the Sisters of Providence in Asia are truly its daughters

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | September 24, 2020 |

Throughout the 100-year history of the Sisters of Providence mission in Asia, Sisters of Providence have stayed true to the call from a Provident God to provide loving care and service to people most in need. Over the years, that passion for mission enabled them not only to teach but also to bind up wounds, hide refugees, endure separation and isolation.

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Sister educators reminisce about Sisters of Providence Schools

By Sisters of Providence | September 17, 2020 |

“I hope they carried away the conviction that creating a community and working for the good of all people is possible and desired.”

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Ask Sister Dina: Why do some sisters change their names?

By Sister Dina Bato | September 15, 2020 |

After Vatican II, however, with its emphasis on the universal call to holiness of all the baptized, some Congregations allowed their members to either keep their religious name or return to their baptismal name.

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Ask Sister Dina: Why is the general superior no longer called “Mother”?

By Sister Dina Bato | August 13, 2020 |

A shift occurred after Vatican Council II (1962-1965). Religious institutes began looking into their histories to make changes that brought them back to their founders’ intentions for their communities.

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Against All Odds: Focus on Sister Mary Elise Renauldt, SP

By Sister Janice Smith | June 22, 2020 |

It is said that when called to mission in a distant country, the Jesuits are told to expect to be buried there since their commitment is for life. Indeed, the…

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A reflection for Memorial Day 2020

By Sister Patricia Linehan | May 25, 2020 |

The first words of these young Marines were invariably a plea to know if their buddy had been picked up.

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What to pack for the journey

By Sister Donna Butler | April 19, 2020 |

It was a powerful reflection writing what I would take and how I would say goodbye to those I loved.

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Come O Wisdom: a reflection on our senior jubilarians

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 19, 2019 |

Truly, each of you, in your own way, has been a key figure in the unfolding story of Providence in the life of this Congregation.

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Against All Odds: Focus on Sister Eugene Marie Howard, SP

By Sister Marilyn Baker | December 5, 2019 |

Much of the personal information I was able to find about Sister Eugene Marie came from a handwritten, undated document which may have been a commentary prepared after Sister Eugene Marie’s death.

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The life of Mother Marie Gratia Luking

By Sister Maureen Abbott | November 24, 2019 |

Her maturity was such that she was allowed to make an early profession of final vows

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Against All Odds: Focus on Sister Winifred Patrice O’Donovan, SP

By Sister Marilyn Baker | November 22, 2019 |

For Sister Winifred Patrice, the hardships, the dire conditions, the personal inconveniences and suffering were endured as a missionary for the spread of the Gospel to all corners of the world and for the salvation of souls.

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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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