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Information sessions set for St. Mary’s Senior Living

By Jason Moon | July 2, 2021 |

The meetings will take place at 3 p.m., and 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 8, at Providence Hall on the campus of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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WVC teams with Arts Illiana for anniversary writing contest

By Jason Moon | June 24, 2021 |

‘This project started when we were talking about the 25th anniversary and brainstorming ideas to recognize the milestone’

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Celebrating the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

By Sister Cathy Campbell | June 11, 2021 |

As a student in Sisters of Providence schools, I remember seeing the image in our classrooms.

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The loving care of a Sister of Providence lay sister

By Sister Donna Butler | June 7, 2021 |

Lay sisters were those assigned to ministries other than education. In a series of blog posts, we will acquaint you with other lay sisters in our community, their gifts and eventually some of the hardships imposed by Rome. But first let us begin by celebrating the gifts of one such sister who served in the Academy at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Journals and Letters week 34: Loving the ‘Right Way’

By Jeannie Smith | May 29, 2021 |

Here “loving the right way” offers sympathy, speaks of affection and admiration for Mme’s daughter, and ends by offering both a smile (even a laugh) and assurance of prayers.

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Oral History: Sister Gloria Memering looks back on more than 60 years as a Sister of Providence

By Debbie Griffey | May 26, 2021 |

Sister Gloria has found music to be a tremendous way to relate to people, from kindergartners through all ages of people in a parish. It has afforded her the experience of ministering to wonderful parishes and communities.

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Sister Lawrence: a courageous caregiver in an epidemic past

By Sister Janet Gilligan | May 5, 2021 |

At 5 o’clock that same day, Sister Lawrence died. “I regret nothing,” she said, “in leaving the world. I have worked hard, very hard, with my body, perhaps my mind has not worked hard enough; our sisters will pray for me.”

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Honoring all teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week

By Jason Moon | May 4, 2021 |

A special ‘Thank You’ to all teachers on National Teacher Appreciation Day!

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“Be cheerful, kind to one another” Mother Theodore’s response to epidemic

By Sister Janet Gilligan | May 3, 2021 |

“Keep your house, the yard, and also your persons clean. Change your linen often and have your children clean also, if they are still with you. Finally, my dear daughters, pray.”

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Journals and Letters week 29: Letters to a beloved companion

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | April 24, 2021 |

Judging from her letters to Sister Basilide, Mother Theodore had a special love for “this good and dear” sister. That love demonstrated itself in Mother Theodore’s words of caution, gentle criticism and frank admonishments — always accompanied by words of affection and encouragement.

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Poems from Sister Mary Theodosia Mug

By Jason Moon | March 23, 2021 |

We wanted to share some of Sister Mary Theodosia’s poems with you.

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A ‘Happy Endings’ update on St. Joseph’s Lake

By Maureen Dickinson | March 18, 2021 |

We told you the beginning and middle of the story and asked you to write a happy ending. You did!

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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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