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By Connie McCammon | January 5, 2009 |

Sister Marceline Mattingly: Civic or G.I. Generation (1901-1931) (No audio) Sister Marilyn Herber: (formerly Sister Vincent Marie) Adaptive or Mediating Generation (1932-1944) (No audio) Sister Norene Wu: Boomer Generation (1945-1963) (No audio)

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Sister Marceline Mattingly: oral history

By Connie McCammon | January 5, 2009 |

This is part of Religious Life through the Generations, a series of features illustrating what has motivated women from different generations to enter religious life and how their concepts of the vows were similar or different. This project examined the spiritual lives of three women and how this aspect of their lives has evolved through…

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Religious Life Through the Generations

By Christina Blust | January 5, 2009 |

The purpose of this project was to illustrate what has motivated women from different generations to enter religious life and how their concepts of the vows were similar or different. This project examined the spiritual lives of three women and how this aspect of their lives has evolved through the years. For this project, three…

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The Le Fer sisters: Gifts to the Congregation

By Sisters of Providence | January 13, 2008 |

This article is reprinted from winter 2008 issue of HOPE. By Brother Barry Donaghue, cfc One of the loveliest of the early “her-stories” of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is that of the Le Fer sisters, Irma and Elvire, who, like their own Mother Theodore, gave themselves without reservation into the arms of…

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A centennial celebration

By Connie McCammon | May 13, 2007 |

This article is reprinted from summer 2007 issue of HOPE. A place to worship — from the moment Saint Mother Theodore Guerin stepped foot on this hallowed ground at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods there has always been a deep-seated desire for a sacred place to honor the Blessed Sacrament. Mother Theodore, however, was not prepared for the…

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Finding a source of fuel

By Connie McCammon | March 11, 2006 |

Fueling the Congregation’s needs at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods has always been of utmost importance, starting in 1840 when Blessed Mother Theodore Guerin, the foundress, first stepped foot on this sacred ground. Wood sufficed in the early years, but as the Congre­gation grew, so did the need for dependable, reliable fuel. In 1890, the Sisters of Providence…

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The bells of Saint Mary’s

By Connie McCammon | October 11, 2005 |

Today, with so many electronic gadgets to keep us plugged into the world around us and calendared to the last second, it’s impossible to imagine, or even remember, a day when bells once told us the time of day. At one time, bells told us when to wake, when to turn out the lights and…

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St. Joseph statue ‘rained’ over the Woods

By Sisters of Providence | July 1, 2004 |

For more than 90 years, St. Joseph has been watching over the sacred grounds of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from his perch upon the north water tower. On June 8, this 34-inch-tall, gold-plated statue was removed from the tower in preparation for the tower’s demise. Now St. Joseph safely rests in the Facilities Management office where he…

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Pére Michel Guthneck

By Sisters of Providence | March 19, 2003 |

In the 163 years since the founding of the Congregation, countless lay people have worked side-by-side with the Sisters of Providence to bring love, mercy and justice to others. One of those dedicated employees was Pére Michel Guthneck. Like the sisters of that first generation who followed Saint Mother Theodore Guerin into the Woods, Pére…

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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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