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By Sisters of Providence | May 2, 2018 |

In 1920 Mother Mary Cleophas Foley made the decision to send six Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., on mission to China at the request of Bishop Joseph Tacconi. The Sisters of Providence were the first congregation of American women religious to send missionaries to China. Sister Marie Gratia Luking led this group of…

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The Bugle Call

By Sisters of Providence | May 2, 2018 |

The Bugle Call magazine was published bi-monthly from 1921 to 1958 by the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Unit of the Catholic Students Mission Crusade (CSMC). It acquainted the students of the Sisters of Providence with the needs and activities of their missionaries in China (and later in Taiwan). Through this magazine, students were encouraged to support…

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A brief history of the mission to the Chinese

By Sisters of Providence | May 2, 2018 |

Since 1920 the Sisters of Providence have had a presence in Asia, commencing that presence in China. Six Sisters of Providence responded to a call to this foreign mission field, echoing Saint Mother Theodore Guerin’s response to go to a foreign land in 1840. In the summer of 1919, Bishop Joseph Tacconi of Kaifeng, China,…

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Day of Departure

By Sisters of Providence | May 2, 2018 |

The Aurora, a publication of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, described the departure of the six Sisters of Providence who left for the Chinese mission in an article titled “Day of Departure” in the November 1920 issue. The six sisters chosen for this ministry were Sisters Marie Gratia Luking, Mary Elise Renaud, Eugene Marie Howard, Marie Patricia…

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Virtual spiritual pilgrimage of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

By Amy Miranda | February 4, 2018 |

Take a spiritual and historic walk around some of the sacred spaces at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from the comfort of your armchair. We hope you enjoy reflecting on these sacred Woods.

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Saint Mary-of-the-Woods spiritual pilgrimage video

By Sisters of Providence | February 2, 2018 |

Take a virtual, prayerful historical pilgrimage around beautiful Saint Mary-of-the-Woods with this video reflection.

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Sisters of Providence remember Archbishop Emeritus Daniel M. Buechlein

By Sisters of Providence | January 31, 2018 |

Archbishop Emeritus Daniel M. Buechlein’s passing has rekindled many warm memories for the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Beginning in 1992, he served as the fifth archbishop of Indianapolis. He grew up in Jasper, Indiana (where the SPs taught), and became a monk at St. Meinrad Archabbey. Archbishop Buechlein served Indianapolis until Pope Benedict…

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The lives and ministries of Sisters Maurice and Marie Veronica Norton

By Jason Moon | November 30, 2017 |

‘She dearly loved ‘her children,’ and they loved her.’

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The Mission to Asia: A reflection for Foundation Day

By Jason Moon | November 16, 2017 |

The past is prologue

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Looking at the life and ministry of Sister Miriam Patrice Donoghue

By Jason Moon | November 2, 2017 |

‘She was an excellent teacher, strict but sprinkling discipline with a dollop of wry humor.’

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A look into the life and ministry of Sister Conrad Monrad

By Jason Moon | October 26, 2017 |

‘She was always calm, peaceful, looking at us straight in the eye, with her beautiful smile.’

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Throwback Thursday: A look into the life and ministry of Sister Patricia Clare Beggs

By Jason Moon | October 12, 2017 |

‘The call came, there was a response and a life chosen to live the truth of the Gospel Way began.’

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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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