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Updates from the Sisters of Providence summer 2018

Posted on May 25, 2018 at 9:00 am by

New Providence Associate co-directors The Providence Associate relationship has new leadership. Former Director Sister Diane Mason, SP, retired at the end 2017 after ministering 10 years with Providence Associates. New co-directors have been named to lead the ministry forward. The first is a familiar face. Providence Associate Debbie Dillow has stepped into the new role  Continue Reading »

Providence Associate Co-Director Debbie Dillow

Posted on April 18, 2018 at 4:55 am by

There is a sense of community among the associates and sisters in this relationship. We support each other via prayer, local gatherings in circles and virtually as we add to our spirituality. This is a journey not only with the Divine but also with people of like mind. As Providence Associates we bring love, mercy and justice to the people we encounter in our everyday lives.

Providence Associate Ann Henderson: connected by Providence, justice

Posted on February 24, 2018 at 4:08 am by

I would say that if you are looking for a connection with people who care deeply about intimacy with God by following Jesus and standing with those of the edge of society, then become a Providence Associate!

Get to know Providence Associate Shawn Shamsaie: through adversity to Providence

Posted on February 3, 2018 at 4:06 am by

“When I arrived in the USA, I wasn’t angry or sad. I just felt lost. I learned that the future is never certain, and in order to make it, I must push forward.”

Led by Providence to educate and serve: Diana Garza, PA

Posted on January 11, 2018 at 4:54 am by

As a Providence Associate, you become part of a community of strong, progressive women religious, and you help promote the Sisters of Providence’s mission of love, mercy, and justice in service among God’s people.

“Providence has always guided my life”: Providence Associate Rae Huffman

Posted on November 3, 2017 at 4:32 am by

“I was invited to begin the process to learn about Providence and what it would mean to be in relationship to the sisters. I felt that my prayers had been answered,” says Providence Associate Rae Huffman. “I learned that there are many ways to follow the call of Providence and have a connection to the Sisters of Providence.”

Faithfulness and God’s mission: a Foundation Day reflection

Posted on October 22, 2017 at 4:46 am by

I find strength in the passages written by Mother Theodore that are oft quoted and perhaps even more so in the lesser-known stories of her day-to-day life. She walked the grounds of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and cared so much for the fledgling school, its students and the teachers. I believe that her prayers are still with us and perhaps with me in a special way because I now watch over the school that she created.

Providence Associate Arthur Snyder: a rewarding faith journey with the Sisters of Providence

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 4:20 am by

I have been mentored and learned a great deal about spirituality and life in general. I now know the real importance of living a life based on love, mercy and justice — not just the meaning of the words.

Justice advocates and Providence Associates

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 9:37 am by

Providence Associates Jeanne Rewa and Ben Kite’s work for justice has been multifaceted. Racial justice, civil rights, gender equality, LGBT rights, School of Americas, criminal justice reform, animal rights, and environment, including climate change, are only some of the issues addressed. In working for social justice, their strategies model just and nonviolent relationships with persons of very different perspectives.

Deep love and healing

Posted on December 20, 2016 at 5:03 am by

To hear Ezra Kyle Meadors talk about his history with the Sisters of Providence is to feel his deep love for the community, Mother Theodore and the sisters and his gratitude for the strain of Providence running through his life.

Providence Associate Mary Jo Ricketson and moving meditation

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 4:06 am by

Providence Associate Mary Jo Ricketson has long known that physical and spiritual health are dependent on one another. That’s why this registered nurse and licensed yoga instructor started her business — A Touch of Grace — to bring the word of God alive through physical exercise.

Counsel and guidance to middle schoolers

Posted on April 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

“I had a student just yesterday that came to me sobbing with a note that read, ‘I wish you were dead. Nobody likes you. Here are some ways you could kill yourself: drink bleach, starve to death or slash your wrists. Go kill yourself,’” said Providence Associate Lorrie Scheidler, a middle school guidance counselor in Terre Haute, Indiana, helps students work through times of uncertainty.

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