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Get to know Providence Associate Beverly Adams

By Beverly Adams | August 26, 2021 |

With the next year’s invite, I decided why not give the Providence Associates a try? My first visit to the Woods was astonishing. Once on the inside, there was a sense of peace. All of God’s disciples were welcoming, nice and full of love. That has become one of the best life-altering choices I’ve made.

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Get to know Providence Associate Julia Lopez-Kaley

By Amy Miranda | August 2, 2021 |

Being a Providence Associate continues to remind me that I am part of something bigger than myself. I have a community that I am deeply connected to, even though I live at a significant distance. It is so life-giving to be reminded of meaning and purpose in life.

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Get to know Providence Associate Candace Minster

By Amy Miranda | July 14, 2021 |

I was blown away by the Sisters of Providence when I came as a volunteer fresh out of college. I thought I understood what it meant to be Catholic, but I really had no idea. I had no idea so many women had dedicated their lives to the service of others. The sisters that I met, their stories, their passion and their commitment to justice inspired me.

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Get to know Providence Associate Brad Crites

By Amy Miranda | June 2, 2021 |

The Providence Community, for me, is three things: a breath of fresh air, a bringing of my faith journey full-circle and a calling toward future mission. It is wonderful to find an open-minded group that shares the command of Jesus to love God and neighbor in a vibrant and joyful way.

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Get to know Providence Associate Cathy Allen

By Amy Miranda | May 21, 2021 |

Being a Providence Associate has helped me to improve on my prayer life (which is still a work in progress). I find praying various prayers like the Litany of Nonviolence very satisfying. Also, my faith has become stronger through being an associate and knowing the Sisters of Providence all these years.

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Get to know Providence Associate Gerri Baum

By Amy Miranda | December 11, 2019 |

Mostly, being a Providence Associate keeps me connected to the past and the future. The Sisters of Providence were my teachers, academically and by example. Sisters are now employed in areas that focus on leadership in areas benefiting the common good and loving by example. Who wouldn’t want to be associated with the faith, courage and intelligence to go forward into the ever-changing world?

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Get to know Providence Associate Diane Estringel

By Amy Miranda | August 31, 2019 |

I find being a Providence Associate the best decision I have made.

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Get to know Providence Associate Debra Prieto

By Amy Miranda | July 23, 2019 |

What does being a Providence Associate mean to you?
It means walking with God in my life journey, leaning on Providence for support.

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Get to know Providence Associate Beverly Okey

By Amy Miranda | July 12, 2019 |

The Providence Relationship is life giving for me because of the sense of being part of something larger than myself — being part of a community of like-minded people, praying together and working toward shared goals. We do not have to change what we are doing necessarily, but live our lives with a shared sense of support and prayer that helps us to engage more effectively in what we do.

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Sandwich and service are part of a larger mission

By Amy Miranda | January 10, 2019 |

With that sandwich comes evidence that somebody cares. A smile. A question of how is your day. Health updates. Playful banter. For the past several years, Providence Associates Karen Goehl and Rosaline Secrest have headed up the volunteers who distribute nearly 80 sack lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays to people in need.

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Meet Providence Associate Gene Majewski

By Amy Miranda | June 16, 2018 |

I have been a person who has always appreciated working with others in a community context. Being in relationship with the Sisters of Providence allows a mutual support in mission at Guerin College Prep High School and beyond.

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Get to know Providence Associate Li-Chih (Maria) Wang Fan

By Amy Miranda | June 7, 2018 |

Being a Providence Associate means that I am a daughter of my Mother Theodore. I live, grow up, and grow older with my family, the Sisters of Providence. “Love, mercy and justice” are the family’s root values and the foundation of our education.

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Providence Associates are diverse individuals. Women and men of faith walking with the Sisters of Providence on their journey with God. Get to know a little about these individual Providence Associates and how they live out their Providence journeys.

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