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Get to know Providence Associate Beverly Okey

By Amy Miranda | July 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 3 Comments

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 | 3 Comments

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 Associate Co-Director Debbie Dillow

By Amy Miranda | April 18, 2018 | 1 Comment

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.

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Providence Associate Ann Henderson: connected by Providence, justice

By Lori Strawn | February 24, 2018 | 7 Comments

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!

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

By Lori Strawn | February 3, 2018 | 3 Comments

“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.”

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

By Lori Strawn | January 11, 2018 | 5 Comments

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.

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

By Lori Strawn | November 3, 2017 | 3 Comments

“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.”

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Faithfulness and God’s mission: a Foundation Day reflection

By Dr. Dottie King | October 22, 2017 | 6 Comments

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.

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

By Lori Strawn | April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

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.

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Justice advocates and Providence Associates

By Sister Donna Butler | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

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.

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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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