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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! Continue reading

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.” Continue reading

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. Continue reading

“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.” Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Growing at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

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

“I was challenged to learn new things and accept new realities. I was surrounded by people who were patient and kind and who challenged me to be a better person,” said Providence Associate Kaitlyn Willy of her internship experience at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. Continue reading

My walk with Our Lady of Providence

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 1:31 am by

Jenny Nowalk, a Providence Associate, shares her walk with Our Lady of Providence. Continue reading

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