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Faithfulness and God’s mission: a Foundation Day reflection

By Dr. Dottie King | October 22, 2017 |

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 |

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 |

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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Deep love and healing

By Sister Emily TeKolste | December 20, 2016 |

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.

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Providence Associate Mary Jo Ricketson and moving meditation

By Lori Strawn | July 26, 2016 |

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.

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Meet Debbie Dillow, assistant director of Providence Associates

By Amy Miranda | April 24, 2016 |

Your name and title: Debbie Dillow, PA, assistant director of Providence Associates Tell us about yourself, your family, etc. I live in a small condo community west of Indianapolis with my husband, Bob, and our miniature schnauzer, Heidi. Our children, Kit and Heather, are grown. Kit has three children, Samantha, Lucas and Addison. Heather has…

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Counsel and guidance to middle schoolers

By Sister Ann Casper | April 13, 2016 |

“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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Growing at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

By Cheryl Casselman | January 13, 2016 |

“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.

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My walk with Our Lady of Providence

By Jenny Nowalk | August 11, 2015 |

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

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Justice on the margins: Providence Associate Maria Price

By Jason Moon | July 16, 2015 |

Did you know that Providence Associate Maria Price, a Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College alum from Louisville, Kentucky, runs a homeless shelter for men? She also helps to promote economic justice to the people in her parish’s sister parish in Esquipulas, Nicaragua.

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Spirituality, justice, love of fresh food fuel Providence Associate’s sustainable lifestyle.

By Amy Miranda | April 20, 2015 |

“Living sustainably has always been a way for me to live out my spiritual life. I feel it has helped me connect the way I live day in and day out, hour to hour to the meaning of my life.”

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Sustainability midst the bustle

By Amy Miranda | April 18, 2015 |

How does one fit living an ecologically friendly lifestyle into the busyness of life? For Providence Associates Jennifer and Duane Drake, it’s about being gentle with themselves in the process.

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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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