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Jan Surber: ‘Walking in Saint Mother Theodore’s footsteps’

By Jason Moon | February 5, 2015 |

“I feel fulfilled. Being a Providence Associate has made me a different person. I’m calmer and I have an overwhelming sense of peace. I feel like I’m walking in the footsteps of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin,” said Providence Associate Jan Surber. Here she tells about her experiences as a Providence Associate

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Providence Associate Jane Fischer: peace and quiet from trust in Providence

By Amy Miranda | November 6, 2014 |

“When it’s time for me to separate from the distractions of the current moment in order to hear what’s important, to listen, to wait for words and direction, I often hear Peggy saying: Listen! And, oh! What I have heard!” says Providence Associate Jane Fischer of spending time reflecting with Sister Peggy Nau during her candidate year.

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Providence Associate Jude Magers: walking with the sisters

By Amy Miranda | August 4, 2014 |

“Being a Providence Associate has really helped to center my life,” says Providence Associate Jude Magers. Jude shares her journey as a Providence Associate.

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Father Daniel Hopcus: 50 Golden Years!

By Jason Moon | May 11, 2014 |

A 50-year anniversary for Father Daniel Hopcus was celebrated on April 30

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College president connects personally, professionally

By Rosie Blankenship | April 20, 2014 |

Dottie King, Ph.D. is a wife, mother of six, grandmother and non-Catholic. These roles have not excluded her from also becoming president of the Sisters of Providence-sponsored Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC). She’s also a strong proponent of furthering the mission of love, mercy and justice.

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In it together

By Jason Moon | April 20, 2014 |

“It was perfect,” Karen said. “It was Providence … it was clearly Providence that brought me here. I found my piece of home.”
Both Vicki Layton and Karen Sagraves said the “team” atmosphere while working with the Sisters of Providence is special.

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Growing in depth: Providence Associate Joanna Dailey

By Amy Miranda | April 8, 2014 |

“My favorite part of being a Providence Associate is coming to the Woods for events open to associates, and sometimes, when I can, coming for Mass. I enjoy being among like-minded people to whom you do not have to explain a pursuit of life in the Spirit,” Providence Associate Joanna Dailey says.

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“Mother Feodore is my girl”

By Amy Miranda | February 13, 2014 |

“It’s a good way to be connected with the Sisters of Providence and be a part of their mission. I’m happy to help the sisters any way I can,” Providence Associate Michelle Davis said of the associate relationship.

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Kyle Meadors: Mother Theodore is here with us … working on our level

By Dave Cox | June 27, 2013 |

Kyle Meadors grew up in Missouri and now lives in Illinois. He professes a deep love and admiration for Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and says he is enriched every day through his associate relationship. He also believes he is at home when he has the opportunity to visit Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Please share a little bit…

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Helen Flavin: “What was I thinking? Do I belong here?”

By Dave Cox | June 20, 2013 |

Helen currently works as a teacher and says she loves her time with students. She talks about the many questions she had about her journey thus far to become a Providence Associate and how those questions were answered. She also mentions how an “ice-breaker” on her first evening at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, helped her solve her…

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Kathy Fleming: We know Sister Mary Alice’s spirit is still inspiring us

By Dave Cox | May 9, 2013 |

1.) Please share a little bit about your life history and experiences. Indianapolis has been my home since my birth but I’ve had two interesting life experiences in Virginia and California. There are seven children in our family, four are still living. We had an U.S. Army father during World War II so he was…

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Mary Gilroy: reconnected to the sisters and Church

By Connie McCammon | September 18, 2012 |

Providence Associate Mary Gilroy of San Cristobal, N.M., made her first commitment in 2010. She was companioned by Sister Nancy Bartasavich, who currently ministers with Health Care Services at the Woods as a minister of care. 1.) Share with us about yourself. I grew up in Nashua, N.H., and Fullerton, Calif. I’m of Lithuanian and…

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