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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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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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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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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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