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David Hammer: a personal journey

By Sisters of Providence | February 14, 2009 |

By David Paul Hammer Connection with the Congregation My connection with the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods came by accident. On July 13, 1999, I was transferred from Florence, Colo., to the United States Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. Along with 19 other men I became one of the first inmates to inhabit the…

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Jean Lynch: her own spirituality has been deepened

By Connie McCammon | February 14, 2009 |

Jean Lynch is a Providence Associate from Sarasota, Fla. She attended Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I., where she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She now ministers as the director of the preschool at St. Patrick Parish in Sarasota. Jean’s companion was Sister Cathy Buster. 1.) Share a little about yourself. I worked for…

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Mary Weber and Gary Meister: ‘a God of surprises’

By Connie McCammon | January 15, 2008 |

Mary Weber and Gary Meister of Indianapolis made their first commitments as Providence Associates in November 2008. Sister Marceline Mattingly was the companion for this couple. Among their many ways of serving others, Mary and Gary have opened their home to a Providence Cristo Rey High School student, Jude Okpalannaka. 1.) How did you and…

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Annmarie Portela: ‘With this decision, I am truly content’

By Connie McCammon | January 14, 2008 |

Annmarie Portela and her husband, two daughters and their golden retriever live in St. John, Ind. Her companion was Sister Ellen Cunningham. 1.) Why did you want to become a Providence Associate? In addition to having a great fondness for the Sisters of Providence, the possibility of becoming a Providence Associate came at a most…

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