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The life of Mother Marie Gratia Luking

By Sister Maureen Abbott | November 24, 2019 |

Her maturity was such that she was allowed to make an early profession of final vows

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Sister Delan Ma at ease with God and others

By Amy Miranda | September 20, 2019 |

“Just trust God. God will provide. Even tomorrow what will happen we don’t know. Believe there is God. God doesn’t always give happy feelings. But in the end we are looking to eternal life. Cooperate and trust and believe,” advises Sister Delan Ma of Taiwan.

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Graduation Day!

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | May 15, 2019 |

Education has always been at the heart of the mission of the Sisters of Providence – whether it be education of ourselves or others

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Rooted in Providence – love and devotion

By Sisters of Providence | July 12, 2018 |

A profile on the 2018 Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Donor Dinner Rooted in Providence award winners

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Creating hope for the elderly and their family members in Taiwan

By Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp | May 25, 2018 |

The Sisters of Providence Miracle Home ministry in Taiwan provides in-home care, respite care, meals on wheels, adult day care and more for elderly and people with disabilities.

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Archival Treasures

By Sisters of Providence | May 2, 2018 |

In 1920 Mother Mary Cleophas Foley made the decision to send six Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., on mission to China at the request of Bishop Joseph Tacconi. The Sisters of Providence were the first congregation of American women religious to send missionaries to China. Sister Marie Gratia Luking led this group of…

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The Bugle Call

By Sisters of Providence | May 2, 2018 |

The Bugle Call magazine was published bi-monthly from 1921 to 1958 by the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Unit of the Catholic Students Mission Crusade (CSMC). It acquainted the students of the Sisters of Providence with the needs and activities of their missionaries in China (and later in Taiwan). Through this magazine, students were encouraged to support…

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A brief history of the mission to the Chinese

By Sisters of Providence | May 2, 2018 |

Since 1920 the Sisters of Providence have had a presence in Asia, commencing that presence in China. Six Sisters of Providence responded to a call to this foreign mission field, echoing Saint Mother Theodore Guerin’s response to go to a foreign land in 1840. In the summer of 1919, Bishop Joseph Tacconi of Kaifeng, China,…

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Day of Departure

By Sisters of Providence | May 2, 2018 |

The Aurora, a publication of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, described the departure of the six Sisters of Providence who left for the Chinese mission in an article titled “Day of Departure” in the November 1920 issue. The six sisters chosen for this ministry were Sisters Marie Gratia Luking, Mary Elise Renaud, Eugene Marie Howard, Marie Patricia…

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With great gratitude for our sisters who further the mission of God’s Providence in Asia

By Sister Jenny Howard | February 22, 2018 |

As we continue our celebration of Chinese New Year, during these two weeks of February, it feels like a very appropriate time to lift up our gratitude for our Sisters of Providence (SP) living and ministering in Asia. As a Congregation, our history in Asia began in 1920, when Bishop Joseph Tacconi asked the SPs…

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Happy Chinese New Year – the Year of the Dog

By Sister Norene Wu | February 16, 2018 |

Chinese New Year 2018 falls on Feb. 16, the first day of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog! The celebration can last for 16 days, starting from the eve of Feb. 16 to the 15th day of the new year. Celebrations Before Chinese New Year’s Eve, house cleaning and food shopping (enough for…

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My Current Situation in Asia: A Quadrillion Blessings

By Sisters of Providence | November 25, 2017 |

The entire experience was one of the great quadrillion blessings of my life as a Sister of Providence

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