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A Valentine message from Sister Editha

By Sister Editha Ben | February 13, 2012 |

We pray that God will bless you with an abundance of love and that you will share your love with all those who are special in your life. We pray that God’s love, compassion and generosity will continue to shine throughout your life in all that you say and do. If you would like to…

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The future of religious life

By Rosie Blankenship | January 26, 2012 |

This article is reprinted from the winter 2012 issue of HOPE. Editor’s note: Every five years, the Sisters of Providence meet at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for the General Chapter. This 10-day assembly includes the election of the new General Superior and General Councilors and a period of goal-setting for the Congregation’s next five years. We sat…

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Our new postulant arrives!

By Sister Jenny Howard | January 11, 2012 |

On Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, Arrianne Whittaker, a young woman from Waukesha, Wis., entered the postulancy of the Sisters of Providence. Arrianne had thought about becoming a sister since her sophomore year of high school. Following her graduation from Marquette University, Arrianne ministered at St. Ann Clinic in Terre Haute, Ind. as a Providence Volunteer…

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You can be someone’s present!

By Sister Editha Ben | December 7, 2011 |

Share the true expression of the Christmas spirit! Invite an elderly neighbor to dinner, visit a person who is homebound, clean the house of a single parent, comfort someone who is grieving or make a care package for someone who has lost his/her job. Simply reaching out to someone in need is the true expression…

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Mother, grandmother and sister?

By Rosie Blankenship | September 26, 2010 |

This article is reprinted from the fall 2010 issue of HOPE. A woman can only become a Sister of Providence if she is young, has never been married and is generally willing to cut ties with her family, right? Not so fast! Sister Marilú Covani is one of several SPs who have joined the Congregation…

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A vocation Q & A with Sister Jenny

By Sisters of Providence | September 26, 2010 |

This article is reprinted from the fall 2010 issue of HOPE. Sister Jenny Howard is the Sisters of Providence vocation director, a position she has held for nine years. She also is on the Congregation’s New Membership Team, which focuses on assisting the Congregation in inviting and welcoming new members and facilitates the development of…

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Meet Hannah!

By Sisters of Providence | January 5, 2010 |

Get to know Hannah Corbin as she warmly shares a part of her faith journey that has led her to joining the Sisters of Providence. Hannah Corbin is a postulant with the Sisters of Providence. Her spiritual journey has actually been a series of faith and service stepping stones, with each one leading naturally to…

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Pianos and Dina

By Christina Blust | April 16, 2009 |

Dina Bato has quite a handshake. One wouldn’t expect it from the friendly, quick to smile 32-year-old, but with one shake of that right hand, there is no doubt that this woman does not need help opening jars. Her impressive hand strength is no fluke. When Dina was 3 years old, a serious car accident…

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Living a fruitful vowed life

By Sister Bernice Kuper | September 26, 2007 |

This article is reprinted from the fall 2007 issue of HOPE. Almighty and eternal God, wishing to consecrate myself to your service, under the special protection of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, of my full and deliberate will, I, Sister N.N., take the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience according to the Constitutions approved by the…

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Preparing for perpetual vows: Sister Janice Smith finds wholeness

By Connie McCammon | September 13, 2007 |

This article is reprinted from fall 2007 issue of HOPE. A six-figure salary, a fulfilling job, good friends, a serious relationship, a condo in California and a great extended family — Sister Janice Smith thought she had it all. Motivated to succeed, Sister Janice soon scratched off several accomplishments from her check list after graduating…

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Professing first vows: Sister Su-Hsin Huang: an advertisement changed her life

By Becky Igo | September 13, 2007 |

This article is reprinted from fall 2007 issue of HOPE. In 2002, the United States was just as foreign to Sister Su-Hsin Huang as the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Then, an ad caught her eye and changed her life forever. “One day, I read this message about a summer weekend at the Sisters…

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All things possible with Sister Janice Smith

By Dave Cox | July 5, 2002 |

‘Now what? Now what!’ Sister Janice Smith remembers asking herself. The answer, for her, led her on the way to a life as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.

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