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Sister Kathleen Bernadette Smith: love of God strengthens love of others

By Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp | January 12, 2022 |

Kate found the “fit” she was looking for with the Sisters of Providence. She found a group of religious women whose spirituality fit with hers and who shared her love of music. For Sister Kate, both of those characteristics define much of who she is.

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Oral history: Sister Joyce Brophy, inspiring confidence in others

By Debbie Griffey | December 28, 2021 |

“I think it is my Irish heritage. When I get worked up about something I go to Chapel. I say, ‘Okay, Lord. You got me into this. It’s your job to help me work it out, Providence of God.’” If something bad was there, something good would always come along. Being an administrator, a supervisor, a leader in any capacity brings the challenge with the reward.

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Discernment series virtual mini-retreats

By Amy Miranda | December 10, 2021 |

What is discernment, anyway? How can this method of prayerful reflective exploring and listening help you ascertain where God is leading you? Find out in this virtual mini-retreat series.

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Discernment series virtual mini-retreats

By Amy Miranda | December 10, 2021 |

What is discernment, anyway? How can this method of prayerful reflective exploring and listening help you ascertain where God is leading you? Find out in this virtual mini-retreat series.

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Video: Sisters of Providence share values of religious life

By Sisters of Providence | November 14, 2021 |

We invite you to take a few minutes to listen to wisdom, advice and vocation stories from eight of our Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Enjoy!

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Virtual Advent retreat for single women

By Amy Miranda | November 4, 2021 |

18 to 42 are invited to join Sisters of Providence for virtual discussion on three of six sessions of the “Pray as you go” Stepping Beyond Advent retreat. We welcome you to participate in the app retreat written by Fr Paul Pace SJ, with us, and join us for discussion and prayer.

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Virtual Advent retreat for single women

By Amy Miranda | November 4, 2021 |

18 to 42 are invited to join Sisters of Providence for virtual discussion on three of six sessions of the “Pray as you go” Stepping Beyond Advent retreat. We welcome you to participate in the app retreat written by Fr Paul Pace SJ, with us, and join us for discussion and prayer.

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Virtual Advent retreat for single women

By Amy Miranda | November 4, 2021 |

18 to 42 are invited to join Sisters of Providence for virtual discussion on three of six sessions of the “Pray as you go” Stepping Beyond Advent retreat. We welcome you to participate in the app retreat written by Fr Paul Pace SJ, with us, and join us for discussion and prayer.

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Virtual Advent retreat for single women

By Amy Miranda | November 4, 2021 |

18 to 42 are invited to join Sisters of Providence for virtual discussion on three of six sessions of the “Pray as you go” Stepping Beyond Advent retreat. We welcome you to participate in the app retreat written by Fr Paul Pace SJ, with us, and join us for discussion and prayer.

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Sisters of Providence welcome new postulant

By Jason Moon | September 27, 2021 |

‘I now feel at peace. I’m happy because I’m in God’s home.’

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New postulant Leslie Dao enters the Sisters of Providence

By Amy Miranda | September 23, 2021 |

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, we welcomed our new postulant, Leslie Dao of Saint Louis, Missouri, to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods! We are greatly blessed.
The simple postulant entrance ceremony began with prayer with Leslie’s family (her oldest brother and his wife accompanied Leslie to the Woods). Then those in new membership who had been accompanying Leslie walked with her to the doors of Providence Hall where Leslie knocked and was welcomed by the General Superior. A small blessing and welcoming ceremony followed.
Please keep Leslie in your prayers as she enters her time of formation as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Sister Joni Luna makes perpetual profession of vows

By Jason Moon | August 27, 2021 |

‘I had to undergo a makeover, which included shedding old, unuseful ideas that did not serve me spiritually.’

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