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Motherhood and Our Lady of Providence

By Sister Mary Rita Griffin | April 15, 2018 | 2 Comments

I realized that I had become a bit disconnected with the fact that the way in which I completed daily tasks was an answer to God’s calling. We all reflected on how we were living out our vocation and further discussed the realities of motherhood, the challenges and immense rewards. We discussed healthy ways to find balance and gentle reminders like, ‘it was a bad day, not a bad life’.  We focused on the strength and genius of femininity.

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The Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

By Sisters of Providence | January 1, 2018 | Comments Off on The Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

Join the Sisters of Providence to celebrate the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God with an 11 a.m. Mass on Monday, January 1, 2018 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. The service is open to the public and to people of all faith traditions.

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Contemplating Mary as the mother of Jesus as we prepare for Christmas

By Sister Mary Rita Griffin | December 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

When I prayerfully gaze at the picture, I remember God’s love through Mary’s example of mothering to Jesus, our Lord.

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The Feast of Our Lady of Providence and Día del Descubrimiento

By Mary Riley | November 18, 2017 | 1 Comment

Tucked away in the rear of the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary of-the Woods, Indiana, is the National Shrine of Our Lady of Providence. The shrine, established on May 1, 1925, is dedicated to the needs of all families. Over the years the sisters have received countless requests asking for Mary’s intercession…

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Take Time to Pray a Novena to Mary, Our Lady of Providence

By Sam Seymour | November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Sisters of Providence invite us to participate in the Novena to Our Lady of Providence, Queen of the Home on Nov. 9-17, and the Mass in honor of her Feast Day on Nov. 18. As we contemplate this invitation, we may find ourselves somewhat overwhelmed by the number of ways in which Jesus’ mother…

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Slow down before you speed up.

By Mary Riley | November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The inevitable rush of the holidays is once again upon us. Before you get swept away, take time to pause and remember your departed loved ones.

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Loving example from Our Lady of Providence inspires mom

By Sister Mary Rita Griffin | August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Each winter at the Retreat for Busy Catholic Moms, participants spend part of their time getting to know Our Lady of Providence.  Many of the women write about their experience and then allow us to share them with you. Christy Schmeckebier is a mother, wife, educator, Scout Leader who attended the 2017 retreat. She describes…

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God’s love takes the form of tender loving care

By Sister Mary Rita Griffin | February 28, 2017 | 4 Comments

As a convert, I had grown to cherish Mary despite my initial unfamiliarity with her veneration. But “Providence” in particular was not a vocabulary word I would have associated with Mary. Upon reflection, I believe this is due to my Protestant background. I was only familiar with the Calvinist-influenced understanding of “Providence” as fate, predestination … a rigid notion vastly removed from Mary’s love for all people.

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Pouring out your heart in prayer

By Sister Jan Craven | December 23, 2016 | 3 Comments

Remember our friend Jonah from the Jewish scriptures? He poured out his heart in prayer, saying, “In my distress I called to my God, and God answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry” (Jonah 2:2). Later in the same prayer, he says,…

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Join us in a Novena to Our Lady of Providence, Queen of the Home

By Mary Riley | November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Use these prayers in your home during these times, say them to yourself or say them together. By praying the Novena, we believe you will find yourself more at peace with yourself, your work life, your family life, among your friends and most especially, your God life.

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70 years with Our Lady of Providence

By Sister Mary Rita Griffin | November 1, 2016 | 3 Comments

This painting of Our Lady of Providence, Queen of the Home, was hung at the entrance of my home in 1946, when I was 10 years old. The painting greeted each person coming into our home, not only visitors but my parents, younger brother and me. It spoke to all of the loving care of Mary for each one that entered.

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Our Lady of Providence; Queen of the “Lake” Home

By Sister Mary Maxine Teipen | August 2, 2016 | 3 Comments

There were occasions for swimming in the deep, clear water and lounging on the deck afterward, or the churning of the lake water while enjoying a rapid jaunt in a speed boat, or perhaps venturing a solo excursion on the wave runner or enjoying the camaraderie of the paddle boat. True to her title of Our Lady of Providence through all these activities during all the years there was never a mishap or injury.

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