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.Read more
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.Read more
My Irish Mother introduced me to devotion to Mary the day I was born by naming me Marie Louise. She had a great and lifelong devotion to Mary and was happy when our teachers, the Sisters of Providence, referred to her as Our Lady of Providence.Read more
‘But it is through many years of praying the rosary daily, reflecting anew each morning on the Mysteries appropriate for that day, that I’ve gained some insight into how Mary served, and still serves, as Our Lady of Providence. Although most of the Mysteries have served that purpose, a few have been special sources of inspiration for me.’Read more
The Providence Advent calendar here begins with the first Sunday of Advent and uses quotes of Sisters of Providence (SP) and Providence Associates (PA) found on the SP website and in other PA and SP materials. May it help you enter into this season with reflections and actions for each day of Advent! You might want to keep an Advent journal to capture your reflections.Read more
Sister Mary Rita Griffin is a person who radiates passion and takes her ministry to heart. Her role as Our Lady of Providence shrine coordinator, which she took on in July of 2014, is no exception to her single-hearted character.
“I have been amazed by the rich friendships that are happening through my role all centered on Our Lady of Providence,” Sister Mary says. “It’s a growing role for me as more people share their love for her, and I love the international flavor of it.”
Sister Denise Wilkinson, general superior of the Sisters of Providence, encourages mothers and the important job of raising children. She references Our Lady of Providence and the relocation of her national shrine in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, as a source of strength and hope.Read more
Through the Our Lady of Providence ministry, the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods offer spiritual support and guidance for the real needs of families today. Plan a visit to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Providence located at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Or submit a prayer request to be placed in the shrine.