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By Sisters of Providence | January 13, 2020 |

Sisters of Providence mission in Asia celebrates 100 years This November, the Providence community begins a year of celebration highlighting the 100th anniversary of the Congregation’s mission to China. As a first step, sisters, staff, associates and others began reading “Against All Odds,” a biography of the sisters’ mission written by Sister Ann Colette Wolf.…

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A journey to wider acceptance and love: Sister Tracey Horan and immigration

By Sister Tracey Horan | January 13, 2020 |

Like most stereotypes, my beliefs about immigrants most likely came from a combination of sources: messages I heard from the news, friends, and media that convinced me that immigrants were an inherent threat to my well-being.

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Immigration injustice: what can I do?

By Sister Cathy Campbell | January 13, 2020 |

Even a brief scan of daily headlines describing how immigrants are being treated at the Southern borders of the U.S. can cause a person of faith to cringe and cry out: “What can I do?”

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From fear to tranquility: Sister Dorothy Rasche and prison ministry

By Jason Moon | January 13, 2020 |

“Who wants to go in a prison?” Sister Dorothy lamented. “We were scared. We were afraid.”
After a brief pause, Sister Dorothy said, “It was ignorance and fear that made us scared.” Sister Dorothy tells of more than 40 years of prison ministry.

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From farming to teaching to counseling to care of Earth: Sister Ann Sullivan’s story

By Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp | January 13, 2020 |

The issues of land, air and water degradation weighed heavily on her, especially the effects that were becoming more problematic on our own Sisters of Providence land.

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Providence Associates: addressing the needs in our backyards

By Amy Miranda | January 13, 2020 |

We asked Providence Associates from around the country to tell us about an issue in “their own backyard” that they are passionate about. Here several Providence Associates share about a need and how they are responding.

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Ending the death penalty: what can we do?

By Jason Moon | January 13, 2020 |

One suggestion is to take action by adding your voice to the many calling for an end to the death penalty. You can sign pledges or send letters to elected officials. You can join groups in your state or join the National Action Team.

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Do something to care for Earth

By Mary Riley | January 13, 2020 |

Saving our planet. It sounds like a daunting task that only a superhero from a movie would undertake. Where would you even start and what can one person really do to help? The answer is simple. Do something. Do anything. Yes, it may seem overwhelming but the small changes you make really can add up.

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Call to Action: Attend Town Hall Meetings and Other Meet-the-Candidate Events!

By Sisters of Providence Advocacy Committee | January 9, 2020 |

the Political Engagement Team of the Climate Change Task Force would like to share the following suggestions gleaned from the Interfaith Power and Light website

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We all need a Polish grandpa! We all need the Christ Child.

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 20, 2019 |

We all need a Polish grandpa. We all need the Christ Child.

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Sending us out to encourage new sisters

By Diane Weidenbenner | December 12, 2019 |

Thank you for investing in the future of the Sisters of Providence

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Christmas Mourning

By Sister Connie Kramer | December 9, 2019 |

It is when I have done this kind of reflection and made life-giving decisions that I have allowed grief to be my teacher

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As a community dedicated to advocating for the marginalized, we Sisters of Providence join our voices with others in speaking out about many peace and justice issues of great importance in our world. Learn more about justice concerns dear to our hearts here.

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