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Thin times and profound connection

Posted on July 8, 2017 at 4:50 am by

I don’t know that I have profound ideas about “thin times” as much as I have great curiosity and now new terminology to describe moments when it seems the veil is most sheer between the living and those who have passed. Between two hearts who hear each other’s song. For those times when the divine shines through the eyes of those in our midst and pierces the heart. Continue reading

Father’s Day and the Beatitudes

Posted on June 15, 2017 at 4:48 am by

Advice for father’s pulled from the Beatitudes: be humble as Jesus was humble. Practice meekness by connecting with your family by asking questions and actively listening to the responses. Practice mercy and be thankful for the graces that God has bestowed upon you in your life. Continue reading

What does Mother Theodore have to say about …

Posted on June 9, 2017 at 4:54 am by

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a searchable database with all of our favorite quotations from Saint Mother Theodore Guerin? Well now there is!
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The gift of Earth: a prayer moment

Posted on May 28, 2017 at 4:35 am by

Challenges for the week to tend to the gift of Earth:
• Spend time in nature;
• Look out for life, human and other, in your little patch of the world;
• Live compassionately toward all God’s creatures; Continue reading

Singing for the sisters

Posted on May 21, 2017 at 3:38 am by

The most touching duet was that of Rod and Sister Terese Marie Havlik, Rod’s 8th grade teacher, whom he hadn’t seen in almost 49 years. Sister Terese Marie knew every word, sang and moved gently to the music. Continue reading

Providence Associate obituaries summer 2017

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 9:00 am by

Please join us in praying for these Providence Associates who have died in the past several months. Continue reading

Unity and difference: blessings of engagement for local church members and the Sisters of Providence

Posted on May 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm by

To date, 11 members of Central Christian Church have become Providence Associates or are candidates, including the pastor! Karen Sagraves says many synergies exist between Central Christian Church and the Sisters of Providence. “We’re both very inclusive, related to ecumenical issues and relationships with others. We’re both justice-oriented and progressive.” Continue reading

Saint Mother Theodore statue dedicated in Ruillé, France

Posted on May 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm by

Sunday was a joyous occasion for French and U.S. Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College staff and alums, and many others, when a bronze statue of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin was dedicated at the motherhouse of the Sisters of Providence  Continue Reading »

Spring cleaning, spiritual cleaning

Posted on May 5, 2017 at 4:16 am by

The dawning of spring invites us to a spiritual cleaning, as well. Time to clear out and make space for a new way of being in the world. The choices are many:
• To be attentive or to be distracted
• To be blessing or to be blaming Continue reading

There are so many things to love!

Posted on April 29, 2017 at 4:52 am by

“It’s a deep, deep going inside yourself to find out who God is calling you to be.” Providence Associate Debbie Dillow tells what she loves about being a Providence Associate of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in this video. Continue reading

Providence Associate Arthur Snyder: a rewarding faith journey with the Sisters of Providence

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 4:20 am by

I have been mentored and learned a great deal about spirituality and life in general. I now know the real importance of living a life based on love, mercy and justice — not just the meaning of the words. Continue reading

Where God walks: a poetic response to deeply spiritual places

Posted on April 22, 2017 at 4:07 am by

There are places God has glanced
with lightest touch of hand, some swept,
palm to earth, and some in which God’s hand
sinks into soil like a sculptor’s hand in clay, that shout … Continue reading

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