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The Easter Triduum: celebrating our salvation story

By Gene Majewski | April 17, 2019 | 1 Comment

As we enter these last three days of Holy Week — called the Easter Three Days, the Triduum — I wish you every grace and blessing!
May we be transformed by the Paschal Triduum and may it strengthen our commitment to Jesus.

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Providence Associate spring retreat

By Amy Miranda | March 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Providence Community: Sisters of Providence, Providence Associates and Providence Associate candidates are invited to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods March 8-10, 2019, to attend the upcoming Providence Associate spring retreat. Sister Dianne Bergant, C.S.A. will present on: Community of Earth: How Do We Understand Our Common Home?

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Providence Associates reflect on the year of integration

By Lori Strawn | February 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

“I developed an understanding of ‘community,’ a feeling of inclusiveness and the power of presence with God, Saint Mother Theodore and each other. It was a mystical time.” Providence Associates share about the life-giving year of integration as they moved toward becoming Providence Associates of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Sandwich and service are part of a larger mission

By Amy Miranda | January 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

With that sandwich comes evidence that somebody cares. A smile. A question of how is your day. Health updates. Playful banter. For the past several years, Providence Associates Karen Goehl and Rosaline Secrest have headed up the volunteers who distribute nearly 80 sack lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays to people in need.

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What is your word for 2019?

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 31, 2018 | 2 Comments

I want to pass on the gift of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

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World AIDS Day: Sisters respond to AIDS epidemic, part 2

By Ezra (Kyle) Meadors | December 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

In 1993, Sister Carole Kimes was ministering as a hospice nurse in Indianapolis. “One of my patients who touched me most was Bill,” said Sister Carole. “He taught me how those living with AIDS were alienated from others due to fear. He taught me about loving the person and not fearing the person because of diagnosis.”

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Remembering sisters’ loving response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic

By Ezra (Kyle) Meadors | November 30, 2018 | 3 Comments

“It struck me as something I would be very interested in. I was attracted to the fact that it was a place for people who are alienated,” Sister Marilyn Therese Lipps remembered thinking after reading about a new center opening up in the 1980s in response to the local AIDS crisis.

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Well-Being … What does it mean? Consider …

By Jude Magers | November 14, 2018 | 9 Comments

Well-being is two words brought together as a way to express life experience

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A Reflection for the Providence Associates commitment and renewal

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | November 12, 2018 | 2 Comments

There is nothing more important, more radical, more necessary than community

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What brings you here?

By Amy Miranda | October 25, 2018 | 2 Comments

Renewing spirituality, searching for an action-oriented faith community, finding ministry support, coming home to old friends. The new Providence Associate candidates reasons for starting a journey with the Sisters of Providence are as varied as the women and men themselves.

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Foundation day: a community effort

By Sister Sue Paweski | October 20, 2018 | 3 Comments

Each of the founding sisters brought unique and much needed skills and gifts to the fledgling community. The same is true today; except that our tent is much bigger.

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Blessed Sacrament Chapel: transforming hearts through prayer

By Amy Miranda | September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

“In this day and age and the world we live in — so fast moving — I believe prayer is very important, most important. I get back so much more than I ever give. I get a deeper faith. I’m just a better person for it. And it really gives me a lot of peace and comfort,” said Providence Associate Mickie Lane-Fredericks

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