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Providence Associates, Sisters of Providence: 10 years in relationship

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 9:30 am by

“The common vision that we share is love for Providence, for each other, and for life — all life.” Continue reading

Led by Providence to educate and serve: Diana Garza, PA

Posted on January 11, 2018 at 4:54 am by

As a Providence Associate, you become part of a community of strong, progressive women religious, and you help promote the Sisters of Providence’s mission of love, mercy, and justice in service among God’s people. Continue reading

All of life is one holy family (New Year’s, 2018)

Posted on December 31, 2017 at 5:04 am by

In the Catholic Church world this New Year’s Eve we will celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. This coincidence of the Feast of the Holy Family and New Year’s Eve got me thinking about my notions of family and  Continue Reading »

Prayer and action: new Providence Associates look forward to the future

Posted on December 5, 2017 at 4:50 am by

It changed my view of God from a thunderbolt thrower to a God who is always caring for me. It also made me want to be God’s hands here on earth spreading word of God’s Providence and way of charity, justice and love. Continue reading

The wonder of waiting: an Advent reflection

Posted on December 3, 2017 at 4:24 am by

Isn’t this what Advent is all about? Listening to the quiet in our hearts, waiting for the whisper of God? Continue reading

New Providence Associates share their journey

Posted on December 1, 2017 at 4:14 am by

“I am also excited about the future! I know this is just one big step towards a future working with the sisters and associates to bring forth love, mercy, and justice to the world.” Continue reading

Celebrating the Providence Associates: 10 years in relationship

Posted on November 29, 2017 at 2:06 pm by

Sisters of Providence share how they feel about Providence Associates: They give us hope for fresh energy and prophetic wisdom. They give hope for all of us now and into the future united for mission. Providence Associates give us all a greater appreciation of what Providence means. They give us a spiritual and inspirational uplift. They broaden our spirituality. Continue reading

Providence people: a reflection for Providence Associate rite of first commitment

Posted on November 18, 2017 at 3:33 am by

Let’s abide in being Sisters of Providence and Providence Associates during the coming year and cultivate the union among us by:
So loving our neighbor that we foster community and communion wherever we go.
So showing mercy that we engender hope wherever we go.
So doing justice that our actions and advocacy lead to change and reduce the violence and hatred in our world.
The world does need us for this. And what a sweet and powerful Providence that would be. Continue reading

“Providence has always guided my life”: Providence Associate Rae Huffman

Posted on November 3, 2017 at 4:32 am by

“I was invited to begin the process to learn about Providence and what it would mean to be in relationship to the sisters. I felt that my prayers had been answered,” says Providence Associate Rae Huffman. “I learned that there are many ways to follow the call of Providence and have a connection to the Sisters of Providence.” Continue reading

Faithfulness and God’s mission: a Foundation Day reflection

Posted on October 22, 2017 at 4:46 am by

I find strength in the passages written by Mother Theodore that are oft quoted and perhaps even more so in the lesser-known stories of her day-to-day life. She walked the grounds of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and cared so much for the fledgling school, its students and the teachers. I believe that her prayers are still with us and perhaps with me in a special way because I now watch over the school that she created. Continue reading

Empowering women, changing lives: Fair Trade meets Mother Theodore

Posted on October 21, 2017 at 4:10 am by

The core values of Global Mamas (and Fair Trade, in general) are consistent with the core values enumerated by the Sisters of Providence, namely:
• Focusing on the common good (Love);
• Working to alleviate the suffering of others in some direct way (Mercy);
• Endeavoring to ensure fair and equitable treatment for all (Justice);
• Using Earth’s resources in a sustainable manner (Care for Creation); and
• Working together for the good of the whole (Community). Continue reading

Both, And

Posted on October 5, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Let’s not divide ourselves in another way. Don’t we have enough division? Both sides have something in common: We are tired of this and we want our world to be different. Continue reading

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