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The social-distancing of an extrovert

By Mary Heins | April 7, 2020 |

I feel a new sense of peace. It’s something different from what I’ve felt before, just because I’ve listened more closely. This is a new peace and awareness and I do not take it lightly.

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BEing Providence in the World

By Michelle Barrentine | April 1, 2020 |

For me, this was a providential encounter of Beginning Encounter (BE) and the Providence Associate program. After my husband died in 2010, I came to my “BE Weekend.” I joined the team in late 2011 and have been, in Henry Nouwen’s words, a “wounded healer” ever since, serving in various capacities, helping myself while helping others like me.

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Prayer of Reunion

By Jason Moon | March 23, 2020 |

Please join the Sisters of Providence and all who share in the charism of Providence by saying this prayer at 3 p.m. daily, wherever you may be.

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A reflection for the week

By Jason Moon | March 23, 2020 |

These reflections will be encouraging and thoughtful for all who are seeking God in these difficult times.

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Prayer for an unusual Lent

By Marilyn Rausch | March 22, 2020 |

Amidst all the prescribed “social distancing” we are still not alone. Jesus’ message to his apostles in Gethsemane was to “watch and pray” as he went off to be alone for a while. Jesus’ message to us is also to watch and pray, particularly as we spend these days in ways we never imagined.

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Finally: a signature I am most proud of

By Jane Fischer | March 18, 2020 |

Fast forward to today and a new signature style. I use it regularly now and love it when someone asks what it means. I use it when I sign in as a volunteer, when I complete a guest register, and when I share my name and contact information.

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The world is in truth a holy place: Providence Associates spring retreat

By Amy Miranda | March 13, 2020 |

Understanding Earth as a sacred and holy place is critical to our call to preserve and care for all Creation. Sister Paul Bernadette Bounk, CSJ, will present possibilities for spiritual engagement through reflection, table talk and ritual. This yearly retreat brings together Providence Associates and Sisters of Providence for deepening reflection and community time. Sister Paul Bernadette brings to the retreat her years of experience in eco-justice and her ministry as a spiritual guide.

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Come, take my hand …

By Jean Brown | March 7, 2020 |

I found myself more vulnerable, which can be unsettling for sure. But, you see, I never felt alone, which makes all the difference! I felt upheld by all the Sisters of Providence, past and present, who have been down this path. I am still in wonder and filled with gratitude by the fact that they beckon us to follow.

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Providence Community Cemetery blessed

By Sister Ann Casper | January 13, 2020 |

In the summer issue of HOPE magazine, we Sisters of Providence laid out our plans for our newest outreach ministry: the creation of Providence Community Cemetery. Here we will receive for interment the cremains of persons other than members of the Congregation. The columbarium wall housing two columbaria was completed in early November. The columbaria…

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Newsnotes: the latest from the Sisters of Providence

By Sisters of Providence | January 13, 2020 |

100 years in Asia, Sister Mary Jo honored and more. Catch up on the latest news and updates from the Sisters of Providence.

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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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Wisdom and the beauty of life as a Sister of Providence

By Sisters of Providence | January 9, 2020 |

“I have spent my life praising God … and as a Sister of Providence my ‘spirit rejoices in God my Savior!’”
Sisters of Providence celebrating 60, 70 and 75 years share their wisdom.

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