It has been a very privileged ministry! — working closer with the women and men who have the sincere desire to deepen their own Providence Spirituality. I’ve been wonderfully impacted by watching them grow and unfold into human beings who are carrying the spirit of Providence within their own minds and hearts.
There is a sense of community among the associates and sisters in this relationship. We support each other via prayer, local gatherings in circles and virtually as we add to our spirituality. This is a journey not only with the Divine but also with people of like mind. As Providence Associates we bring love, mercy and justice to the people we encounter in our everyday lives.
Have you heard? Sister Sue Paweski was recently named co-director of the Providence Associate relationship. Get to know Sister Sue, in her own words, here!
Nourishing body, spirit,and soul within.
Do you not hear it calling you?
I would say that if you are looking for a connection with people who care deeply about intimacy with God by following Jesus and standing with those of the edge of society, then become a Providence Associate!
Bonds change us, love transforms us. When I arrived back at the Woods I could only thank God for our Saint Mother Theodore. She unites us – sister to sister, sister to associate, associate to associate.
I’ll repent and forgive
Small acts of kindness matter
Take a spiritual and historic walk around some of the sacred spaces at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from the comfort of your armchair. We hope you enjoy reflecting on these sacred Woods.
“The common vision that we share is love for Providence, for each other, and for life — all life.”
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.
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 what constitutes both family and holiness these days. Is there a New Year’s Resolution to Continue Reading »
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.