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Providence Community Spring Retreat 2022 – Images of God

By Amy Miranda | March 11, 2022 |

How do you visualize the Divine? Our perception of God colors how we view our world. Members of the Providence community: Providence Associates, candidate-associates and Sisters of Providence are invited…

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Find greater meaning, community as a Providence Associate

By Jason Moon | January 12, 2022 |

If you are looking for spiritual enrichment, support, a community, or a sense of mission, God may be nudging you to become a Providence Associate of the Sisters of Providence

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Pondering Christ’s birth in our hearts

By Diane Hartman | December 24, 2021 |

Mary, though feeling confused and filled with questions, was faithful and obeyed the angel’s instructions. She must have been blindsided by the situation that she was thrust into. But by her faith she was obedient and surrendered to God’s will.

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Walking a labyrinth: one Providence Associate’s experience

By Alice Shelton | December 3, 2021 |

I think walking a labyrinth can be a prayer experience in the same way that anything we do with quiet reverence and intention is prayer. I find sitting in prayer very challenging. The helpful part of labyrinth as a prayer practice is that it is an embodied experience. The path allows me to bring my whole self.

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One Good Day: Thoughts on Thanksgiving

By Lori Strawn | November 25, 2021 |

Thanksgiving this year, in many ways, hearkens back to Thanksgivings of old. As a nation, we remain bitterly divided politically. Those on the margins face terrible persecution. But mightn’t we still manage to have one good day together?

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The call of Providence

By Amy Miranda | November 21, 2021 |

At the orientation, each Providence Associate candidate shared what brought them to the Providence Community. Here is some of what they shared.

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Will you listen to your heart: A foundation day reflection

By Debbie Dillow | October 22, 2021 |

As we celebrate the hope-filled beginnings and sacrifices offered to create this Providence community, I ask: What about you? Will you listen to your heart? Will you answer the call?

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Eighteen make commitment as Providence Associates

By Jason Moon | October 13, 2021 |

‘This means I’m accepted and part of something bigger than myself. I’m part of a mission and tradition that’s been at the Woods since 1840.’

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A reflection on the 2021 Providence Associate Commitment and Renewal

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 12, 2021 |

We certainly support all your efforts on behalf of God’s mission of Providence wherever you may be

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Providence Associate Rite of First Commitment

By Amy Miranda | October 9, 2021 |

Join us at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, as 20 new Providence Associates make their first commitments to living out in their own lives the Sisters of Providence mission of love, mercy and justice. All are welcome to join us for the event via livestream.

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Seeing Saint Mother Theodore’s writings in new lights: A feast day reflection

By Ezra (Kyle) Meadors | October 3, 2021 |

The pandemic gave new meaning to her words, “ … for you will see many things in new lights if you give the Holy Spirit free access to your minds and hearts.”

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Love, mercy, justice: working together to welcome the stranger

By Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp | September 23, 2021 |

ne TeKolste’s reflection on her family’s journey to welcome an asylum family with the same love with which Mother Theodore and her companions were welcomed by the Thralls family more than 180 years ago.

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