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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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…Read more
100 years in Asia, Sister Mary Jo honored and more. Catch up on the latest news and updates from the Sisters of Providence.Read more
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.Read more
“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.
Mostly, being a Providence Associate keeps me connected to the past and the future. The Sisters of Providence were my teachers, academically and by example. Sisters are now employed in areas that focus on leadership in areas benefiting the common good and loving by example. Who wouldn’t want to be associated with the faith, courage and intelligence to go forward into the ever-changing world?Read more
Get a feel for who the Providence Associate community is and find inspiration in these stories. Reflections, poetry, articles and more by and about Providence Associates. Are you being called to walk with the Sisters of Providence as a Providence Associate?