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Saying yes to the vows

By Sister Emily TeKolste | June 27, 2019 |

As I say “Yes!” to these great unknowns, I am excited to see the ways that Providence will draw these vows into my life. I’m excited to see the way they will shape me into my most authentic self. I’m excited to see what religious life will come to be as we navigate this time of transition.

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Grumbling with Saint Mother Theodore

By Amy Miranda | June 11, 2019 |

Saint Mother Theodore, truly I have great need of your prayers. I am quite a grumbler.

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Resting on holy ground: new cremains burial options at the Woods

By Sister Ann Casper | May 24, 2019 |

That seed has blossomed into a new outreach ministry for the Sisters of Providence. We will now receive for inurnment at the Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, the cremains of persons other than members of the Congregation.

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The ever-expanding community of Providence

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | May 24, 2019 |

This has had profound impact on our concept of community. We now embrace an understanding of Providence — of God’s design and desire for all of us — which helps us know that we are united with all that exists. That everything is connected.

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The living and growing Providence Associate relationship in California and beyond

By Sister Carol Nolan | May 14, 2019 |

My hands-on experience with Providence Associates came in California, during the time of our ministry at Providence in the Desert teaching English to migrant farm workers in Coachella. Our Providence Associates become a part of our community. They assist us as they are able: with their prayers, their contributions, their traveling the long distances to participate in our gatherings, and with their outreach, both in California and in Indiana.

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The Easter Triduum: celebrating our salvation story

By Gene Majewski | April 17, 2019 |

As we enter these last three days of Holy Week — called the Easter Three Days, the Triduum — I wish you every grace and blessing!
May we be transformed by the Paschal Triduum and may it strengthen our commitment to Jesus.

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Providence Associate spring retreat

By Amy Miranda | March 8, 2019 |

The Providence Community: Sisters of Providence, Providence Associates and Providence Associate candidates are invited to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods March 8-10, 2019, to attend the upcoming Providence Associate spring retreat. Sister Dianne Bergant, C.S.A. will present on: Community of Earth: How Do We Understand Our Common Home?

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Providence Associates reflect on the year of integration

By Lori Strawn | February 22, 2019 |

“I developed an understanding of ‘community,’ a feeling of inclusiveness and the power of presence with God, Saint Mother Theodore and each other. It was a mystical time.” Providence Associates share about the life-giving year of integration as they moved toward becoming Providence Associates of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Sandwich and service are part of a larger mission

By Amy Miranda | January 10, 2019 |

With that sandwich comes evidence that somebody cares. A smile. A question of how is your day. Health updates. Playful banter. For the past several years, Providence Associates Karen Goehl and Rosaline Secrest have headed up the volunteers who distribute nearly 80 sack lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays to people in need.

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What is your word for 2019?

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 31, 2018 |

I want to pass on the gift of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

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World AIDS Day: Sisters respond to AIDS epidemic, part 2

By Ezra (Kyle) Meadors | December 1, 2018 |

In 1993, Sister Carole Kimes was ministering as a hospice nurse in Indianapolis. “One of my patients who touched me most was Bill,” said Sister Carole. “He taught me how those living with AIDS were alienated from others due to fear. He taught me about loving the person and not fearing the person because of diagnosis.”

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Remembering sisters’ loving response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic

By Ezra (Kyle) Meadors | November 30, 2018 |

“It struck me as something I would be very interested in. I was attracted to the fact that it was a place for people who are alienated,” Sister Marilyn Therese Lipps remembered thinking after reading about a new center opening up in the 1980s in response to the local AIDS crisis.

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