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Sister Joan Kirkpatrick: supporting lay people

By Connie McCammon | March 9, 2009 |

Sister Joan Kirkpatrick of Terre Haute, Ind. — 2008-2009 companion to Teresa Clark; 2007-2008 companion to Providence Associate Kay Sisk 1.) Why did you want to become a companion? As the number of members in the priesthood and religious communities continues to diminish, I see this as the era of the lay minister in the…

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Sister Mary Ann: growing as women in Providence

By Connie McCammon | March 9, 2009 |

Sister Mary Ann DeFazio is a companion to Kathleen Morris of Medford, Ore. Sister Mary Ann teaches theology at Guerin College Preparatory High School, River Grove, Ill. 1.) How did you become Kathleen Morris’s companion? I volunteered to be a companion when the associates program began. As the second year was about to begin, Sister…

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David Hammer makes his commitment

By Connie McCammon | January 11, 2009 |

On Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, David Hammer, a prisoner at the Terre Haute Federal Penitentiary, made his commitment as a Providence Associate. Attending the ceremony were Sister Rita Clare Gerardot, his companion and minister of record; Sister Mary Mundy, a friend; Sister Mary Alice Zander, director of Providence Associates; and Sister Camille D’Arienzo, RSM, of…

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Sister Denise reflection: 2008 Rite of Commitment

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | November 10, 2008 |

On Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, 32 candidate-associates made their first commitment as Providence Associates during the Rite of Commitment in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. During the Eucharistic Liturgy, 43 Providence Associates renewed their commitments. The following reflection was given by General Superior Sister Denise Wilkinson. I remember when Sister Mary Alice Zander and…

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2008 commitments

By Connie McCammon | November 10, 2008 |

The second group of Providence Associates made their first commitments during the Rite of Commitment in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Nov. 8, 2008. The following are their commitments that were accepted by General Superior Sister Denise Wilkinson and General Officer Sister Jane Marie Osterholt on behalf of the Congregation: Stay near to…

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Sister Denise welcomes new associates

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | November 19, 2007 |

General Superior Sister Denise Wilkinson’s reflection on the Feast of Our Lady of Providence during the Rite of Commitment for Providence Associates: Nov. 17, 2007: What a moment! Let’s revel in the celebration of this first in the 167 year history of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods! How wonderful that today all Sisters…

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2007 commitments

By Connie McCammon | November 19, 2007 |

On Nov. 17, 2007, the first-ever group of Providence Associates made their formal commitments to the Congregation during the Rite of Commitment in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. The following are their commitments that were accepted by General Superior Sister Denise Wilkinson and Sister Jane Marie Osterholt, general officer liaison to the associates, on…

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The time is now!

By Sisters of Providence | May 14, 2006 |

This article is reprinted from summer 2006 issue of HOPE. As Blessed Mother Theodore Guerin’s canonization draws near, the Sisters of Providence see this as a moment to ignite new passion and energy for mission! Mother Theodore is a woman for all time and for the universal church and world! “How appropriate and exciting for…

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