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Sister Denise reflection: 2012 Rite of Commitment

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | November 20, 2012 |

How wonderful to gather today to celebrate lives knit together in a profound way by the charism of the providence of God, by the conviction that God’s design for us and for Earth, for all creation is a compassionate and loving design! How wonderful to know ourselves called to be agents of “works of love,…

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Journey into Holy Mystery

By Jeannie Smith | October 22, 2012 |

This time of year our thoughts turn to a journey that ended and yet began in our beloved Woods so many years ago. We remember women of admirable courage: astonishing, really, what it must have taken for Mother Theodore and her companions to leave their well-loved land –for all they knew they would never see…

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Celebrating women deacons of the early Church

By Paul Beel | August 6, 2012 |

Sisters Concetta Bañez, Carol Nolan and Loretta Picucci of Coachella, Calif., once again opened their home and hosted a special prayer service and meal for Providence Associates, Candidate-Associates, sisters and friends on Friday, July 20, 2012, in their Providence in the Desert residence. The group met to celebrate the women deacons of the early Church.…

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Opening day of Providence Event 2012

By Connie McCammon | June 15, 2012 |

The Providence Event 2012, Providence: Mystical Window on the World opened Friday morning, June 15, in the O’Shaughnessy Dining Room in Providence Center with featured speaker Ron Rolheiser, OMI. The event was sponsored by the Women of Providence in Collaboration (WPC), an organization for sisters and associates who bear the name and charism of Providence.…

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Liza Hyatt publishes book of poetry

By Connie McCammon | March 22, 2012 |

Providence Associate Liza Hyatt of Indianapolis recently published a book of poetry titled, “Under My Skin.” Below, Liza shares some insight into her book and how it evolved. The book may be purchased online by visiting here. 1.) You’ve been working on this manuscript since 2005. What was your original impetus for wanting to create…

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Opening prayer February 2012 advisory board meeting

By Connie McCammon | February 8, 2012 |

The following prayer and blessing opened the Feb. 4, 2012, Providence Associates Advisory Board meeting. The prayer and blessing were created by Sister Margaret Kelly, Pat Gill, PA, and Lenore Renier, PA. Since this was the first meeting for Debbie Dillow, PA, as the assistant director and General Officer Sister Dawn Tomaszewski as the General…

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Debbie Dillow ‘excited & humbled’ by new position

By Connie McCammon | January 10, 2012 |

The Providence Associates Advisory Board is excited to welcome Debbie Dillow, PA, as the new assistant director of the relationship. Debbie has been an associate since 2008 and has served on the advisory board since last spring. Debbie hails from Lizton, Ind. Debbie’s connection to the Congregation is unique. She wasn’t educated by the Sisters…

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Remembering 2011 in photos

By Connie McCammon | December 28, 2011 |

2011 was a busy one for Providence Associates, Candidate-Associates and the Sisters of Providence. We bade farewell to Sister Mary Alice Zander, first director of the Providence Associate Relationship, in March. But as Sister Mary Alice would have wanted it, we kept busy throughout the year. Last spring’s retreat featured then-General Officer Sister Marie McCarthy…

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Sister Denise reflection: 2011 Rite of Commitment

By Sisters of Providence | November 12, 2011 |

On Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, 15 Providence Candidate-Associates made their first commitments in a ceremony and Eucharistic Liturgy in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. General Superior Sister Denise Wilkinson provided the following reflection during the Rite of Commitment and Renewal. Note: Click here to see photos from the day. When I was praying today’s…

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A powerful retreat

By Connie McCammon | April 1, 2011 |

Deepening the Providence Story was the theme of this spring’s retreat held at the Woods April 1-3, 2011. Nearly 50 Providence Associates and Candidate-Associates participated in this weekend of spiritual renewal. Each evening ended and each morning started with prayer. Part of this retreat was remembering the life and ministry of Sister Mary Alice Zander,…

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Remembering a friend

By Connie McCammon | March 17, 2011 |

This blog is written from my heart about a woman who was more than a colleague, but a friend. You see, I have been privileged to work for and with Sister Mary Alice Zander for the last six years. I work in the communications part of the Mission Advancement office, and I was blessed with…

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Throw it on the Fire

By Jessi McGuire Blessinger | November 30, 2010 |

It had been one of those days: my 3 year old was tearing up and down the aisles of our grocery store despite my protests, my newborn was issuing plaintive cries of hunger as I lamely shoved a pacifier her way, and I discovered after an hour of shopping and bargain hunting that I had…

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