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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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Celebrations, decisions, being community and the future: SP General Chapter 2021

By Sisters of Providence | October 28, 2021 |

The 40th General Chapter of the Sisters of Providence may have been delayed by Covid-19, but it wasn’t stopped. Members of the Providence Community gathered from near and far at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Oct. 21-25. It was so good to be together again! We prayed and played, planned and listened and selected leadership for the next five years. We have so much to be thankful for!

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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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New Providence Associate Commitment 2021

By Amy Miranda | October 14, 2021 |

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 was a day of joy and celebration as we welcomed 18 new Providence Associates. Most were able to gather in person this year to profess their commitments to the mission of love, mercy and justice. We are so thankful that God is calling such wonderful women and men to walk this journey with the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods as part of our Community of Providence. Learn more about the Providence Associate relationship here.

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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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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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Mother Theodore, Providence Associate Kate Childs Graham: writers encouraging goodness

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | September 23, 2021 |

It’s doubtful Mother Theodore wrote so her words would be preserved. She may have written to encourage others to persevere. Providence Associate Kate Childs Graham, speech writer for Vice President Kamala Harris, seems to have that same hope — that her writing will encourage others to persevere in living lives of faith, commitment, candor and compassion.

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Get to know Providence Associate Beverly Adams

By Beverly Adams | August 26, 2021 |

With the next year’s invite, I decided why not give the Providence Associates a try? My first visit to the Woods was astonishing. Once on the inside, there was a sense of peace. All of God’s disciples were welcoming, nice and full of love. That has become one of the best life-altering choices I’ve made.

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Get to know Providence Associate Julia Lopez-Kaley

By Amy Miranda | August 2, 2021 |

Being a Providence Associate continues to remind me that I am part of something bigger than myself. I have a community that I am deeply connected to, even though I live at a significant distance. It is so life-giving to be reminded of meaning and purpose in life.

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Vow Ceremony

By Amy Miranda | July 23, 2021 |

Join us virtually as two Sisters of Providence profess vows on August 14 at 2 p.m. Sister Joni Luna, SP, will be professing final vows. Sister Jessica Vitente, SP, will…

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