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Providence in the Desert

Nuns on the bus; nuns in the desert

By Sister Carol Nolan | June 8, 2013 |

Sister Carol Nolan tells of the planned June 13 visit to her Providence in the Desert ministry by the social justice lobbying group Nuns on the Bus in an effort to bring about commonsense immigration reform.

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National Catholic Rural Life Conference highlights Providence in the Desert

By Amy Miranda | August 30, 2012 |

Click here to read the National Catholic Rural Life Conference’s coverage of Providence in the Desert’s ministry to Mexican immigrants in rural Coachella, Calif.

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Student shines in the Desert

By Amy Miranda | August 8, 2012 |

Congratulations to Providence in the Desert student-turned-teacher Martha Langarica on being named Student of the Year and earning a certificate as a top achiever in her English language classes at…

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Guerin Outreach Ministries: Catholic religious sisters offer English classes, friendship to residents of St. Anthy Trailer Park in rural Mecca, Calif.

By Amy Miranda | June 6, 2012 | Comments Off on Guerin Outreach Ministries: Catholic religious sisters offer English classes, friendship to residents of St. Anthy Trailer Park in rural Mecca, Calif.

Martha Arrendondo is 46 years old and has been in the United States for 26 years. She works in the grape fields in and around the Coachella Valley in California.…

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Sisters with California’s Providence in the Desert offer English classes, friendship

By Amy Miranda | June 6, 2012 |

Martha Arrendondo is 46 years old and has been in the United States for 26 years. She works in the grape fields in and around the Coachella Valley in California.…

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Dynamic Providence in the Desert founder celebrates 60 years as a religious Sister

By Amy Miranda | September 7, 2011 |

The trailer park residents at the east end of the Coachella Valley in Southern California are some of the poorest people in the United States. Mostly immigrant farm workers from…

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Local company supports Providence in the Desert student

By Amy Miranda | October 6, 2010 | Comments Off on Local company supports Providence in the Desert student

Burrtec Waste Management and Recycling, which serves southern California, is providing an educational opportunity to a Thermal resident. Beginning in August, Burrtec is subsidizing Martha Langarica to attend intensive English…

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Immigrant’s success is what Providence in the Desert is all about

By Amy Miranda | April 26, 2010 | Comments Off on Immigrant’s success is what Providence in the Desert is all about

Martha Langarica is a shining example of what Providence in the Desert is all about. Martha came to the United States from the state of Nayarit in Mexico 25 years…

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Providence in the Desert opens new doors for student

By Amy Miranda | April 9, 2010 | Comments Off on Providence in the Desert opens new doors for student

Martha Langarica is a shining example of what Providence in the Desert is all about. Martha came to the United States from the state of Nayarit in Mexico 25 years…

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Three Sisters of Providence collaborate on project for Providence in the Desert

By Sisters of Providence | January 28, 2010 | Comments Off on Three Sisters of Providence collaborate on project for Providence in the Desert

Three Sisters of Providence from across the country recently came together to collaborate on a special project. A donor to Providence in the Desert, an SP sponsored ministry under Guerin…

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Providence in the Desert receives Foley Grant

By Sisters of Providence | July 2, 2009 | Comments Off on Providence in the Desert receives Foley Grant

Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods ministering to the second- poorest population in the United States have just received a boost to support their ministry. Thanks to a Coachella Valley,…

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Giving her whole self to music

By Cheryl Casselman | May 26, 2009 |

This article is reprinted from the summer 2009 issue of HOPE. A Sister of Providence since 1951, Sister Carol Nolan has been teaching music since 1953. She was the first…

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