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Newsnotes: winter 2019 updates from the Sisters of Providence

By Sisters of Providence | January 10, 2019 |

Read some of the latest news and updates from the Sisters of Providence.

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Remembering Sister Kathryn McNulty

By Jason Moon | August 24, 2018 |

‘She was definitely a people person … She was welcoming, no matter how lousy she felt’

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A new perspective on assisted living

By Sister Donna Butler | January 19, 2018 |

“That the question of being in assisted living took me to a more profound level. Suddenly I realized that every one of us is in assisted living,” writes Sister Donna Butler

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New energy, focus for justice

By Sister Tracey Horan | October 3, 2016 |

Before discerning a focus, sisters and associates gave input on their priorities. Six key justice issues emerged: environment, human trafficking, immigration and refugees, anti-racism, women’s issues and nonviolence. Still … there was a clear desire for focus.

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Providence Family Services’ Annual Rummage Sale Breaks Records

By Sister Patricia Fillenwarth | December 22, 2015 |

Last year, Sister Patty Fillenwarth was quite pleased that the Providence Family Services annual rummage sale cracked $6,000 in proceeds. However, she couldn’t be happier with the results of this year’s sale, which took place at Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Chicago, Oct. 3 and 4: $7,654.13 was raised to help…

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Providence Family Services: support and welcome for the neighbor

By Amy Miranda | January 14, 2015 |

“Sister Patty gives me strength to go on. Life is hard and we all need each other,” said a counseling client at Providence Family Services in Chicago.

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Sister Patty talks love, mercy and justice

By Amy Miranda | January 14, 2015 |

“I tell people, if you get to know some of them personally, you might change your mind. If you hear their story …” says Sister Patty Fillenwarth.

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Sister Dorothy Gartland: neighborhood ministry making a difference

By Sister Dorothy Gartland | December 18, 2014 |

Fifteen of the best years of my life as a Sister of Providence were spent working as program director/supervisor of the after school homework program at Providence Family Services (PFS). I’ve had a wonderful life and maybe I’m a bit nostalgic, but truly Providence Family Services was and is an important part of our West Humboldt Park neighborhood here in Chicago.

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Sisters Lucy and Mary Fran cook up a good time

By Amy Miranda | September 27, 2014 |

“We prepare about 30 pounds of meat. The pulled pork sandwiches are complemented by a great horseradish coleslaw which Sister Lucy takes pride in making.”

Sisters Lucy Nolan and Mary Fran Keusal lovingly feed the volunteers and shoppers at the annual Providence Family Services rummage sale, held this year Oct. 4-5 in Chicago. They share their experience and even their recipe here.

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Sisters of Providence ministry snapshot

By Amy Miranda | July 14, 2014 |

A peek at Sisters of Providence ministries today.

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Frances Ginther: a partner in Providence

By Amy Miranda | November 15, 2013 |

This year’s Guerin Outreach Ministries Leadership and Advocacy Award winner Frances Ginther has a long association with the Sisters of Providence, one that helped to shape her life-long dedication to people in need.

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Counseling brings Providence Family Services client from darkness to light

By Amy Miranda | July 9, 2013 |

Help through counseling brings one woman’s life from darkness to light. Sister Patty Fillenwarth and her ministry at Providence Family Services in Chicago help real people who have nowhere else to turn to transform themselves.

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