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Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

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Providence Spirituality

“The God of Providence carries the entire mystery of the divine, ever trustworthy, never failing. The God of Providence offers all the possibilities for ourselves and the world, including both what God wants to happen and what God is willing to let happen because God honors the gift of human freedom. The choices are ours — truly free, but ever grounded in the grace of God, the Holy Mystery of Providence, about which there is ever more to be discovered.” – Sister Ruth Eileen Dwyer

Forgiveness Retreat

Posted on June 2, 2018

Inclusive love and forgiveness are themes throughout the Gospels — for good reasons. We are hurt, often by those who may not be aware they have hurt us. Occasionally we are hurt by those who are aware of the damage they do to persons and reputations, but continue to inflict pain on others through lies,  Continue Reading »

Bednar named new president at Guerin College Prep

Posted on May 17, 2018 at 5:30 am by

‘The Sisters of Providence commitment to works of love, mercy and justice inspires me and resonates with my own life.’

Remembering Providence High

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 5:30 am by

The sisters were my lifeline … I loved them. They cared.

The ‘month of our Mother’

Posted on May 10, 2018 at 5:30 am by

I clearly remember the ritual of May crowning throughout my 16 years of Sisters of Providence education

A poem inspired by spring at the Woods

Posted on April 27, 2018 at 4:24 am by

Reserves
Did Trees stand tall at your arrival?
Did Wind whisper a welcome in your ear?

Motherhood and Our Lady of Providence

Posted on April 15, 2018 at 4:09 am by

I realized that I had become a bit disconnected with the fact that the way in which I completed daily tasks was an answer to God’s calling. We all reflected on how we were living out our vocation and further discussed the realities of motherhood, the challenges and immense rewards. We discussed healthy ways to find balance and gentle reminders like, ‘it was a bad day, not a bad life’.  We focused on the strength and genius of femininity.

A reflection for Holy Week

Posted on March 29, 2018 at 5:30 am by

‘Let us remember his willingness to give everything, even his life, that justice might prevail on Earth.’

Easter 2018 reflection

Posted on March 28, 2018 at 5:02 am by

For so many Easters of my young life, my siblings and I (and our cousins who lived in the apartment above us) would discover sunglasses in each of our Easter baskets. Seldom were these ordinary, boring sunglasses. They were bright-colored, novelty glasses. Typically, some ornate figure or image (flowers or cowboy boots for the boys)  Continue Reading »

Retreat into poetry

Posted on March 21, 2018 at 11:25 am by

That’s life,
That’s God,
Nourishing body, spirit,and soul within.
Retreat.
Retreat.
Do you not hear it calling you?

Mecca of the Midwest by Jan Phillips

Posted on March 8, 2018 at 5:30 am by

‘Abundance was all I saw, all I felt.’

This Lent

Posted on February 14, 2018 at 4:31 am by

This Lent
I’ll repent and forgive

This Lent
Small acts of kindness matter

Virtual spiritual pilgrimage of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Posted on February 4, 2018 at 4:04 am by

Take a spiritual and historic walk around some of the sacred spaces at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from the comfort of your armchair. We hope you enjoy reflecting on these sacred Woods.

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