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A Parable of Providence

By Sister Lisa Stallings | July 3, 2012 |

Early one winter morning, well before sunrise, a farmer sent his daughter to the barn to feed the cattle. “I can’t go now,” the girl told her father. “It’s dark…

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Praying for rain in a drought, other water issues

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | June 26, 2012 |

Being in drought conditions in our part of Indiana makes me think about water quite a bit – usually when I’m watering our garden. My meanderings take me to Scripture…

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Unconditional love

By Sister Regina Gallo | June 14, 2012 |

Each June we celebrate Father’s Day and we honor those men in our lives who either happen to be our birth father or those that have played a “father” role…

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The little hula hooper

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | June 13, 2012 |

Family Day 2012 brought me two assignments — ring toss and children’s golf. To win at ring toss, one had to toss a Frisbee over a liter bottle of pop.…

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Don’t take yourself too seriously

By Sister Lisa Stallings | May 29, 2012 |

Recently I’ve dipped my toes in the waters of social media, having followed several Twitter feeds for the past couple of weeks. My original aim was to track the progress…

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A Priceless Gift

By Sister Ann Casper | May 26, 2012 |

This article is reprinted from the summer 2012 issue of HOPE. Two years ago when I visited another congregation of women religious, I was struck by a quote of their…

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A Valiant Woman

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | May 11, 2012 |

People around the world honor mothers. Designating a special day for mothers, as we do in the United States, brings into the consciousness of our nation the wonderful women who…

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Do you remember your First Holy Communion?

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | May 9, 2012 |

My young friend, Patrick Donovan, made his First Communion last weekend. Not only did I receive an invitation to attend this special occasion but I also was part of the…

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7 Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Quotes

By Cheryl Casselman | May 4, 2012 |

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are blessed to have a foundress who loved to record her thoughts and prayers. The following is a handful of Saint Mother Theodore…

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Good Starting Point for Prayer and Reflection

By Sister Lisa Stallings | April 26, 2012 |

April is National Poetry Month, so it seems appropriate to think about favorite poets. I can’t say I have a single favorite poet, but one of my favorites is Mary…

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CNN story again features Sisters of Providence, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Dave Cox | April 16, 2012 |

Whoever said our Provident God works in mysterious ways certainly was a wise observer. What made Andrew Domini channel surf during a television commercial only to find on CNN the…

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Providence never fails is a good ‘saying’

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | April 14, 2012 |

I have no idea why I started to think of “sayings” the other day, but I did. I was remembering that, as a kid, I simply did not get the…

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“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

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