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By Sister Lisa Stallings | January 19, 2012 |

Most people who have spent much time at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods have a favorite season here. Mine is winter. Actually, in January, it’s winter. In April, spring will be my favorite. In…

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‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ takeaways

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | January 4, 2012 |

I spent a little time over the Christmas holidays with my goddaughter’s 2-year-old son, Jax. As a consequence, I watched quite a bit of “Thomas the Tank Engine;” and I…

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Opwatki is another name for love

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 20, 2011 |

This week, my wonderfully NON-Polish sister-in-law will travel to a Polish deli near her home outside of Chicago in search of kielbasa. She has chosen this deli because her daughter’s…

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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

By Sister Jenny Howard | December 11, 2011 |

As we begin this third week of Advent, we are mindful of the “holy ones” who model for us by their lives, how we, too, might “be with” those around…

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Sister Mary Evangelista, Jessye the Cat, and Advent Waiting

By Sister Lisa Stallings | December 6, 2011 |

A number of years ago, when she was well into her nineties, Sister Mary Evangelista Herber (RIP) told me that she had decided to learn to wait. Her life involved…

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Sister Diane Ris publishes new book about Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Dave Cox | November 10, 2011 |

Picture this: A Sister of Providence hovered over a desk in her writing room. A candle swaying delicately through currents of air as the sister works intently on her project. Sound familiar? Saint…

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Sisters of Providence Foundation Day is Oct. 22

By Sister Ann Casper | October 18, 2011 |

Mother Theodore used to tell that when she saw the place they were coming to (Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana), her strength failed her, and it was with difficulty she was able…

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The wisdom of Saint Mother Theodore: Letter to Sister Gabriella

By Connie McCammon | October 12, 2011 |

Letter from Saint Mother Theodore to Sister Gabriella in Fort Wayne, Ind. Jan. 3, 1853 “My dear Sister: “I have received with true pleasure your good and affectionate wishes. The…

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Spirituality of Acceptance: Accepting Diminishment, Illness and Loss

By Sister Jan Craven | September 26, 2011 |

This article is reprinted from the fall 2011 issue of HOPE. “You just get up and go and keep living. … It’s the best thing to do!” “There’s only one…

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Sister of Providence authors new book on healing touch therapy

By Sisters of Providence | May 4, 2011 | Comments Off on Sister of Providence authors new book on healing touch therapy

Sister Betty Hopf’s new book is only a little larger than the palm of a hand. It’s about as thick as a fast-food hamburger. It retails for $4.95. It can…

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Letter from a saint: to Sister Gabriella

By Connie McCammon | October 20, 2010 |

Portions of a letter to Sister Gabriella of Fort Wayne, Ind. (Sister Gabriella O’Neill was Mother Theodore’s first postulant of 1841. She was born in 1804 and died in 1875.…

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Shouldn’t all sisters wear habits?

By Sister Bernice Kuper | September 26, 2010 |

This article is reprinted from the fall 2010 issue of HOPE. We can guess that some long-time Catholics, feeling great fondness in their hearts for the women religious who have…

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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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