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Providence Spirituality

The power of this place

By Sister Jan Craven | August 29, 2012 |

Why do people go to shrines and make pilgrimages? What happens to them while in the presence of a saint or sacred person? When I have asked several people why…

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A nudge to see the people around me

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | August 29, 2012 |

Much about the Leadership Conference of Women Religious National Assembly in early August was memorable. Much has been written about it and its outcome; but much of what happened will…

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“The Sisters are always there”

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | August 20, 2012 |

Given the magnitude of the issues facing the Leadership Conference of Women Religious during its recent annual assembly Aug. 7-10 … Given the amazing presence and presentation of keynote speaker…

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Experiencing a deep and authentic unity

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | August 17, 2012 |

The following reflection is from the Sisters of Providence General Council: Sister Denise Wilkinson, Sister Lisa Stallings, Sister Jenny Howard, Sister Dawn Tomaszewski, and Sister Mary Beth Klingel. The April…

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Happy Friendship Day – Aug. 5!

By Sister Jenny Howard | August 5, 2012 |

Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August every year. The tradition of dedicating a day in honor of friends began in the U.S. in 1935. Over time…

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From The Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Cheryl Casselman | July 25, 2012 |

The Sisters of Providence regularly receive prayer requests, as well as requests for relics and other Saint Mother Theodore Guerin information. Below is a list of some recent correspondence Sister…

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Sister Hannah experiences “the grace of the vows”

By Sister Corbin Hannah | July 19, 2012 |

“The grace of the vows” is a saying I have heard, and is what one sister reminded me of the day I professed the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.…

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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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“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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