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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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Q and A: The new cosmology: a Providence perspective

By Sisters of Providence | August 27, 2009 |

This article is reprinted from the fall 2009 issue of HOPE. Editor’s note: In the previous article, “The new cosmology: an evolving universe,” Sister Jeanne Knoerle provides an overview of…

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The new cosmology: an evolving universe

By Sister Jeanne Knoerle | August 27, 2009 |

This article is reprinted from the fall 2009 issue of HOPE. How do you picture God? Pray to God? Understand God? Most of us move from childhood to adulthood thinking…

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Theology: faith seeking connection

By Sisters of Providence | August 27, 2009 |

How do you picture God? Pray to God? Understand God? Throughout the centuries, theologians have tried to help us grasp the idea of God. As our knowledge of the world…

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Missionary spirit of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sister Nancy Nolan | May 5, 2009 |

Just as the little community was settling in, a devastating fire destroyed all of their provisions for the winter ahead. They lost 150 bushels of wheat and 150 bushels of oats, hay and corn shocks to feed the animals. The barn also contained bacon, suet and extra beds. It was once again a time of throwing themselves with complete abandon into the hands of Providence.

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The charism of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sister Maureen Abbott | May 5, 2009 |

When asked to give her impressions of Mother Theodore, Susanna Alvey, who grew up as a neighbor in the then-thriving village of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, responded, “Her success was due more…

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The spirituality of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sister Jeanne Knoerle | May 5, 2009 |

Spirituality, the fundamental, underlying way in which a person relates to God, to other people and to oneself, is not merely an attitude toward God, an acceptable way to worship…

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Our special practices

By Sister Jeanne Knoerle | April 20, 2009 |

The Sisters of Providence have published a book about the fundamental practices that have shaped their lives and the life of the congregation since its beginning in France in 1806…

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Forgiveness and reconciliation

By Sisters of Providence | April 20, 2009 |

A reflection by Sister Ruth Eileen Dwyer As we go through the day with its news of events in which one person or group has deliberately threatened, endangered, offended or…

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Caring for God’s gifts: the natural environment and faith

By Sisters of Providence | April 20, 2009 |

By Sister Ruth Eileen Dwyer From the very beginning humans have had a mutual relationship with the natural world that satisfied their needs and with the Creator as Source and…

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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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