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Providence Spirituality

“It’s those gates”

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 24, 2012 |

A musing on what happens when you enter the gates at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. It happened again. This time it was during the orientation of our newest candidates to become associates…

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Impacted by a few U.S. Federal Penitentiary inmates

By Sister Lisa Stallings | October 7, 2012 |

The past week has been a full one at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Last Friday and Saturday, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College hosted its annual homecoming, and many alums and their families returned to…

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The shepherd’s crook and staff

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | October 1, 2012 |

  In the past two weeks, two of our sisters have died. We celebrated their lives with stories, prayer, and Eucharistic liturgy. Psalm 23 — the song of praise to the…

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Something old, something new, something spiritual for you to do

By Dave Cox | September 27, 2012 |

If you are an ardent disciple of history, this is for you. If you like to step away and embrace spirituality, this is for you. If you like unique experiences,…

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Why I love Mother Theodore

By Christina Blust | August 29, 2012 |

I’m not the kind of person who idolizes others, since nobody’s perfect; so I’ve acquired a habit of giving people I admire honorary status as one of my relatives. (You…

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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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“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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