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What is your word for 2019?

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 31, 2018 | 2 Comments

I want to pass on the gift of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

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Who do you want to be now?

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 24, 2018 | 2 Comments

I would like to offer hospitality to those seeking asylum in our country. I would like to provide shelter for the innocent in war-torn places and in the violent places in our own U.S. cities. I would like to be a better keeper of the planet.

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A reflection for the 2018 Senior Jubilee Celebration

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 10, 2018 | 3 Comments

It is toward Love incarnate that we move during this Advent Season

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A Reflection for the Providence Associates commitment and renewal

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | November 12, 2018 | 2 Comments

There is nothing more important, more radical, more necessary than community

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Reflections for Foundation Day — Oct. 22, 2018

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 22, 2018 | 3 Comments

“This is our inheritance — that on an October day in 1840 — six women entered a log cabin chapel and life was never again the same.”

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Feast of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, 2018 reflection

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

It was about 9:30 p.m. on one of the nights leading up to the opening of the new shrine of Saint Mother Theodore back in October of 2014. I went looking for Father Mark Joseph Costello, who was putting the finishing touches on one of the display cases in the shrine. I wanted to nudge…

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Reflections for Reception into the Novitiate

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | August 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

As a community, we pray that you will continue to be open to the designs of Providence for your life

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Reflecting on our Annual Meeting

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | July 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Annual Meeting is an excellent time and space to touch into those Chapter commitments

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Reflections from the 2018 Golden/Silver Jubilee Celebration

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | July 3, 2018 | 1 Comment

Obedience in this day may mean to speak publicly about the ills of our society, to cast down the mighty from their thrones and lift up the lowly, to give the hungry good things and send the rich away empty-handed. To stand, as our Pope Francis suggests over and over again, with those on the margins. And if we are going to stand on the margins, we may have to move, to leave behind all that has become familiar and comfortable for the sake of the reign of God.

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Reflections for the local Golden Jubilee celebration

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Each of you set forth on a path you thought was marked out by Providence.

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Easter 2018 reflection

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | March 28, 2018 | 7 Comments

For so many Easters of my young life, my siblings and I (and our cousins who lived in the apartment above us) would discover sunglasses in each of our Easter baskets. Seldom were these ordinary, boring sunglasses. They were bright-colored, novelty glasses. Typically, some ornate figure or image (flowers or cowboy boots for the boys)…

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Transformed and transferred: reflection for the transfer of vows of Sister My Huong Pham

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | February 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

So, though we celebrate My Huong’s transfer of vows today, her transformation in Providence, I urge all of us to see this occasion as an invitation from God to change ourselves … to allow ourselves, through God’s strength and grace, to be transfigured, to take the opportunity to change what we ought to change but have not.

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Sister Dawn Tomaszewski is the general superior of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. These are some of her writings.

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