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Reflections from Sister Dawn

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.

Easter 2018 reflection

Posted on March 28, 2018 at 5:02 am by

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)  Continue Reading »

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

Posted on February 28, 2018 at 11:59 am by

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.

All of life is one holy family (New Year’s, 2018)

Posted on December 31, 2017 at 5:04 am by

In the Catholic Church world this New Year’s Eve we will celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. This coincidence of the Feast of the Holy Family and New Year’s Eve got me thinking about my notions of family and what constitutes both family and holiness these days. Is there a New Year’s Resolution to  Continue Reading »

Providence people: a reflection for Providence Associate rite of first commitment

Posted on November 18, 2017 at 3:33 am by

Let’s abide in being Sisters of Providence and Providence Associates during the coming year and cultivate the union among us by:
So loving our neighbor that we foster community and communion wherever we go.
So showing mercy that we engender hope wherever we go.
So doing justice that our actions and advocacy lead to change and reduce the violence and hatred in our world.
The world does need us for this. And what a sweet and powerful Providence that would be.

2017 Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Feast Day reflection

Posted on October 4, 2017 at 5:05 am by

Happy Feast! I think Mother Theodore might agree that the best part of her being declared a saint is the opportunity it has given us as her beloved community to come together to pray, to sing, to enjoy each other’s presence, to be in communion with one another, to recommit ourselves to carrying on her  Continue Reading »

Reflection for the reception of Sister Emily TeKolste into the novitiate

Posted on August 9, 2017 at 1:14 pm by

What experiences will you welcome to open the eyes of your soul? Will you give the Holy Spirit free access to your mind and your heart so that you will see things in new lights?

A ‘Golden Jubilee’ Reflection

Posted on June 28, 2017 at 5:30 am by

‘Go, wake up the world!’

Listening, loving, letting go: reflection for profession of vows

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 4:08 am by

“Obedience, chastity, poverty — listening, loving, letting go. These are set before you today in a deeper way. And to return to the scripture for today — God is with you every step of the way.”
Sister Dawn reflects at the vows ceremony for three Sisters of Providence.

Reflections on the 175th Anniversary Celebration of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper

Posted on March 24, 2017 at 11:09 am by

‘Thank you on behalf of all Sisters of Providence and especially those of us who are with you’

A Christmas Reflection

Posted on December 20, 2016 at 5:30 am by

God comes to me like this all the time

What has happened to us since that first Thanksgiving?

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 9:40 am by

It helped me to return to the original story to remind myself that right relationship is possible

Being Providence in a world in need: Sister Dawn’s reflection to new Providence Associates

Posted on November 15, 2016 at 4:26 am by

You belong to this community in a special way. And we belong to each other. Together we belong to Providence. Together we are called to be Providence. The world needs us for this. And certainly, in light of all that has happened this week and in the weeks leading up to our national election as well as what may be required of us as a result of this election—our country needs us for this.

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