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Advent 2019: All are welcome or How do we make room in the inn?

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 6, 2019 |

In a season where we sometimes can get really focused on what we are going to give, let’s become gracious receivers of God’s hospitality, receptors of the sacred

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A community based on mutual, abiding love

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | November 11, 2019 |

Sister Dawn reflects on the Providence community as we welcome new Providence Associates. May this community be one that mirrors the community established more than 2,000 years ago by Jesus. A community based on mutual, abiding love and not, as with other human institutions, on power or fear.

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Reflections for Foundation Day 2019

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 23, 2019 |

Well, the fact that we are still here 179 years later is certainly testimony to the Providence of God. It is also testimony to all those sisters in the U.S. as well as in China and Taiwan AND to the many other Dotties, Mandys and Margies in our larger community of Providence who have not let appearances keep them from doing good, doing lots of good.

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A Reflection for the Feast of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 3, 2019 |

‘Give me, give us, this heart of Mother Theodore with which to treasure the power and promise of the cross.’

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A Reflection for Reception into the Novitiate

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | August 5, 2019 |

Is not your heart burning inside to know this Christ, Jessica, to welcome this Christ as the core of your truest self?

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A Reflection for a Golden Jubilee

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | July 6, 2019 |

This Jubilee is as much about looking forward as it is about looking back.

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A reflection for first vows

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | July 4, 2019 |

What we make of Saint Mother Theodore’s legacy will be our legacy – will we follow and not look back?

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This Memorial Day: Take time to Remember

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | May 27, 2019 |

This Memorial Day, I hope you will remember some hero or heroine of your own, an obscure apostle, perhaps.

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The hope of Easter is planted deep in our hearts

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | April 20, 2019 |

May the convergence of spring and Easter restore your soul

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Looking back on Good Friday

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | April 19, 2019 |

Some life lessons were learned in the quiet of St. Monica Church

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What is your word for 2019?

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | December 31, 2018 |

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 |

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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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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