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Gratitude – Thanksgiving 2009

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | November 24, 2009 |

It’s a rare thanksgiving season that I don’t hear my grandma’s oft-repeated admonition to us for any breach of good behavior. “Don’t be such an ingrate.” My mother’s corrections were…

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We hear from where we stand – Foundation Day 2009

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | October 22, 2009 |

Happy Foundation Day! There’s a saying, “We see from where we stand.” As I was reflecting on these readings, I started to think it’s as true to say, “We hear…

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How to become a saint – Saint Mother Theodore Guerin’s Feast Day 2009

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | October 5, 2009 |

Many of us here remember the safe landing of US Airways Flight # 1549 into the Hudson River this past January. A total of 155 persons aboard — no lives…

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Principles of non-violence

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | May 3, 2009 |

Paging through the newspaper the other day, I came across an interview with Ambassador Andrew Young, a close associate of Martin Luther King, Jr. The interviewer asked Young many questions…

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O Death, where is your victory? O Death, where is your sting? – Easter 2009

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | May 1, 2009 |

Whenever I stumble upon this passage from 1 Corinthians 15, I have the same knee-jerk reaction: I can go with the victory part; but death does sting. When a loved…

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Honor Divine Providence

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | January 26, 2009 |

This article is reprinted from the winter 2009 issue of HOPE. Of the many gifts membership in the Congregation bestows on us, a commitment to life-long learning is among the…

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Happy Feast Day: Oct. 3, 2008

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | October 3, 2008 |

Happy Feast Day! We are blessed to celebrate together this feast of Saint Mother Theodore for the second time since her canonization. What a wonderful day for all Sisters of…

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Sister Denise Wilkinson was the general superior of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, from 2006 to 2016. As a gifted writer and speaker, she is often called upon to share her reflections. These are some of her writings.

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