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Let us be the people Jesus describes, as he sends his disciples out on Mission

By Sister Emily TeKolste | June 30, 2020 |

Sister Emily TeKolste renewed her vows as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Sunday, June 28, 2020. This was her reflection on the readings: Romans 6:3-4, 8-11 and Matthew 10:40-42. View her photo album here. This is an unusual time to be alive – and an unusual time to be renewing vows as…

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Being love, mercy and justice in parish ministry

By Sister Carole Kimes | June 24, 2020 |

Often it is an opportunity for the individual to recognize God in the midst of embracing their own light and darkness.

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HOPE summer 2020 — The circle of giving

By Amy Miranda | June 15, 2020 |

In this issue of HOPE magazine we focus on some of our “treasures of the Woods,” or elder Sisters of Providence, and the meaningful lives of service they have offered.

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Newsnotes

By Sisters of Providence | June 15, 2020 |

Awards and recognition, a new alpaca, loving support and more. Get the newest updates from the Sisters of Providence.

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Sister Eileen Rose Bonner: A spiritual and emotional support to neighbors

By Sister Janet Gilligan | June 15, 2020 |

Now she spends her retirement years preparing food for shut-ins, working with the parish bereavement committee and tutoring students in English as a second language.

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Sister Donna Marie Fu: Called by God to serve a global church

By Sister Maureen Abbott | June 15, 2020 |

Sister Donna Marie feels she experienced such a fulfilling life in answering her own call to offer her life to God. She continues to encourage that call in other young women. She regrets that political circumstances have prevented others from following a similar path.

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Sister Kathleen Dede: Reaching out in love right where you are

By Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp | June 15, 2020 |

Yes, our sisters minister wherever they are, long after they pass retirement age. Somehow, Providence leads them to critical unmet needs to which they can respond. For Sister Kathleen, it’s being a face of Providence in healthcare.

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Sister Gloria Memering: Bringing the music

By William Hughes | June 15, 2020 |

Until Sister Gloria’s retirement in 2011, all but five years were spent teaching music in schools and engaging in parish music ministry.

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Teachers have a lasting impact

By Amy Miranda | May 5, 2020 |

We thought this story shared by Sister Florence Norton illustrates how special the relationship with a teacher can be, even after many years!

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What to pack for the journey

By Sister Donna Butler | April 19, 2020 |

It was a powerful reflection writing what I would take and how I would say goodbye to those I loved.

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Comfort from beauty

By Sister Mary Lou Ruck | April 13, 2020 |

Also wanting to help others, I searched my soul. Stretching his idea of comfort from music, I thought of other arts: poetry, other writing, painting, and so on. Then it struck me: weaving!

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Sister Dina Bato: What does it mean to you to be a Catholic Sister today?

By Sister Dina Bato | March 13, 2020 |

I stay because I believe God in me is calling me to look for/be open to an abundance of possibility – to follow in our foundress’ footsteps and rely on the Providence of God for our needs and wisdom to utilize our gifts for the common good

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Our Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are passionate about serving God by caring for all God’s creation, especially those most in need. We serve in many ways, from education to social justice, parish ministry, hospital ministry, serving the economically poor, advocating for immigrants and for a healthy environment. Read how some of our sisters serve God and others through their ministries.

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