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Oral History: Sister Gloria Memering looks back on more than 60 years as a Sister of Providence

By Debbie Griffey | May 26, 2021 |

Sister Gloria has found music to be a tremendous way to relate to people, from kindergartners through all ages of people in a parish. It has afforded her the experience of ministering to wonderful parishes and communities.

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Honoring all teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week

By Jason Moon | May 4, 2021 |

A special ‘Thank You’ to all teachers on National Teacher Appreciation Day!

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Face-to-face with a pandemic: Sister Arrianne Whittaker

By Jason Moon | May 3, 2021 |

“I am so grateful that I am in the ministry I am in because I have been able to work and feel like I’m contributing to our resolution to fight this disease.”

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100+ year old sisters survive COVID-19

By Amy Miranda | May 3, 2021 |

“She has a strong determination to live and has never let anyone do for her what she can do for herself.”

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Take a deep breath: spiritual direction during pandemic

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | May 3, 2021 |

“Having Sister Marsha sit, listen, pray and offer her gentle guidance brings the matter up into the light. And once the struggle has been shown the light, the resolution begins.”

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Sisters of Providence struggles and wisdom amidst pandemic

By Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp | May 3, 2021 |

For many sisters, extended time in prayer has been both a coping mechanism and a time of real growth for them during the pandemic. Sister Joni Luna put it this way: “I find that if I fill my cup a few times a day by entering into this God space, it helps get me through the chaos and unpredictable events of my day.”

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Sending out a ‘Thank You’ in anticipation of School Principals’ Day!

By Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp | April 30, 2021 |

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for the many, many hours you have given and decisions you have made

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Parish and senior ministry during a pandemic

By Sister Carole Kimes | April 21, 2021 |

The meals have proven to be a Eucharistic action. One recipient hadn’t had home cooked meals in years. Wheelchair bound and unable to use a stove or oven safely limited his cooking, so his meals had largely consisted of microwavable frozen meals. Now he gets a home-cooked meal twice a month and gets to visit with the parishioner who delivers it.

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Quietly breaking boundaries, creating hope

By Sister Janet Gilligan | January 13, 2021 |

Few would probably imagine Sister Suzanne running for public office, supervising an adult education program or traveling through South America on her last dollar.

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Bearing witness to an execution

By Jason Moon | January 13, 2021 |

At his request she continued, out loud, to pray the prayers as she stepped back away from the execution table to take her place in the corner of the room.

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Allowing for God’s presence: Sisters of Providence hospital chaplains

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | January 13, 2021 |

“Being open to the Spirit in this ministry is a must, along with a deep prayer life, so that we may stay aligned and be able to exhibit an open presence to the other.”

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Healing for suicide loss survivors

By Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp | January 13, 2021 |

Sister Connie advises those who are suicide loss survivors to focus on three things: Resilience, finding meaning and purpose for oneself and forming enduring bonds.

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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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