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Sister Delan Ma at ease with God and others

By Amy Miranda | September 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Just trust God. God will provide. Even tomorrow what will happen we don’t know. Believe there is God. God doesn’t always give happy feelings. But in the end we are looking to eternal life. Cooperate and trust and believe,” advises Sister Delan Ma of Taiwan.

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Faces of our future: a new generation of Sisters of Providence

By Sister Jenny Howard | September 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Sisters of Providence are blessed to have eight women in initial formation and temporary profession here in the United States. Let me share what they are up to currently.

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Preparing the next generation of Sisters of Providence

By Sister Marsha Speth | September 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The postulant sees what it means to be sister to one another, to pray, celebrate, have fun together and to experience the sacred in the ordinary. She is invited into our common efforts to be Providence through sustainable living, accountability to one another and respect for differences.

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Ministry at the border: belleza (beauty) of binationality

By Sister Tracey Horan | August 16, 2019 | 10 Comments

As I move into this new ministry of accompanying and learning from people on the move — people fleeing violence, seeking opportunity, working to keep their families together — I find some solace in the ways Creation shows us that division is a farce.

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Stepping forward to become a Sister of Providence

By Jessica Vitente | August 2, 2019 | 6 Comments

Postulant life was an experience that welcomed me to jump into a new lifestyle with both feet. The past ten months hsave been an opportunity to get to know myself a little more deeply. I have been able to work on areas of my life that I deeply desired to mold but never made a priority, such as my prayer life.

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A Reflection for a Golden Jubilee

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | July 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

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Integrating art into prayer

By Sister Rosemary Schmalz | May 30, 2019 | 8 Comments

My goal is to offer participants opportunities to do “process art” and with it, suggestions on how to let it guide them in identifying what they yearn for and how the Spirit is leading them to respond

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Sister Helen Vinton brings hope in an unsteady environment

By Sister Donna Butler | May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Currently, climate change is the biggest threat to many Louisiana families, changing how and where they live and make a living,” says Sister Helen Vinton. Families in coastal Louisiana have suffered greatly.

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Sisters preserving memories through memory books

By Katie Harich | May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Memory books detail and preserve aspects of a person’s life history with photographs, artifacts and narratives. They facilitate life-affirming interaction, encourage deep reflection and celebrate life events through story-telling and reminiscing. And they are effective in stimulating memories, especially for individuals living with dementia.

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A community of hope for homeless young adults

By Amy Miranda | May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Safe Place Services of Louisville, a day shelter for homeless young adults, lives up to its name. It’s not everywhere that homeless young people can let their guard down, kick off their shoes and feel at home. At the hub shelter is 34-year-old Sister Corbin Hannah.

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Making someone’s day just by showing up: Teen shares her experience as a Providence Teen Volunteer

By Amanda Lakstins | May 16, 2019 | 6 Comments

We usually think of volunteering as weeding a garden or picking up trash (those are important too, of course), but it can be more. It can be making someone’s day just by showing up. It can be learning things you never knew from someone who experienced it first-hand. It can be the satisfied feeling you get when someone laughs at a joke you made. Volunteering isn’t just mundane tasks. It’s knowing and feeling and connecting with people.

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Graduation Day!

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | May 15, 2019 | 1 Comment

Education has always been at the heart of the mission of the Sisters of Providence – whether it be education of ourselves or others

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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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