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Hail Mary full of grace, come meet a sister face-to-face: Sister Jessica Vitente

By Amy Miranda | January 7, 2022 |

her story and ask her questions about her life? Well this is your chance!

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Oral history: Sister Joyce Brophy, inspiring confidence in others

By Debbie Griffey | December 28, 2021 |

“I think it is my Irish heritage. When I get worked up about something I go to Chapel. I say, ‘Okay, Lord. You got me into this. It’s your job to help me work it out, Providence of God.’” If something bad was there, something good would always come along. Being an administrator, a supervisor, a leader in any capacity brings the challenge with the reward.

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My life with the Violin

By Sister Carol Nolan | December 13, 2021 |

‘Happiness is something to be practiced like a violin.’

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Sister Marilyn Baker: living the legacy of Saint Mother Theodore as an international teacher

By Sister Cathy Campbell | September 23, 2021 |

So, with little knowledge of the language or the culture, Sister Marilyn traveled to Taiwan. “I really had to learn how to lean on Providence as I began teaching in both the English and English as a Second Language programs there. During my 20-some years there, however, I had some of my happiest years in ministry.”

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Sisters of Providence ministry founders

By Jason Moon | September 23, 2021 |

any Sisters of Providence have followed in the footsteps of foundress Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and her early companions by establishing and founding ministries to meet the needs of those around them throughout the years. Here is a look at just a few of those ministries:

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What is asylum?

By Sister Tracey Horan | September 23, 2021 |

t definition of asylum in the U.S. is based on the 1951 United Nations Convention on the Status of Refugees. It was created when countries came together in the wake of the Holocaust and committed that never again would they return people fleeing persecution to danger.

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Leaning and leading like Saint Mother Theodore

By Maureen Dickinson | September 23, 2021 |

me in the community’s history with a particular responsibility on behalf of our mission has so challenged me to ‘lean on Providence,’ that I know I will never be the same. It has been a grace-filled time for me, during which I have been challenged beyond measure to ‘give the Holy Spirit free access to my mind and heart.’

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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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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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