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World AIDS Day: Sisters respond to AIDS epidemic, part 2

By Ezra (Kyle) Meadors | December 1, 2018 |

In 1993, Sister Carole Kimes was ministering as a hospice nurse in Indianapolis. “One of my patients who touched me most was Bill,” said Sister Carole. “He taught me how those living with AIDS were alienated from others due to fear. He taught me about loving the person and not fearing the person because of diagnosis.”

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Remembering sisters’ loving response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic

By Ezra (Kyle) Meadors | November 30, 2018 |

“It struck me as something I would be very interested in. I was attracted to the fact that it was a place for people who are alienated,” Sister Marilyn Therese Lipps remembered thinking after reading about a new center opening up in the 1980s in response to the local AIDS crisis.

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Held in the palm of God’s hand

By Sister Elizabeth Koressel | November 8, 2018 |

I realize that I have been held in the palm of God’s hand throughout my community life of 55 years. I am very grateful for the many blessings of living in community!

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A look back on 50 years as a Sister of Providence

By Sister Marianne Ridgell | November 5, 2018 |

My years in the Sisters of Providence community have been and continue to be such a gift. Each day is another opportunity to serve others and bring hope.

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Get to know Sister Tracey Horan, SP

By Amy Miranda | October 16, 2018 |

Get to know Sister Tracey Horan, SP, in these video and audio interviews as she shares what it is like as a young adult today to explore and become a Sister of Providence.

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Daughters of the Forest: Sisters of Providence commitment to the land

By Sisters of Providence | October 1, 2018 |

The Sisters of Providence share their story and their commitment to the Land Ethic and proper care and use of the land at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

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A look at the life and ministry of Sister Agnes Celine Hammond

By Jason Moon | September 27, 2018 |

‘Sister was gentle – and in her gentleness, she possessed strength.’

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Giving Voice scholarship awardee in Oaxaca, Mexico

By Sister Joni Luna | September 25, 2018 |

What a beautiful gift these encounters were to my heart and soul!

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Blessed Sacrament Chapel: transforming hearts through prayer

By Amy Miranda | September 12, 2018 |

“In this day and age and the world we live in — so fast moving — I believe prayer is very important, most important. I get back so much more than I ever give. I get a deeper faith. I’m just a better person for it. And it really gives me a lot of peace and comfort,” said Providence Associate Mickie Lane-Fredericks

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Sister Tracey Horan and Faith in Indiana: working for justice

By Jason Moon | September 12, 2018 |

“I believe people of faith are being called to take the lead and imagine how we can be together — how we can offer alternatives to hate and division.” Sister of Providence Tracey Horan and her justice ministry at Faith in Indiana.

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Celebrating 8th Day Center for Justice

By Sister Tracey Horan | August 29, 2018 |

I couldn’t help but feel a sense of loss that, as the drumbeat of white supremacy in the U.S. echoes louder and the inequality gap widens, this beacon of creative non-violent resistance is simultaneously dimming

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Passing the baton

By Sister Ann Casper | August 23, 2018 |

Harve has been coming to the Woods from Chicago for several years to visit a friend, Sister Agnes Maureen Badura, so he already knows several sisters

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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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