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A pleasant sounding instrument

By Connie McCammon | May 26, 2011 |

This article is reprinted from the summer 2011 issue of HOPE. Pedagogical methods have certainly changed since Sister Kay Manley began teaching at Guerin College Preparatory High School (then known as Mother Theodore Guerin High School), in River Grove, Ill., in 1993. Teaching methods may come and go, but a true teacher takes to heart…

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Working Women’s Hands

By Sisters of Providence | February 10, 2011 |

A photo journal of the gifts of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., published in July 2010. This journal was created in print by Jessie Light, who was a Providence Volunteer Minister from 2009-10, and has been transposed to video so it may be seen by a wider audience. The journal was intended…

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Mother, grandmother and sister?

By Rosie Blankenship | September 26, 2010 |

This article is reprinted from the fall 2010 issue of HOPE. A woman can only become a Sister of Providence if she is young, has never been married and is generally willing to cut ties with her family, right? Not so fast! Sister Marilú Covani is one of several SPs who have joined the Congregation…

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A tribute to sisters who have served

By Connie McCammon | May 30, 2010 |

On Monday, May 31, our nation celebrates Memorial Day. During Mass on Monday, the Sisters of Providence will remember those sisters who served their country during war. An American flag will be placed on the gravesite of those sisters who served our country in a time of need. As our blog has shared in recent…

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Today’s Classroom: Sister Barbara Reder

By Sisters of Providence | April 28, 2010 |

What does today’s classroom look like? Few Sisters of Providence remain in traditional classrooms and for the ones who do, the classroom is dramatically different from the ones of a generation ago. But that doesn’t mean Sisters of Providence are no longer teachers. This is one is a series a snapshots of how some Sisters…

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Sister Carole: a witness of hope

By Connie McCammon | February 8, 2010 |

Taking care of an parent who is elderly — Providence Associate Companion Sister Carole Kimes knows first-hand the reality of this experience. One of 11 children, Sister Carole resides in Indianapolis with her 85-year-old father, Bob. “My primary ministry for the past few years has been and continues to be care of my parents and…

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Spiritual direction: you are not alone

By Dave Cox | January 26, 2010 |

This article is reprinted from winter 2010 issue of HOPE A multiple choice question for the spiritual at heart: Being a spiritual director keeps you: 1.) On your toes 2.) Up to date 3.) On your knees 4.) Out of trouble Actually, with not too much of a stretch of imagination, all four answers could…

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Giving her whole self to music

By Cheryl Casselman | May 26, 2009 |

This article is reprinted from the summer 2009 issue of HOPE. A Sister of Providence since 1951, Sister Carol Nolan has been teaching music since 1953. She was the first music teacher at Mother Theodore Guerin High School, River Grove, Ill., taught at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College for 29 years and in elementary schools for 12…

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Building community through liturgy

By Diane Weidenbenner | May 26, 2009 |

This article is reprinted from the summer 2009 issue of HOPE. Sister Lisa Stallings’ official title is director of worship at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Louisville, Ky. However, she thinks of herself as a “utility infielder.” Whether she and the pastoral staff are collaborating on episcopal events officiated by the Most Rev. Joseph E.…

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Giving others hope

By Becky Igo | January 26, 2009 |

This article is reprinted from the winter 2009 issue of HOPE. On this day, it’s raining. You fumble with an umbrella and hustle inside the back door of St. Ann Dental Services, which has been at its current site since Jan.12, 2005. An elevator carries you to the second floor and when the door opens,…

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Providential Connections

By Rosie Blankenship | January 26, 2009 |

This article is reprinted from the winter 2009 issue of HOPE. Let’s take a quiz. What do these things have in common? • An affordable and flexible Catholic college prep school • A teenager who emigrated from Nigeria and settled in Baltimore • Two married Providence Associates • Sisters of Providence teachers • And many…

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Firmly rooted like the Woods

By Sisters of Providence | May 13, 2008 |

This article is reprinted from summer 2008 issue of HOPE. Do you recall the 1982 movie “Sister Act”? In it, comedian Whoopi Goldberg stars as lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier, who inadvertently witnesses a murder. She ends up at an inner-city Catholic church and its convent dressed as (you guessed it) a nun. “Deloris” is…

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