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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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Living the Gospel of Hope through better health care access

By Diane Weidenbenner | January 13, 2021 |

“People will not wait until they are on their deathbed to go to the doctor if the clinic is within walking distance. Many residents don’t have a car or it’s broken down or out of gas,” said Sister Dorothy.

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7 Reasons to give to the Sisters of Providence this Giving Tuesday

By Amy Miranda | December 1, 2020 |

1. We need more Love, Mercy and Justice in the world
When you support the Sisters of Providence, you are supporting each Sister of Providence as she works to educate, advocate for and care for people on the margins of society. Is it hard for you to care for all the people in need you would like to help? When you donate to the Sisters of Providence you are supporting people in need through the work of the sisters.

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‘Against All Odds’ – Sister Clare Mitchell, SP

By Sister Maureen Abbott | November 13, 2020 |

The necrology describes Sister Clare as a “gentle devoted religious, one very faithful to all her obligations. Many of the Sisters were very devoted to her, and this affection was noticeable even in their remembrance of her.”

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Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the mission to Asia

By Sisters of Providence | October 2, 2020 |

A prayer service on Tuesday, September 29, marked the 100th anniversary of the Mission to Asia which is still vibrant today. The Congregation read the following readings from the China…

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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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