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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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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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A lifetime of meeting needs around the world and in our own backyard: Sister Patty Fillenwarth

By Sister Janet Gilligan | January 13, 2020 |

She heard their stories of abuse, of problems with their children, of anxiety about their immigration status. Many of them needed professional counseling, but this was almost impossible for poor families who had no insurance and were struggling with English. Sister Patty came to see that her greatest missionary opportunity now was not in Africa, Peru or Taiwan, but in her own backyard.

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A community of hope for homeless young adults

By Amy Miranda | May 24, 2019 |

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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Creating hope for the elderly and their family members in Taiwan

By Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp | May 25, 2018 |

The Sisters of Providence Miracle Home ministry in Taiwan provides in-home care, respite care, meals on wheels, adult day care and more for elderly and people with disabilities.

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Connecting Link celebrating 20 years of ministry

By Jason Moon | June 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Connecting Link celebrating 20 years of ministry

Event to take place on Saturday, July 8

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Miracle Place: a beacon for the neighborhood

By Sister Cathy Campbell | January 11, 2017 |

According to the two sisters, “the mission of Miracle Place is to offer hospitality, care, and concern. It is a place of spiritual refreshment where all who come may find refuge. Where all who are severely tried may be comforted. Where all who are lonely may find companionship. And where those without hope may find a renewed spirit.”

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Connecting hope and assistance to a community in need

By Diane Weidenbenner | January 11, 2017 |

“It’s as if Providence is there, waiting to provide. Someone comes in and says ‘I have to take care of my grandkids whose parents are now in jail. I need some beds.’ Within 24 hours, I’ll have two twin beds show up,” said Sister Dorothy Rasche, SP, director of The Connecting Link.

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Miracle Place is growing!

By Jason Moon | June 19, 2016 |

‘We definitely needed more space for the children’s programs’

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Feeding neighbors in need

By Jason Moon | April 13, 2016 |

“Our clients always speak words of gratitude,” Sister Joseph said of her ministry at Providence Food Pantry in West Terre Haute, Indiana. “That’s really a very uplifting feeling. This is unconditional love. That’s mercy. We see Christ in these people. We try to help in any way we can.”

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Food Pantry receives donation

By Jason Moon | December 21, 2015 |

Pantry is one of several organizations to receive donations from local civic group

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Sister Joseph Ellen on the needs of the inner-city parish community

By Joseph Keitzer | October 15, 2015 |

One of my goals has been to try to advocate for ethnic diversity and representation from the inner city on various diocesan boards and councils. In most dioceses, the parishes that need assistance the most cannot afford to hire parish staff, and thus have no voice or representation at conferences or workshops. Somehow, the Church has to find a way to include everyone as we proclaim to be “One Bread, One Body”.

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