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Thank you for making amazing experiences possible

Posted on September 13, 2017 at 5:11 am by

Thank you to all who support the Sisters of Providence so people from all over the world can have meaningful experiences at a USDA certified organic farm in Indiana. I stopped by the orchard and the garden yesterday to get a few pictures that might give you a glimpse of the day-to-day on the farm. Continue reading

Volunteers help the Woods run smoothly

Posted on September 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm by

“The relationships I’ve developed with sisters, staff and other volunteers are probably the most significant and positive in my life. I have found a new family, who love me unconditionally and with whom I share a spirituality, which has deepened and broadened among them,” Peggy said. Continue reading

Sister Rosemary wants your books

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 4:52 am by

Twice a year Linden Leaf Gifts holds a used book sale and Sister Rosemary has been a key person in the planning and organization. Continue reading

Volunteer spotlight – Peggy Balensuela

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 4:42 am by

If you’ve been considering volunteering with the Sisters of Providence, hesitate no longer! When the Sisters say “All Are Welcome,” they mean it. I am one of the many non-Catholics who passionately support their mission and the charism of St. Mother Theodore. Continue reading

Volunteer Spotlight – Karen Hoffman

Posted on March 14, 2017 at 8:30 am by

It (volunteering) is such a rewarding experience – your payment is the smile on the lonely person’s face. The smallest effort can help ease someone’s burden when they are being crushed by the pains of life. Continue reading

Letter to Cardinal Elect Joseph Tobin

Posted on October 23, 2016 at 5:30 am by

We have found in you an advocate for Catholic higher education, as well as religious life Continue reading

From uncomfortable to comfortable

Posted on October 21, 2016 at 4:11 pm by

Five students from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, spent their fall break at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice giving service and learning more about sustainable living this week.
“You have to get out of your comfort zone. It really allows you to experience things that help you grow as an individual,” Ameer Chughtai said. Continue reading

Benny brings smiles to residents of Providence Health Care

Posted on July 20, 2016 at 4:25 am by

Benny (aka Benny the dog) with the assistance of his very human companion, Providence Associate Judy Collins, makes regular visits to Providence Health Care. His mission is simple. Make them smile. Continue reading

A community of friends: the Providence Associate relationship

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 4:17 am by

The spirituality of Providence tells us that all of life is interconnected, that all is holy, all is one. There was “oneness” in that room that day. I could see it AND feel it. I know the source is Providence.
Providence Associates are women and men of faith who choose to have an intentional relationship with the Sisters of Providence. They commit to sharing their own unique gifts and talents with others while walking with the Sisters of Providence. But they also walk with each other and that is making all the difference. Continue reading

Owens Hall organ donated to area church

Posted on February 29, 2016 at 5:30 am by

Providence Associate purchased organ at auction, then donated it Continue reading

Volunteers find friendship, inspiration, joy

Posted on October 15, 2015 at 9:30 am by

When you give, it can be amazing what you receive in return. This is what three Providence Associates of the Sisters of Providence have found. The three spend a week at a time at least twice a year volunteering at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
Providence Associate Ann Kevin Thesing says volunteering at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods feeds her. “It inspires me. It fills me up. It centers me,” she says. “It’s a chance to soak up the sisters. It inspires me to watch how they live with faith and trust no matter what. You see astounding things in health care,” Ann Kevin said. “It has just been an enormous gift to me.” Continue reading

Retired sisters share Saint Mother Theodore and her home

Posted on October 15, 2015 at 9:30 am by

“When I think of the challenges facing our Congregation today … it may seem like all appearances are against a vibrant future. I am called to remember what the six founding sisters faced, and that deepens my faith and trust in Providence.” Continue reading

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