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Creighton students spend spring break at White Violet Center

By Cheryl Casselman | March 10, 2018 |

For the past seven days, five students from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, immersed themselves in learning more about sustainable living during a one-week service trip to White Violet Center for Eco-Justice at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

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Thank you for making amazing experiences possible

By Cheryl Casselman | September 13, 2017 |

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.

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Volunteers help the Woods run smoothly

By Jason Moon | September 12, 2017 |

“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.

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Sister Rosemary wants your books

By Mary Riley | May 23, 2017 |

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

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Volunteer spotlight – Peggy Balensuela

By Sister Emily TeKolste | April 25, 2017 |

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.

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Volunteer Spotlight – Karen Hoffman

By Sister Emily TeKolste | March 14, 2017 |

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.

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Letter to Cardinal Elect Joseph Tobin

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 23, 2016 |

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

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From uncomfortable to comfortable

By Cheryl Casselman | October 21, 2016 |

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.

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Benny brings smiles to residents of Providence Health Care

By Mary Riley | July 20, 2016 |

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.

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A community of friends: the Providence Associate relationship

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | April 5, 2016 |

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.

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Owens Hall organ donated to area church

By Jason Moon | February 29, 2016 |

Providence Associate purchased organ at auction, then donated it

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Volunteers find friendship, inspiration, joy

By Amy Miranda | October 15, 2015 |

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.”

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When you volunteer for the Sisters of Providence you help continue the mission that Saint Mother Theodore began back in 1840. We help our volunteers find the right opportunity that fits their interests and passions. Some of our volunteers keep a regular schedule and while others help out as their time permits. Volunteering is a great way to meet people, gain experience, and boost your confidence. Volunteer opportunities with the Sisters of Providence include visiting patients in health care, leading tour groups, answering phones, maintaining the grounds, working in the organic gardens, helping with alpacas and assisting at special events. To learn more about volunteering contact Sister Rebecca Keller at 812-535-2878.

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