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Cathleen Flynn: Students shouldn’t overlook opportunities

By Becky Igo | October 31, 2012 |

Cathleen Flynn began her senior year at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a more knowledgeable perspective about eco-justice and taking care of earth. That was due to her experience with the Sisters of Providence Volunteer Services program, which landed her at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. “I knew that there were volunteer opportunities…

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Group provides helping hands

By Becky Igo | June 7, 2012 |

Last year, Claudette Nowell-Philipp, of Illinois, was walking on the motherhouse grounds at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., when a gift of giving came to mind. “I was down for the dedication and open house for Providence Hall,” she recalled. “Mary McGillicuddy and I were walking in the grove and it occurred to me that some helping…

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Volunteers provide ‘perfect ingredient’ for success

By Becky Igo | April 25, 2012 |

They work hard. They assist. They lend a helping hand. They are invaluable. “They” are the volunteers who participate in the Sisters of Providence Volunteer Services program. Approximately 90 people gathered Tuesday in Reilly Auditorium at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for the Volunteer Services Appreciation Luncheon held to honor each and every one. Sister Rebecca Keller, Volunteer…

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CARE program enchances students’ collegiate experience

By Becky Igo | January 30, 2012 |

If you are a college student and looking for a rewarding experience, the Sisters of Providence CARE Volunteer Program may be for you. Sister Rebecca Keller, coordinator of Sisters of Providence Volunteer Services program, said the  CARE Volunteer Program is designed not only to provide work experience in a field of interest, but will also…

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Jim Holmes: Volunteer loves time spent with sisters

By Becky Igo | May 5, 2010 |

The desire to help others and the peaceful surroundings of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods drew Jim Holmes to volunteer with the Sisters of Providence. Jim had been to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods many times for various jobs related to his work. “I’ve worked out there on roofs,” said Jim, who is associated with a Terre Haute real estate company…

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Wood carving defines couple’s love for sisters

By Becky Igo | January 2, 2009 |

Who would have thought that a connection between the Sisters of Providence and a woodcarver and his wife would have begun with pie? Thinking about it now, Dick Hillier and his wife, Kathryn, of Paris, Ill., simply chuckle. The “pie” episode took place approximately six years ago. “Sister Joseph Clare McCarthy and some other sisters…

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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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