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Care of Earth in everyday life: Sisters Ellen Cunningham and Rosemary Nudd

By Cheryl Casselman | October 2, 2013 |

Sisters Rosemary Nudd, Ellen Cunningham and Dorothy Rasche walk the talk by living and demonstrating care of Earth in their everyday lives.

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Several Sisters of Providence share their Christmas wishes

By Dave Cox | December 14, 2012 |

Sisters of Providence may not sit on Santa’s plush lap or bended knee, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a wish or two to share with you for the Christmas season. By reading through some of their thoughts, you’ll notice their comments are very much in line with their mission of serving God by…

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Praying for rain in a drought, other water issues

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | June 26, 2012 |

Being in drought conditions in our part of Indiana makes me think about water quite a bit – usually when I’m watering our garden. My meanderings take me to Scripture – Hebrew and Christian — and all the references to parched ground, the desert blooming or conversely the grass withering. I think about Jesus at…

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Connecting with Creation

By Cheryl Casselman | May 15, 2012 |

This article is reprinted from the summer 2012 issue of HOPE The Sisters of Providence have been connecting with creation since their foundation more than 170 years ago. “We have a little green-house where we shelter our flowers from the heavy frosts,” wrote Sister Mary Therese (Dorothy) Schmitt, to her friends. “Then we cut them,…

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Pausing for prayer

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | January 31, 2012 |

The General Officers, the leadership team for the Sisters of Providence, met last week. Each day a different council member prepared and led the prayer. The day we reflected on the gift of Earth and everyone and everything that shares life on this planet I spoke of an appreciation instilled in me in my youth…

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Sisters eating local food

By Cheryl Casselman | September 13, 2008 |

This article is reprinted from fall 2008 issue of HOPE. Exciting changes have been occurring in the Sisters of Providence Food Services Department at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Within the last few years the sisters have stopped using Styrofoam because it practically never decomposes in landfills; they serve vegetables from their own gardens and fruit from their…

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Teaching, caring, inspiring for all creation. A ministry of the Sisters of Providence, White Violet Center for Eco-Justice at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana was established in 1996. Here you’ll find a herd of alpacas, a flock of laying chickens, a 5-acre USDA certified organic garden, orchards, bee hives, a Farm Store, nature trail and internship opportunities.

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