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I Love You Kiddo

I Love You Kiddo

It’s Father’s Day weekend, so I thought I would share something I wrote about my Dad and maybe it will resonate with you in some ways too. Some people have a hard time with the image of God as Father.  They tell me it depends on what your image of your own father is…maybe the type of family life you…

Simple Gifts Returning

Simple Gifts Returning

As Covid restrictions are lessening across the country, we see the gradual reopening of facilities.  This story relates how the Sisters of Providence are grateful for the simple gifts of sharing a meal, playing cards, or just taking a leisurely walk with a friend. “Spring is coming into full bloom and temperatures are rising. Also budding is the hope of…

Connecting with Creation

Connecting with Creation

As women and men of Providence know, we are all connected, all part of the circle of life.  This article shows one Sister of Providence who practices integral ecology and challenges us to do the same. “Ever since Sister Sue Orlowski was a little girl growing up in Massachusetts, she has been  fascinated by the natural world. She recalls being…

Living Providence Spirituality in an Ecological and Contemplative Way: Part Three

Living Providence Spirituality in an Ecological and Contemplative Way: Part Three

Ruth McGoldrick, SP, a Sister of Providence from Holyoke, MA and also co-founder of the Women of Providence in Collaboration, has generously shared with me a presentation she did for their Associates.  I intend to share that with all of you in parts or sections in this blog.  So here is Part Three. Living Providence Spirituality in a Contemplative Way…

Living Providence Spirituality in an Ecological and Contemplative Way: Part Four

Living Providence Spirituality in an Ecological and Contemplative Way: Part Four

Ruth McGoldrick, SP, a Sister of Providence from Holyoke, MA and also co-founder of the Women of Providence in Collaboration, has generously shared with me a presentation she did for their Associates.  I intend to share that with all of you in parts or sections in this blog.  So here is Part Four. The Commingling of Simplicity and Complexity in…

Memorial Day Thoughts

Memorial Day Thoughts

This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day.  The day we remember all those who have served in the military, who have given their lives for our freedom, and who continue to do even today.  As we celebrate this day we see our country still in need of restoration and healing, still dealing with the pandemic, although it is much better, and…

Living Providence Spirituality in an Ecological and Contemplative Way: Part Two

Living Providence Spirituality in an Ecological and Contemplative Way: Part Two

Ruth McGoldrick, SP, a Sister of Providence from Holyoke, MA and also co-founder of the Women of Providence in Collaboration, has generously shared with me a presentation she did for their Associates.  I intend to share that with all of you in parts or sections in this blog.  So here is Part TWO. Scripture and the Desert Fathers and Mothers…

The In-Between Time

The In-Between Time

As I was listening to my priest friend’s homily for Ascension this past Sunday, he was speaking about the two feasts of Ascension and Pentecost—a week apart in our Catholic liturgy.  In our human reality we are so bound by time and space.  Perhaps that is a good thing because it gives us time to reflect and ponder how these…

Here I Am, Send Me

Here I Am, Send Me

This Sister of Providence proves that hard work, determination, and perseverance is part of the call to being a Woman of Providence.  In the Scriptures we hear:  Whom shall I send?  Who will go for us?  Here I am, I said; send me. (Isaiah 6:8).  And Sr. Nagwa Gameel said just that–here I am, send me. (text translated from the…

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