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Statement on the Arrest and Death of George Floyd

Statement on the Arrest and Death of George Floyd

Today I was going to write a statement to be posted on our Social Justice page.  However, I think my Provincial Leadership Team’s statement captures my intentions quite well.  I thank them for issuing this statement.  I know that Women of Providence communities have most likely also issued their own statements.  We all stand together in solidarity.   “Witnessing the dying…

Passing On a Legacy

Passing On a Legacy

The Sisters of Divine Providence from Allison Park, PA  (former St. Louis province) sponsor a homeless shelter in Bridgeton, MO named Room at the Inn.  It provides homeless women and families temporary shelter in what was the former province’s headquarters.   This ministry began in 1992 when the Salvation Army approached the Sisters for needed space and the fourth floor of…

Sister Frances Lorene and the West Africa Teaching Ministry

Sister Frances Lorene and the West Africa Teaching Ministry

Blessed John Martin Moye, the founder of the Sisters of Divine Providence, saw needs being neglected, especially in the exclusion of the poor girls from the educational system of his time and place. From the beginning, this story has inspired the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence to be involved with many different ministries throughout the United States and…

Providence Food Pantry Celebrates 25 Years

Providence Food Pantry Celebrates 25 Years

On September 22, Providence Food Pantry, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, celebrated 25 years of loving service to residents in the West Terre Haute area. Persons of all faith traditions visited the pantry during an open house, enjoying treats, soda and chances to enter several raffles. During the celebration, Pantry Director Sister Joseph Fillenwarth…

Wonder and Awe

Wonder and Awe

It’s not often that one has an evening of complete wonder and awe.  Yet, a group of friends and I had just that on the afternoon and evening of September 29th.  We were at Powell Symphony Hall in St. Louis for the final concert of the St. Louis Jesuits.   I heard it was sold out in record time and so…

Sister Rosa Nguyen Talks about Religious Life

Sister Rosa Nguyen Talks about Religious Life

Sister Rosa Nguyen is a Sister of Providence from Mother Joseph Province in Seattle, WA.  She ministers at Providence High School in Burbank, California.  She has ministered there for more than four years but she is the only remaining Sister of Providence working there today.   She grew up in a Catholic family in Viet Nam and entered the Sisters of…

Sister Tracey Horan and Faith in Indiana: Working for Justice

Sister Tracey Horan and Faith in Indiana: Working for Justice

“We have the power to do something about this. I definitely believe we are making a difference,” said Sister Tracey Horan, pausing while heading north to take part in her annual retreat. Pictured:  Sister Tracey Horan translates at a peaceful demonstration in Brazil, Indiana, advocating for a more just immigration system. Sister Tracey was explaining her ministry. For two years, she…

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