Providence Associates are a growing group in each of the WPC member congregations. The Associates from St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN are one example. See what’s new with them in this article.
Providence Associates and Sisters of Providence gathered March 11-13 for the Providence Community spring retreat. Thirty people participated in person at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and 47 participated virtually via livestream. All spent the weekend reflecting and growing on the theme “Images of God.”
The Providence Associates hosted their first-ever virtual “Come and See” event April 28 for those interested in learning more about the Providence Associate relationship. Providence Associates and Sisters of Providence shared about what the Providence Associate relationship means to them. Time for questions and answers followed.
We continue to have active Providence Circles and are working to allow even more associates to be engaged in this way. Providence Circles are small community groups that meet virtually or in person for discussion and learning. It is a wonderful bonding element for the community.
Our Providence Community continues to grow each year with more wonderful Providence Associates. We are thankful for the blessing of our Providence Associates in bringing the Providence charism into the world!
What are you doing to encourage associates in your own congregation?
Barbara McMullen, CDP