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News

Here you will find a collection of news articles that were posted to our website from 2013 to present.

Susan Rohm

Sisters of Divine Providence Hire New Director of Mission Advancement

The Sisters of Divine Providence have hired Susan H. Rohm as the congregation’s new Director of Mission Advancement. In her role, effective April 28, Rohm will manage fund development, write proposals and grants, implement strategies to grow annual revenue, manage all communications, and direct the Mission Advancement department.

Sister Geraldine Thiel

Wake: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Staten-Fine (220 Court, Alton, IL 62202). Rosary/service at 5:30 p.m.
Resurrection Service: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Parish, Alton, IL

Sister Rosaria Bednar

Viewing in the Community Room at Providence Heights on Wednesday, March 12 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. 
and on Thursday, March 13 from Noon-3:30 p.m.
Wake Service in the Community Room on Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m.
Mass of Resurrection on Thursday, March 13 at 4 p.m. in the Mother of Divine Providence Chapel at Providence Heights. 

SisterStory.org Launched for National Catholic Sisters Week

According to the SisterStory.org website, "SisterStory is a national campaign aimed at broadening awareness of Catholic sisters. Who are Catholic sisters? What are their lives like? What impact have they had over the course of American history? What difference do they make today? Our intention is to demystify religious life – the vows of poverty, celibacy and obedience, the experience of living in community, the desire to belong totally to God – by sharing the stories of Catholic sisters.

Celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week 2014

Join us in celebrating the 51,000 Catholic sisters in America! We will join with thousands of others in celebrating the inaugural National Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14. St. Catherine University was awarded a three-year Hilton Foundation grant to help bring greater visibility to the contributions of women religious, as part of Women’s History Month (March). We hope to celebrate Catholic sisters, past, present and future, as well as keeping these faith-filled, courageous women’s contributions top-of-mind always.

Letting Go: A Spirituality of Imperfection

Letting Go: A Spirituality of Imperfection

This year's Lenten Breakfast was a great success! Many thanks to speaker Anne Kertz Kernion, artist and owner of Cards by Anne, who guided us to an understanding of the Lenten season as a time of transition.

The prayer about everyday fasting that was used during the event is available below as a printable pdf.

We hope you enjoy these photos!

Sister Alice Marie Lyon and Sister Florita Rodman, enjoying Valentines from Sacred Heart School students

Sisters in Kingston Celebrate Valentine's Day

Sisters at Providence House in Kingston, Mass., had a lovely Valentine's Day week thanks to some students from Sacred Heart School, one of our sponsored ministries.

Hand-designed cards and letters from students and classes in grades 1-6 brought smiles to many Sisters' faces, especially those who have retired from their teaching ministry at Sacred Heart. The Sisters who have retired love to see the art work and the thoughtfulness of their students.

Sister Nélida Naveros Córdova Presents at Scholarly Meeting

On February 8, 2014, Sister Nélida Naveros Córdova presented a paper at the 2014 meeting of the Midwest Society of Biblical Literature in the section of "Student Religious Studies." The meeting was at Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Ill. The topic of Sister Nélida's paper was "The City of Jerusalem as Portrayed by Luke and Philo of Alexandria." We're proud of Sister Nélida's work! 

 

Sisters Support 2014 Empty Bowls Dinner

Since the early 1990s, Sisters of Divine Providence have been participating in the annual Empty Bowls Dinner, a simple soup and bread supper which raises funds to fight hunger in the Pittsburgh area. In most years, six to eight Sisters have attended. Proceeds from the fundraiser are split between Just Harvest and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
 

Congratulations to La Posada Providencia on a Successful Hearts & Hands Fundraiser

Congratulations to La Posada Providencia, one of our sponsored ministries, on a very successful Hands & Hearts fundraiser! The fifth annual Hands & Hearts Brunch and Auction fundraiser set a new attendance record, with more than 340 guests attending the event, held Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Cultural Arts Center of Texas State Technical College.

Read more in the article "Hands & Hearts shows us God’s Providence on Earth" on the La Posada Providencia website. 

World Day for Consecrated Life

Consecrated Life Week runs from January 26 thru February 2 at ministries and motherhouses in southwestern Pennsylvania. The collaborative food drive is held in conjunction with World Day for Consecreated Life, which is observed annually by the Catholic Church February 1-2.

Please read the article in the Pittsburgh Catholic.

Sisters Celebrate Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

On December 12, 2013, the Catholic Church throughout the world celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas. The feast celebrates the appearances of Mary to Juan Diego in Mexico in 1531. This is a day of special significance to Mexican Catholics and many other people of Latino hertiage. In Pittsburgh, a special celebration, including a Mass, took place at St. Paul Cathedral. Thanks to Sisters Roberta Grzelak, Ana Lydia Sonera Matos, Wendolyn López Santos, and Karina Conrad for representing our community at the liturgy.

Music Makers

"We exalt your Providence, O God, and we submit to all its decrees!" 

Music can be a wonderful conduit between divine presence and experience. Many believe that it is in the nature of humans to yearn for, to seek out, to communicate at some level with, the Divine, and that we are restless until we find a way to be at one with that presence. Music helps people relate to God in a very personal way. It can make one aware of the presence of God.

To Light through Love

To Light through Love

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."

-Edith Wharton

Marlene McClain's Sunseeker RV

Associate Marlene McClain's Journey to La Posada Providencia

La Posada Providencia serves as a temporary home and shelter for men, women, and children who flee their countries because of religious persecution, enslavement, and other life- and limb-threatening terrors. First they are sent to detention centers (jails) operated by U.S. Border Patrol. If they are determined to be authentically fleeing horrors, they are placed on a track to receiving papers and staying in the U.S. This process takes time--a day or more; a week or more.

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