On a Thursday morning in June, I prepared to go grocery shopping at the neighborhood Giant Eagle. We had rainstorms on and off during the week, and the forecast for that day was for another afternoon storm.
David Weber, Executive Director of Room at the Inn, talked to Kent Ehrhardt, meteorologist for the news station, about the emergency shelter for homeless women and families in St. Louis County and their upcoming golf tournament on September 23.
Dr. Paula Lizak Gilchrist passed peacefully on Friday, August 16, 2019, after a brief battle with cancer.
As Sisters of Divine Providence, we commit ourselves to creating a world of compassion, justice and peace, and to making God's providence more visible in our world.
The recent mass shootings in our country impel us to once again beg all citizens and all elected leaders to end the rampant rage and division that have overpowered the nation and too often result in mass, indiscriminate violence.
We are happy to share our Spring/Summer 2019 newsletter. In this issue, we focus on choosing to love those who have very different backgrounds from our own by nurturing our capacity to be empathetic. Also included are our Sister Jubilarians who celebrate 2,225 combined years of ministry in 2019.
Giving Voice, a peer-led national organization for nuns and religious sisters under the age of 50, convened for a four-day conference to build bridges between religious life and social justice issues.
On August 2, 2019, the Sisters of Divine Providence presented the Ketteler Award for Social Justice to Sister Hilary Hooks, Sister Margaret Mertens, Sister Zita Telkamp, Sister Therese Cunningham, and Associate Marlene McClain.
La Posada Providencia (LPPshelter.org) received increased financial support through recent tweets from Chelsea Clinton and Chris Cuomo that encouraged donations for organizations helping the border situation.
We commend to your charity the soul of our beloved Sister Carol Tenerovich who departed this life on June 24, 2019.
We commend to your charity the soul of our beloved Sister Rosella Uding who departed this life on June 15, 2019.
We commend to your charity the soul of our beloved Sister Helen Plivelic who departed this life on May 31, 2019.
The award will be given annually to an individual who exemplifies the spirit of compassion and service of the Sisters of Divine Providence.
We commend to your charity the soul of our beloved Sister Marjorie Nickel who departed this life on May 24, 2019.
We commend to your charity the soul of our beloved Sister Antonia Cvetan who departed this life on May 22, 2019.
Judith Montgomery, associate and former member, passed away on May 15, 2019.
The award is given annually at La Roche College's spring Commencement.
"Each morning before I begin my day, I spend a few moments reflecting on the symbol that is uniquely ours as Sisters of Divine Providence," said Sister Zita Telkamp, who wears a silver necklace bearing this emblem as a sign of commitment to her religious community’s charisms.
We are happy to share our Winter 2019 newsletter. In this issue, Sisters Michele Bisbey and Mary Ellen Rufft provide insight into how they are affected by and processing the abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.
The new Executive Director at La Posada Providencia is quite familiar with the mission of the shelter: to welcome the stranger.