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News

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

St. Mary's Church, Madison, IL

St. Louis Jubilee Celebration

A Jubilee Celebration was held on June 28, 2014, at St. Mary's Church in Madison, Illinois, for all of our 2014 St. Louis Jubilarians.

Ketteler Day in St. Louis

St. Louis Sisters and Associates gathered on a very hot day in July to celebrate Ketteler Day on Sunday afternoon, July 13th.

Sister Marie Luraghi

Viewing in the Community Room at Providence Heights on Friday, June 20 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, June 21 from 9-10:30 a.m.
Wake Service in the Community Room on Friday, June 20 at 7 p.m.
Mass of Resurrection on Saturday, June 21 at 11 a.m. in the Mother of Divine Providence Chapel at Providence Heights. 

Sister Victorine Verosky

Viewing in the Community Room at Providence Heights on Tuesday, June 17 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. 
and on Wednesday, June 18 from Noon-3:30 p.m.
Wake Service in the Community Room on Tuesday, June 17 at 7 p.m.
Mass of Resurrection on Wednesday, June 18 at 4 p.m. in the Mother of Divine Providence Chapel at Providence Heights. 

Karen Snyder, Teresa Kinzer, and Erin Dowling Middleton

Sisters of Divine Providence Welcome Three New Associates

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, Sisters and Associates gathered in the Mother of Divine Providence Chapel at Providence Heights to welcome three new Associates. The liturgy also included a commitment renewal for all other Associates who were present. 

Please join us in welcoming these three new Associates!

Sister Agnes Schmidt

Resurrection Service: Friday, May 30, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., St. Mary's Church, Alton, IL
Wake: Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Staten-Fine (220 Court, Alton, IL 62202). Rosary/service at 7:00 p.m.

Sacred Heart School’s International Flair

God works in inscrutable ways. As we, the Congregation of Divine Providence, define ourselves in ever deepening terms of internationality, the Sacred Heart School welcomed 27 internationals to its high school division this scholastic year 2013–2014. This exciting and challenging opportunity expanded our student body’s world-vision in countless ways. Teachers, too, were summarily surprised with the addition of each new culture, each new eager student replete with a different mother tongue, a different tradition, enrolling in our long-established New England school.

OPDH courtyard

Associates Reach Out

Mission Alive, an outreach project of the Sisters of Divine Providence Associates, was started in 2009 by Ellen Lavender, former director of the Associates. Since then, each year, through Mission Alive, the Associates have helped a ministry staffed by the Sisters. They learn all about the ministry, spread the word about it, visit the ministry, lend hands-on help, and raise funds for it. Over the years, the Associates have contributed financially, through prayer, and as hands-on volunteers to the Sisters’ sponsored ministries in Santo Domingo and San Benito, Texas.

Providence Alive! Spring 2014

"Becoming a Woman of Providence," the feature article, explains terms like formation, incorporation, discernment, and novitiate, and the process by which a woman first explores whether she is called to religious life and the subsequent journey she undertakes on her way to becoming a vowed religious.

Other articles included in this issue:

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.

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