Winter 2011

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~ Christmas message from the Leadership Team
~ Spokane cemetery dedicates religious life memorial
~ Providence Hospitality House closes
~ Providence Portland Medical Center anniversary

  • Last two resident sisters leave
  • Special recognition for SP heroine (Sr. Rita Ferschweiler)

~ Spotlight on vocations

  • Sr. Marita Capili becomes novice
  • Sr. Hong Nga Nguyen and Sr. Rosa Sen Nguyen profess first vows
  • Sr. Vilma Franco renews vows
  • Memorial wall dedicated at SHMC

~ Briefs

  • Anti-death-penalty speaker comes to SJR
  • Never thought we’d see this (Sr. Sue Orlowski models in Hope House fashion show)

~ Birder makes her mark in magazine (Sr. Sue Orlowski)
~ Transitions benefit is a success
~ Formation for catechists (organized by Sr. Margarita Hernandez)
~ Sisters visit Washington State Capitol in Olympia
~ Obituary

Marie Pizelo, PA

~ Please Remember in Prayer
~ Annual appeal (for Sojourner Place)
~ Vocation ad
~ Collaboration allows sister to come from China to study (Sr. Bosco Song Yan Li)


Fall 2011

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~ International Formation Experience: New sisters share thoughts
~ New headstones mark sister’s burial plots in historic St. Ignatius cemetery
~ Providence Associate organizes event: Sisters attend Indigenous Grandmothers’ gathering in Alaska
~ Prophets of Justice: Sister Renate Hayum is honored by St. Patrick’s Church, Seattle
~ Providence delegation carries gift to aid restoration to sisters in Chile
~ Sisters of Providence leaders visit LCWR exhibit in California
~ 2011 Jubilee celebration
~ Obituary

Jeanette A. Benson, SP

~ Please Remember in Prayer
~ Briefs

  • Ministries for women and children benefit from A Cause To Dine For
  • Sisters join in blessing of innovative new medical tower in Everett
  • In memory of Sister Carolyn (statue blessing at Providence Centralia)
  • Our gardens are in bloom (Sr. Charlene in Skagit Valley and Sr. Roberta in Yakima)
  • Continuing the legacy of feeding the poor (Srs. Pam and Rosalie at SHMC picnic)
  • Intercommunity vocation retreat (VIVA)

~ Find us on Facebook
~ Mother Joseph Award
~ New Providence Associate (Laura Keim in Seattle)
~ Renton conference center named in honor of Chuck Hawley
~ Nonagenarians unite! (90-year-old club at SJR)
~ Vocation ad
~ Provincial Chapter attendees include two scheduled for Come and See experience



Summer 2011

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~ Provincial tours Vietnam; meets with sisters’ families
~ 2011 Jubilee celebration (18)
~ Sisters receive honors from the State of Montana Annual appea
~ Thank you and farewell: Jesuits to leave St. Joseph’s Parish in Yakima
~ Temporary vows sisters and apostolic novices get to know each other in Montreal
~ Mother Joseph Province welcomes second Providence Companion (Theresa Reda, PC)
~ Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center celebrates milestone (125 years)
~ Vocation ad
~ Please Remember in Prayer
~ Briefs

  • University of Great Falls dedicates Sr. Rita Mudd Hall and Providence Plaza (honors Sr. Mary Kaye Nealen)
  • Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America opens in Los Angeles
  • Providence Child Center hosts reception for Sr. Julie Ziocchi
  • Congress for the Evangelization of Families held in Yakima (Sr. Silvia Troncoso is organizer)
  • Sr. Chauncey Boyle retires from Providence Vincent House Montreal is well represented at WPC meeting (vocation, formation and leadership liaisons)
  • WPC leadership (Sr. Karin Dufault, treasurer)
  • New candidate director (Sr. Karen Hawkins)
  • Building Bridges conference (Sr. Katherine Smith)
  • Sponsors and sisters break bread together (Portland)
  • Kudos! (Srs. Hong Nga Nguyen and Margarita Hernandez)

~ Sisters of Providence honor Joan Pinkerton Tucker for Mother Joseph portrayals


Spring 2011

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~ Celebration in Uganda: Sisters of Providence join Daughters of Mary for 100th anniversary events; also visit Cameroon
~ Reflections on the trip to Uganda and Cameroon
~ Providence Associates in El Salvador to develop ludoteca
~ Providence Associate in Yakima relishes community organizing (Ninfa Gutierrez)
~ Thank you to donors
~ Fire in Chile ravages buildings on Sisters of Providence campus
~ International formation experience

  • Two sisters from Chile arrive in Mother Joseph Province
  • Sisters visiting from Haiti and Cameroon share their thoughts

~ UGF students make a difference and broaden their perspectives in El Salvador
~ Emilie Gamelin Mission Fund donations 2010
~ Obituaries

  • Dorothy St. Germaine, PA
  • Paul-Gabriel Desilets, SP
  • Renate Hayum, SP

~ Please Remember in Prayer
~ Briefs

  • “New” novitiate director is selected (Sr. Margaret Botch)
  • New Providence Associate in Spokane (Theresa Stallman)

~ Providence Pariseau welcomes three new board members (Sr. Kaye Belcher, Gemalee Morrison, Matthew Volta
~ Vocation events

  • LENT Vocation Discernment Retreat Day (April 2, Bellevue)
  • Summer weekend vocation retreat (July 9-10, Lacey)

~ Vocation ad
~ Find us on Facebook!