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Caritas Newsletter 2012

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Winter 2012

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~ Christmas Message from the Leadership Team
~ Leadership Transition: SPs choose Judith Desmarais, SP, as provincial superior
~ Editor’s note: Marilyn Sendek, PC, no longer plans retreats at L’Arche
~ Farewell celebrations for Sister Karin Dufault, new general superior
~ Provincial Chapter
~ Missioning of sponsors
~ Jubilee 2012
~ Sister Myrta Iturriaga returns to rural Washington as a missionary
~ Vocations: Sister Vilma Franco professes perpetual vows in Spokane
~ Blog update: “Are You Hearing God’s Call?” takes a hiatus
~ Vocation ad
~ “The Land of the Midnight Sun Comes Alive” when Sister Helen Brennan goes to Fairbanks

Web extra photo gallery

~ Obits

  • Loretta Marie Marceau, SP
  • Marie E. Kemper, PA
  • James W. Plampin, PA

~ Please Remember in Prayer
~ Briefs

  • Sisters help Providence St. Peter Hospital bless Critical Care Unit
  • Sojourner Place celebrates 25 years with ice cream social
  • Mary Tyllia, PA, receives Sister Peter Claver Award nomination
  • Sister Ana Dolores earns her GED
  • Transito Ruano Castro, PA, receives WOLA Award
  • Sister Dolores Ellwart attends Cataldo pilgrimage events
  • Transitions marks 10th anniversary; presents Pizelo Award

Annual appeal: “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”



Fall 2012

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~ Welcome home and farewell – Sr. Kathryn Rutan to return to MJP; General Chapter delegates choose Sr. Karin Dufault as general superior and Sr. Mary Kaye Nealen as general councilor
ca ~ Other General Chapter news
~ LCWR annual assembly decides next steps in responding to CDF report
~ Holy Names sisters evacuated by fire receive hospitality at MSJ
~ Rio + 20 report from Provincial Councilor Jo Ann Showalter
~ Sr. Clarella Fink elects to move from Spokane to SJR
~ Sr. Jessica Taylor professes perpetual vows in Seattle
~ Are You Hearing God’s Call? Blog promo
~ Vocation ad
~ PAs from Great Falls visit Montreal for Footsteps of Mother Gamelin
~ Mother Joseph Province welcomes fourth Providence Companion (Marilyn Sendek, PA)
~ Sr. Clare Lentz finds purpose and joy in ministry in the Philippines
~ Obits

  • Mary Leona Miller, SP
  • Jean M. White, PA
  • Virginia Jean Cory, PA

~ Please Remember in Prayer
~ Briefs

  • Associates gather at WPC and at NACAR in Chicago
  • Sisters help cut ribbon at Providence High School (new science center)
  • Vocare retreat draws young women from across the Inland Northwest
  • New Health & Well Being coordinator (Patty Beattie, OP)
  • St. John’s Academy reunion (Srs. Cecilia Paganessi and Dolores Elwart)
  • Sr. Margarita Hernandez renews vows
  • PA anniversaries in Walla Walla (Mary Ruzicka and Agnes Mason)
  • Sr. Vilma Franco earns certificate in theological and pastoral studies

~ A Cause To Dine For benefits Sojourner Place ministry
~ Kudos to Transito Ruano Castro, PA, on an international honor (2012 Human Rights Award from WOLA)


Summer 2012

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~ Sisters of Providence receive 2012 Centennial Bishop’s Medal
~ Last Sister of Providence leaves Vancouver, Wash., home of the congregation’s roots
~ Trust launches capital campaign to purchase/restore Providence Academy in Vancouver
~ 2012 Jubilee celebration (12)
~ General Conference, Santiago Chile – Five Leadership Team members travel to Chile for “A Loving Look at Local Community Life”
~ Sisters visiting from Chile renew temporary vows
~ Sister Fe Sumalde celebrates 15 years as a chaplain in Yakima

Other SPs serving as chaplains are Annette Seubert, Mary Clare Boland, Suzette Bautista, Blanca Sagles, Teresa White

~ Providence Associate Rev. Harriett Walden has passion for social justice
~ Vocations

Prayer for Vocations – SPs welcome novice to join 9 others in initial formation (Huong Nguyen)

  • Vocation ad
  • Veryl Snowhill becomes a Providence Companion
  • Mary Anne Coles becomes a candidate

~ Emilie Gamelin Mission Fund/Leadership Team donations 2011
~ Obits

  • Gertrude A. Woodson, PA
  • Martha E. Markarian, PA

~ Please Remember in Prayer
~ Briefs

  • New U.S. citizen (Sr. Blanca Sagles)
  • Sister returns to site of former ministry to offer prayer at celebration (Sr. Rita Ferschweiler)
  • Sister Mary Kaye Nealen gives keynote address in France
  • Feeding the people (Sr. Annette Seubert and Kathy Danforth at House of Charity)
  • New LCWR leadership role (Sr. Judith Desmarais, Region XV chair-elect)
  • Sister Suzette Bautista earns special certification
  • Sister Anna Loan Nguyen completes pastoral counseling program
  • Table of the King in Portland (Sr. Maggie Pastro, et al)
  • Missioning of sisters crossing the mountains from East to West (Srs. Lois Murray, Dorothy Zimmer, Therese Multz and AnnMary Vu)

~ Providence High School Gala
~ Mother’s Day Tea is special event (benefit for Sojourner Place)
~ Sr. Rita Ferschweiler receives honorary doctorate from University of Portland


Spring 2012

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~ Spotlight on ministry in El Salvador

  • Sr. Fran’s friends in El Salvador bid her a fond farewell
  • Looking ahead to what’s on the horizon in El Salvador
  • Sr. Marilyn Charette joins Sr. Pauline Lemaire

~ 2011 Mother Joseph Award: “Hospice Angel” Jacqueline Glass, Torrance, CA
~ Providence group visits Haiti to research health care expansion possibilities (Sr. Judith Desmarais)
~ Special Mass celebrates Sister Dolores Ellwart
~ Advent Vocation Discernment Retreat Day held in Seattle
~ Promo for blog by sisters in formation and Vocation Committee
~ Vocation ad
~ Meet a few of the scholarship recipients in El Salvador

Scholarship appeal for support

~ Thank you to donors and benefactors, January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011

~ Briefs

  • LA Archdiocese celebrates Jubilarians (Srs. Mary Alice Miller and Barbara Schamber)
  • St. Joseph Residence hosts dinner for Jesuit Volunteers
  • Anti-death penalty advocates take case to Olympia
  • John Dear, SJ, author and peace activist, speaks to sisters and associates
  • PA moves into mayor’s office (Deacon Jim Barrow, Walla Walla)
  • So what happens in a Come & See experience? (progressive dinner)

~ Providence Hospitality House is remembered and appreciated
~ Chilean sisters return to MJP to continue formation and discernment (Srs. Marcia Gatica and Marisol Àvila)
~Obituaries

  • Cecile Laprise, SP
  • Roberta Marie (Bobbie) Harnetiaux, PA

~ Please Remember in Prayer
~ Sisters, associates and friends act to help Salvadorian flood victims

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