Winter 2014

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~ Christmas message from the Leadership Team
~ Profiles of new leadership (2015-2019)

  • Get to know Provincial Councilor Joan Gallagher, SP
  • Get to know Provincial Councilor Josefina “Josie” Ramac, SP

~ Mother Joseph Province receives new candidate (Carolyn “Lyn” Lobo, MD
~ Sisters of Providence support Native people’s opposition to fossil-fuel transport
~ Discovering Joy and Grace in Ministry (Sr. Bea LaFramboise leaves vocation ministry)
~ A New Era for Sojourner Place (collaboration with Jubilee Women’s Center)
~ Following God’s call:

  • Sister spends two weeks as a compassionate presence at the border (Charlene Hudon, SP)
  • Teresa Huong Thi Nguyen professes first vows as a Sister of Providence
  • General Leadership Team from Montreal visits Mother Joseph Province
  • Obituaries: Katherine Ann Markel, SP; Georgette Jean, SP; John P. “Jack” Greeley; Gary Lauby and Jeffrey “Scott” Lauby; Father J. Severyn Westbrook

~ Please Remember in Prayer
~ Briefs

  • Sisters are celebrity models in fashion show in Spokane (Hope House)
  • Sister Marie-Claire Soucy returns to Seattle (from Argentina)
  • New Providence Associate in Walla Walla (Kay Workman)
  • Stained-glass window in North Hollywood Church (Blessed Emilie Gamelin)

~ 2015 is the Year of Consecrated Life


Fall 2014

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~ Return to La Papalota: Sisters to focus their El Salvador ministry on education and formation of youth

  • Sisters’ mission in El Salvador has evolved over time
  • Appeal for scholarship fund donations

~ Mother Joseph Province receives two new Providence Companions (Shirley Hofmeister and Patricia Weidinger)
~ Sister Julie Macasieb visits with donors to typhoon relief in the Philippines (in Yakima, Wash.
~ Discernment Chapter: Sisters of Providence elect 2015-19 leadership (Sisters Judith Desmarais, Jo Ann Showalter, Joan Gallagher and Josie Ramac)
~ Vocation ad
~ 2014 Jubilee celebration (reflection by Sister Charlotte Van Dyke)
~ Footsteps of Blessed Emilie Gamelin: Providence Associates make pilgrimage to Montreal for “Formation for Mission”
~ 61 years later: Return to Montreal is “unbelievable” and a “healing experience” (Sister Virginia Miller)
~ Please Remember in Prayer
~ Sister Rosa Sen Nguyen studies abroad with Gonzaga University students
~ Briefs

  • Sister Jessica Taylor receives special honor at Seattle University graduation (Rev. Dr. Clinton McNair Award)
  • Sister Clare Lentz named candidate director
  • MACC gathering held in Montreal (Museums, Archives, Causes and Communications)
  • A visit with Sister Julie Ziocchi is a “Wish of a Lifetime”
  • Sisters Marisol (Avilia) and Marcia (Gatica) welcomed to MJP
  • Sister Rose Byrne is honored by St. Joseph Medical Center Guild
  • NRVC/RFC regional gatherings in Renton mark anniversaries
  • S.S. Emilie: Providence High School students take solar boat to competition
  • New Providence Associate in Yakima (Patricia Flores, Yakima, Wash.)
  • NW Immigrant Rights gala held in Seattle
  • Dominican Heritage Display Art Wall dedicated: Providence Holy Family Hospital celebrates 50 years
  • Board of Directors meeting August 9-10: Providence Associates endorse sisters’ stance to end the death penalty
  • 51 years of service: Lew Ogilvie, Providence mailroom coordinator, given Mother Joseph statue

Summer 2014

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~ Welcoming three sisters: Sisters of Providence add the Philippines to Mother Joseph Province

  • Meet the newest members of Mother Joseph Province (Srs.  Julia (Julie) Macasieb, Dalisay (Beth) Rayray, Lucila (Lucy) Velasquez)
  • A bit of history on the Sisters of Providence mission in the Philippines

~ Holy Week: Two provincial councilors visit the sisters and associates in the Philippines (Srs. Celia Chappell and Jo Ann Showalter)
~ 2014 Jubilarians (14)

Local community celebrations – St. Joseph Residence and Spokane, 2014 retreat

~ Mini-pilgrimage: Foundresses and community’s history in stained glass welcome Renton visitors
~ Rededication and blessing: St. Joseph of the Flood statue finds home at St. Joseph Residence
~ Community dinner for boards: Jubilee Women’s Center and Sojourner Place break bread together

From the Jubilee Women’s Center

~ Two sisters are inducted into academic honor societies (Srs. Rosa Sen Nguyen and Jessica Taylor)
~ Mission trip to Vietnam: Sisters joins Hope Initiative (Sr. Gabrielle Nguyen)
~ Sisters of Providence have a Little Free Library
~ Obituaries – Sister Rose Marie Dillman, Lucila Alvarez Alba, PA (no photo)
~ Please Remember in Prayer
~ Briefs

  • Karin Dufault, SP, receives honorary degree from Saint Martin’s University
  • Two sisters from Chile join MJP (Srs. Marcia Gatica and Marisol Avilà
  • Olympia bill signing (Alzheimer’s disease volunteer Sr. Sharon Fitzpatrick)
  • Sister Karen Hawkins appointed vocation director
  • National Catholic Sisters Week featured in Women’s History Month in 2014

~ Five new Providence Associates in Georgia (Stephanie Nash, Melissa Van Hall, Tracy Anthony, Annette Martinez, Lisa Fowler)
~ Sr. Marie-Claire Soucy is off on another adventure (Argentina)
~ Pizza party in Spokane (Emilie Court sisters hosted by Frank and Sharon Bouten)
~ There’s no such thing as retirement: Just ask Sisters Rita Bergamini and Mary Clare Boland
~ “We Love the Sisters” spring tea at St. Joseph Residence
~ Sacred Heart Maternity Clinic named for “Father-Doctor Stan” Malnar, PA
~ Vocation ad


Spring 2014


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~ Sisters sell Mount St. Joseph to Providence Health & Services – Washington
~ A season of farewells:

  • Longtime Providence employees leave with the sisters’ thanks and appreciation
  • Sojourner Place farewells (Sr. KC Young, OP, and Gemalee Morrison)

~ Messages from our travelers (Sr. Annette Seubert, El Salvador; Sr. Vilma Franco, El Sal vador; Sr. Sue Orlowski, Chile)
~ Reflections on serving as Sisters of Providence novitiate director (Sr. Margaret Botch)

Sr. Celia Chappell to serve as bi-province novitiate director

~ Two Chilean sisters profess perpetual vows in Seattle ceremony (Srs. Marisol Avilà and Marcia Gatica)
~ Sisters reflect on tragedy in the Philippines (Typhoon Haiyan) – Sr. Clare Lentz
~ Thank you to donors and benefactors
~ Obituaries — Sister Scholastic Lee, Mary Murtha, PA; Dolores M. Hennessey, PA
~ Please Remember in Prayer
~ Vocation ad
~ Emilie Gamelin Mission Fund/Leadership Team Donations
~ Briefs

  • A blessed birthday celebration (Sr. Dorothy Byrne, 90)
  • A new face in Renton (Blessed Emilie Gamelin statue)
  • Sisters take to the runway (Sr. Joan Campbell and Eileen Walsh, OP-T, at O’Trees
  • Sisters at Emilie Court form new local community