Sr. Hong Na Nguyen professes final vows

On July 16, Sister Hong Nga Nguyen made her final vows in a bilingual ceremony at the Vietnamese Martyrs Church in Tukwila, Wash., the parish where she goes every Sunday and sings in the choir. The theme for the Eucharistic celebration was: The love of Christ impels us. Go and bear fruit that lasts. “I want more Vietnamese to know who we are,” she said. “This is a special occasion, yes, but we are here for you.”

Providence (Beca) Scholarship Program 2016

An evolving program not only seeks to put access to education within the reach of young Salvadorans from villages in the Bajo Lempa/Jiquilisco region; it aims for much more.

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2016 Jubilee Mass

In liturgy held on July 30, 2016, in Burien, Wash., 15 Sisters of Providence, including two celebrating in heaven, marked 25, 50, 60, 70, 75 and 80 years of religious life. Reverend John D. Whitney, SJ, was the celebrant.

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2016 Jubilee Vespers & Banquet

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2016 Jubilee Reception

Following the Jubilee Mass, a reception was held in the parish hall of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Burien, Wash.

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Maureen Morris named co-recipient of 2016 Mother Joseph Award

For 20 years, Maureen Morris has been “The Face of Providence” for every person who comes in the door at St. Joseph Residence, the home of retired and infirm Sisters of Providence in West Seattle. Maureen was no stranger to the sisters when she took the job, having already served a few years at the front desk of the adjacent Mount St. Vincent.

Maureen and Sister Jacqueline Fernandes, superior at St. Joseph Residence

Rebecca Hawkins, co-recipient of 2016 Mother Joseph Award

Rebecca Hawkins, MSN, ANP, ACHPN, has been an oncology and palliative care nurse practitioner for more than 30 years and is a nationally recognized educator, speaker and writer in her field. In addition to her role as director of Compassionate Care across Providence, she is a palliative care nurse practitioner for St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash.

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