Caritas Newsletters 2013

Winter 2013


Traditional PDF: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

~ Christmas message from the Leadership Team
~ Three sisters are missioned to international experiences (El Salvador – Srs. Annette Seubert and  Vilma Franco, Chile – Sr. Sue Orlowski)
~ Sr. Chauncey Boyle joins PH&S board of directors
~ Roncalli International Foundation board president (Guy Courchesne) visits MJP
~ A Cause To Dine For – speakers tell it like it is about women and homelessness
~ Annual appeal – Put women and children on your Christmas list
~ Four new board members join Providence Pariseau Corp., sponsor of Sojourner Place
~ Sr. Marita Capili professes first vows in Spokane
~ Sr. Kathryn Rutan accepts interim leadership post in Vermont
~ Sr. Anna Marie Koval is missioned to Seattle ~ Corporate stance: Sisters plan steps to bring end to death penalty ~ Vocation ad
~ Volunteer (Janelle Otterholt) finds dream job in Sisters of Providence Library
~ Jubilee donation benefits Sisters of Providence in Haiti
~ Obit: Wilma Louis Fitzgerald, SP ~ Please Remember in Prayer ~ Briefs

  • Holy Family Hospital says farewell to Sister Annette Seubert
  • New Providence Associate (Pat Koetter) welcomed in Seattle
  • A gathering of special friends (Filipino sisters at Twin Lakes)
  • Travels – Sr. Joyce Green at the beach in Oregon and Sr. Inez Arkell at Monarch, Mont.
  • Sr. Suzette becomes chaplain in northeastern Washington
  • Two Sisters of Providence renew vows (Srs. Rosa Sen Nguyen and Hong Nga Nguyen)
  • Sr. Dolores Ellwart moves from DeSmet, Idaho, to Spokane
  • PAs in Greater Seattle renew their commitment

~ Nun on campus (Sr. Rosa Sen Nguyen): reflections on her education


Fall 2013


Traditional PDF: Part 1 | Part 2 |Part 3 | Part 4 ~ (In California, Arizona/Mexico and Guatemala) Sisters give a voice and a hand to support those in need:

  • Nuns on the Bus (Sr. Charlene Hudon)
  • Guatemala (Sr. Kitsy Rutan)
  • SOA Border Watch (Sr. Jo Ann Showalter)

~ 2013 Mother Joseph Award profile – Dr. Darin Neven, Spokane
~ Community Days/Provincial Chapter
~ Sisters adopt corporate stance to end the death penalty
~ 2013 Jubilee celebration photos ~ Passing the baton: Sr Joan Gallagher ends term as vocation director; succeed by Sr. Karen Hawkins
~ Sr Anna Loan Nguyen leads long-term retreat for Dominican sisters in Vietnam
~ Sr Margarita Hernandez professes perpetual vows in Seattle
~ Sr Sue Orlowski visits White Violet Center in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.
~ Obits: Maria Teresa Lopez, S,Keith Abrahams, PA ~ Please Remember in Prayer
~ Briefs

  • Sisters present MJ statue to retiring PH&S Oregon Region CEO (Greg Van Pelt)
  • Farewell celebration for Sr. Maribeth Carson in Everett
  • Graduation photo – Srs Antony Tebitendwa, DM, and Maria Gorreth Nassali, DM
  • VOCARE 2013 – Vocation retreat in Spokane draws 37 young women, including 18 returnees
  • Sr Ana Dolores Orellana-Gamero leaps over another educational hurdle
  • Sr Marie-Claire Soucy returns from Haiti
  • Sr Vilma Franco graduates in early childhood education
  • A student’s special project leads to a special tour (Jessica Rehmann at PAV)
  • Blessing of historical marker remembering the Maryknoll Church and School (Srs Joan Campbell and Mary Clare Boland)
  • Two sisters “graduate” from Institute of Law and Religious Life (Srs Judith Desmarais and Jo Ann Showalter)
  • Susan Keyes, PA, retires from PH&S Ministry Leadership Formation

~ Women of Providence gather in Renton
~ Canonical novice arrives from Holy Angels Province in Edmonton, Alberta (Sr Mary Phillips)
~ Peace Community installs Peace Pole at Caritas Court


Summer 2013


Traditional PDF: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
~ 2013 Mother Joseph Award recipients Teresa Bigelow, Seattle, and Dr. Darin Neven, Spokane
~ 2013 Jubilarians (12) ~ News from the Philippines:

Sr. Clare Lentz’s ministry; Sr. Lina Afinidad’s Jubilee celebration; visit from Provincial Superior Judith Desmarais

~ Two more Ugandan sisters graduate from Seattle University – Srs. Antony Tebitendwa and Maria Gorreth Nassali ~ News from El Salvador

Farewell celebration for Sr. Pauline Lemaire; visit from Sr. Karen Hawkins and Provincial Superior Judith Desmarais ~ UGF presents Manus Dei Medal Award to Sr. Mary Kaye Nealen ~ Ministry at Rod’s House in Yakima (Srs. Josie Ramac, Fidela Adriano and Roberta Rorke)
~ Obits


  • Imelda Marie Flynn, SP
  • June Anne (Hardy) McFaul, PA
  • Lucy Margaret St. Hilaire, SP
  • Father Neill R. Meany, SJ, PA

~ Please Remember in Prayer ~ Briefs ~ Briefs

  • Sisters honored with Spirit of Marianwood award
  • Sr. Rebecca Berghoff reads to children at The Mount
  • Intercultural life experience by Sr. Sharon Fitzpatrick from Montreal
  • Sr. Helen Brennan honored by IPJC
  • SPs host WPC vocation, formation and leadership reps at SJR
  • Mother’s Day Tea benefits Sojourner Place

~ Staff pilgrimage to Vancouver, Wash.


Spring 2013


Traditional PDF: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 ~ Sister Celia Chappell becomes new provincial councilor ~ Ritual marks closure of health-care unit at Mount St. Joseph ~ Thank you to donors and benefactors ~ Providence Pariseau board and corporate members adopt strategic plan ~ Congregational leader visits Providence Associate’s ministry in Cameroon ~ Obituaries

  • Carole Marie Morin, SP
  • Cecile Roux, SP
  • Margaret Eileen Croghan, SP
  • Mary Ann Shearer, SP
  • Patricia Carole Vartanian, SP

~ Please Remember in Prayer ~ Briefs

  • New PA in Burbank (Linda Wyatt)
  • Sister comes from Philippines for cross-cultural experience (Lucy Vasquez, SP)
  • Program at Spokane intercommunity ministry adds a greenhouse (New Leaf Bakery Café)
  • Water damage at SJR
  • Two artists meet (Dale Chihuly and Sr. Lucy Villanova)
  • Sister Margarita (Hernandez) leads retreat

~ SHMC dedicates new children’s emergency center Annual benefit dinner and silent auction benefits Sojourner Place (ValenDine)
~ Who Are the Elderly? (Poem by Sr. Maria Reilly, SP)