Caritas Newsletters 2015

Winter 2015

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~Christmas message from the Leadership Team
~ A Celebration: Sisters of Providence mark 25th anniversary in the Philippinesbr /> ~ A dream realized: Sister Georgette Bayless awaits new in-patient hospice center in Everett
~ Pope Francis wins America over with grace, passion and an upturned thumb! (Sr. Barbara Schamber)
~ Bringing the spirit of community to Sojourner Place (LT dinner)
~ Jubilee Women’s Center and Transitions hold annual benefits
~ Reflections on ministry in El Salvador

Sister Marilyn Charette, Sister Marita Capili, Sister Marcia Gatica

~ Yearend appeal
~ Briefs

  • Vow renewals (Srs. Hong Nga Nguyen, Marita Capili and Rosa Sen Nguyen); Sr. Hong Nga becomes a U.S. citizen
  • Providence Associate honored at Bishop’s Brunch (Val Carlton in Spokane)
  • Missioning: Srs. Margarita Hernandez and Margaret Botch to Walla Walla
  • Something to look for on the website each week (Wednesday Earth Wisdom)
  • Sr. Beverly Dunn becomes candidate director
  • Recognition for service (Sr. Charlotte Van Dyke for ReWA)
  • Thank you for service (Sr. Judith Desmarais for LCWR board)
  • New Providence Associates in Burbank (Providence High School employees Michele Mullaly, Maribel Kuklish, Nicolas Estrada)
  • Mission Week (Sr. Susanne Hartung says thanks)
  • Photo earns a magazine cover and story (Sr. Sue Orlowski for Butterfly Gardener)

~Congregational renewal engages and enlightens “middle group” of sisters (Sr. Maggie Pastro)
~ Books for Babes celebrates 10th anniversary in Walla Walla (Kay Barga, PA) ~ Vocation ad (Marisol Avìla)
~ Vocation ministry photo – Srs. Vilma Franco and Marisol Avìla)

Fall 2015

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~ Encyclical by Pope Francis intensifies the global discussion of climate change
~ 2015 Provincial Chapter/Community Days wow the attendees

  • Corporate stance in favor of comprehensive immigration reform
  • “New Generations of Catholic Sisters: The Challenge of Diversity”
  • Editor’s note: Correction on Jubilee info for Sr. Maureen Newman
  • Sisters embrace education in preparation for ministry

~ Jubilee Celebration 2015 – photo spread
~ Congratulations to our graduates! (Daughters of Mary, Srs. Maria Gorreth Nassali and Antony Tebitendwa; and Srs. Rosa Sen Nguyen, Hong Nga Nguyen and Huong Nguyen)
~ International Formation Gathering
~ Cross-cultural experiences enrich: Sister Julie visits from the Philippines and discovers another world
~ Sister Claudia Ruiz, of BMP, explores life in Mother Joseph Province
~ Vocation ad (Year of Consecrated Life)
~ Sojourner Place Update: Reflections on the first year as part of Jubilee Women’s Center
~ Obituaries: Anna Marie Koval, SP; Ann Dolores Ybarrola, SP; Lois Hagen-Vodicka, PA
~ Please Remember in Prayer
~ Meet and greet: Regina LeVine, coordinator for Health & Well Being Office
~ Briefs

  • Sister Lucille Dean is acting UGF president
  • 90s picnic: Sisters from St. Joseph Residence enjoyed a relaxed afternoon in the sun
  • Kindred spirits meet (Sr. Joan Campbell and actor Mike Farrell)
  • Sister Karin Dufault gets a front-row seat for President Obama’s talk to CHA)
  • Human trafficking (in the Philippines) presentation makes an impact
  • Sr. Marisol’s vocation ministry (Quinotzca)
  • WPC celebration (35th anniversary)
  • Romero beatification: Sister Vilma Franco says thank you!

~ Sister Maggie Pastro passes the baton at Providence Health Plans (after 18 years)

Summer 2015

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~ Three sisters return to El Salvador for beatification of Archbishop Romero (Srs. Vilma Franco, Ana Dolores,Orellana Gamero and Margarita Hernandez)
~ Last sisters leave ministry in Montana (Srs. Maryann Benoit and Ann Dolores Ybarrola)
~ Alaska doctor receives Mother Joseph Award (Dr. Cathy Baldwin-Johnson)
~ Sister Karin Dufault receives Lifetime Achievement Award (from Seattle Business) magazine
~ Sister Maureen Newman travels to Guatemala with PH&S health-care team
~ Sister Mary Phillips professes first vows in Holy Angels Province
~ 2015 Jubilarians: 10 Sisters of Providence mark 50, 60 and 70 years of religious life
~ Washington poet laureate visits St. Joseph Residence (Elizabeth Austen)
~ Eucharistic celebration held at home of Sisters of Providence in La Papalota
~ Provincial Administration staff members (photo and list from April 15 staff meeting
~ Vocation ad (Year of Consecrated Life)
~ Obituaries: Agnes Mason, PA; Anna Burris, SP; Vincent John Rogers, PA; Anne Deuprey, SP
~ Please Remember in Prayer
~ Providence High School News

  • 25th anniversary of Medical Focus Program
  • Providence Singers from Burbank win festival awards and visit SJR and PH&S
  • PHS senior receives Christian Service Award from L.A. archbishop (Meghan Mei)
  • Student fundraiser for El Salvador raises $2,500

~ Briefs

  • Rosa Sen Nguyen, SP is recognized by honor society
  • Peace Community and friends stand for social justice
  • Sr. Marisol Avìla to do vocation ministry
  • Sr. Sharon Fitzpatrick is Alzheimer’s volunteer of the year
  • Women in Ministry Experience, August 1-7
  • Women religious recognized for prison and death penalty advocacy (Sr. Joan Campbell)
  • Sr. Chloe Keitges is recognized for volunteer service

Spring 2015

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~ The Providence Scholarship (Beca) Program begins a new year
~ Ministry with the Salvadoran children thrives
~ The women crossing the U.S. border with Mexico are the pioneers (Sr. Marisol Avìla)
~ Getting to know candidate Carolyn “Lyn” Lobo, MD
~ Thank you to donors and benefactors
~ Two communities say thanks and farewell for the service of sisters there (Srs. Rose Byrne, 
Burbank, and Alice St. Hilaire, Yakima)
~ Carryuing on the Ministry at Sojourner Place (Sr. Jessica Taylor)
~ Ritual marks transition for Sojourner Place ministry
~ Sisters thank and bless outgoing and incoming leadership (2010-14 and 2015-19)
~ Two laywomen join the Mother Joseph Province Leadership Team (Jennifer Hall and Wendy Iwami)
~ Emilie Gamelin Mission Fund/Leadership Team Donations 2014
~ Obituary – Claire Yvonne Bouffard, SP
~ Please Remember in Prayer
~ Vocation ad (Year of Consecrated Life)
~ Briefs

  • Fort Vancouver National Trust acquires Providence Academy
  • Yakima region welcomes four new Providence Associates
  • From glamour girl to inmate (Sister Sue Orlowski for Transitions)
  • Sister Vilma Franco becomes a U.S. citizen
  • Seattle, Portland and Spokane events celebrate Year of Consecrated Life
  • “Young” sisters share their hopes and dreams for the future of religious life (55 and younger)