Caritas Newsletters 2017

Winter 2017

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~ Christmas message from the Leadership Team
~ Intercommunity trip to CCS Farmworkers Center in Skagit Valley: Sisters and Associates learn firsthand about immigrants’ struggles
~ Mercy Housing Northwest breakfast celebrates its 25th anniversary
~ Transitions: People Who Care event raises $134,000
~Sisters support Jubilee’s Power of Possibility
~ Welcome to another Daughter of Mary from Uganda (Sister Mary Agnes Namutebi)
~ Renewal of vows (Srs. Rosa Nguyen and Marita Capili)
~ Annual appeal
~ Vocation ad (Discernment questions)
~ Obituaries
~ Lily May Emert, SP; Lois Murray, SP
~ Please Remember in Prayer
~ Introduction to a new parent organization: Providence St. Joseph Health (Display highlights the founding histories of Providence St. Joseph Health)
~ Briefs

  • Reclaiming Earth: Sisters take part in The Season of Creation (Joseph Aprile and Jeff Renner)
  • Sr. Susanne Hartung visits sisters in Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • Providence Associates form new region (East Lake Washington)
  • Mother Joseph featured in YWCA Walla Walla’s new book
  • Sisters support Providence Centralia Hospital fundraiser

 ~Hands Around the Table: A sacred gesture by the health system’s clinical leaders

Fall 2017

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~ General Chapter 2017: Sisters gather in Montreal to Joyfully Welcome and Proclaim God’s Dream
~ Sisters in Burbank, California, live the meaning of community
~ Providence High School treasure: Longtime educator Rafael Vega is awarded the Mother Joseph statue
~ 2017 Jubilee: Nine Sisters of Providence mark 25 to 80 years of religious life
~ Blessing of Providence John Gabriel House & Providence ElderPlace
~ Candidate from Cameroon inspired by Blessed Emilie Gamelin (Marie-Thérèse Gnamazo)
~ Transitions breaks ground on 24 cottages for the homeless in Spokane
~ Care Managers: The Heart of Jubilee Women’s Center
~ Vocation ad
~ ObituariesL Maryann Benoit, SP; Germaine Chabot, SP; Glenda Rose Moyers, PC
~ Please Pray For
~ Briefs

  • A birthday celebration for Mother Joseph: Providence Vincent House hosts the sisters
  • Providence Associate praised for active witness for justice in Seattle (Rev. Harriett Walden, PA)
  • Providence Associate honored as oldest active Catholic deacon on West Coast (Deacon Emile Adams, Jr., PA

Summer 2017

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~ Mother Joseph Province sisters put their efforts into advocacy
~ Sister Peter Claver is named to Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame
~ Sister Marita Capili attends UN Commission for Social Development
~ PA Region in Georgia: New Beginnings lead to New Life
~ 2017 Jubilarians – Nine Sisters of Providence mark 25 to 80 years of religious life
~ Sister Silvia Troncoso visits Chile for national meeting of Providence Associates
~ Transitions dreams big to house the homeless in Spokane
~ Mercy Housing Northwest project: Seattle forms public-private partnership to provide $35 million to support homeless families
~ Obituaries: Dorothy Zimmer, SP; Rev. Charles “Chuck” E. Schmitz, SJ; Omer William Entel, PA
~ Please Pray For
~ General Leadership Conference 2017, Montreal: Congregational leaders “Joyfully Welcome and Proclaim God’s Dream”
~ Briefs

  • Providence Associate from Cameroon returns to become a candidate (Marie Therese Gnamazo)
  • Sister Jacqueline Fernandes chosen for another term at SJR
  • Sisters share photos from their ministries: El Salvador (Sr. Vilma Franco), Burbank (Sr. Rosa Nguyen), Cottonwood, ID (Sr. Annette Seubert)

~ “LIFE—A Comparison,” poem by Sr. Lucy Villanova ~ Mid-year appeal for IPJC

Spring 2017

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~ Sisters celebrate 160 years in the West and opening of SJR
~ MJP Leadership Team makes plans for year ahead
~ Sisters of Providence welcome Carolyn Lobo to the novitiate
~ Thank you to donors and benefactors (honor and memorial gifts)
~ Vocation ad
~ Sisters of Providence and Dominican Sisters of Tacoma begin covenant relationship
~ Sisters of Providence prepare for General Chapter in Montreal
~ Emilie Gamelin Mission Fund/Leadership Team Donations 2016
~ Provincial Councilor Josie Ramac visits the Philippines
~ Obituaries: Judith Roberts, SP; Marilyn Cecilia (Lentz) Sendek, PC; Thomas Leo Halter, PA; Blanca Sagles, SP
~ Please Pray For
~ Briefs

  • Sister Barbara Schamber named president of Providence Ministries
  • IPJC welcomes new executive director
  • New Providence Associate welcomed in Georgia region (Edie Beasley)
  • Sister Phuong Ha Nguyen is accepted for probationary transfer process
  • Sister Rosa wears habit on Mother Emilie Gamelin Day at Providence High School

~ Coming to America . . . and Sojourner Place (Brenda* returns to U.S. from Israel)
~ El Salvador Association meets in Seattle
~ Sisters travel to the Washington State Capitol for a hearing on the death penalty
~ Chinese New Year celebration
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