Handbook for Residential Retirement: Sisters of Providence Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Indiana

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Manley, Katherine
Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology
The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana held a General Chapter in July of 1991. At this Chapter, seven commitments were agreed upon and passed by the assembly. In January of 1992, the Leadership Team of the Sisters of Providence met with personnel who have varying responsibilities at the Headquarters of the Sisters of Providence and at the Motherhouse Facilities. The Leadership Team presented eleven goals of the Sisters of Providence General Council. These goals flowed from the seven chapter commitments and are to guide the development of the Congregation from 1991 to 1996. Members in attendance prayed and reflected on how the commitments and goals related to their specific responsibilities. The personnel from the Generalate and Motherhouse Facilities shared the results of private reflections in their specific units. Individual objectives along with action plans/programs to be initiated were shared with members in the same unit. My personal objective was to gather information regarding Residential Retirement into one booklet. As sisters come to the Motherhouse for retirement, informational papers are given to them when they arrive. These handouts are not inclusive of all aspects of Residential Retirement and because the papers are of varying sizes they are easily misplaced. The booklet will include the needed information for Residential Retirement.