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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
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Providence Ministries thanks, honors Bishop Skylstad

the Inland Register

(From the Oct. 21, 2010 edition of the Inland Register)

From left: Bishop William Skylstad; Providence Sisters’ Provincial Superior Karin Dufault; and Barbara Savage, president and sponsor of Providence Ministries. (IR photo courtesy of the Sisters of Providence)

Bishop William Skylstad, who recently retired as bishop of the Diocese of Spokane, was presented Sept. 20 with a miniature bronze statue of Mother Joseph, foundress of the Sisters of Providence in the West. The presentation was made by Barbara Savage, president/sponsor of Providence Ministries, and Providence Sister Karin Dufault, Provincial Superiror.

The Mother Joseph statuettes are presented “in honor of significant accomplishments and/or contributions to the Sisters of Providence.” Selection factors may include tenure of service, quality of service, furtherance of the mission of Providence, etc.

“What a great journey of faith and trust the people of Providence have experienced with your spiritual leadership of both the Church of Yakima and the Church of Spokane over these years,” Savage told the bishop. “Your presence and support of our ministries to the poor and vulnerable brought life to those in need.”


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