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Introduced by: Cochran


        A RESOLUTION honoring Sister Eugene Francis Keaveney, SP.

    Whereas, February 2, 2005, marked the beginning of the 60th year since Sister Eugene Francis Keaveney entered the Sisters of Providence;

    Whereas, As a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Eugene has dedicated herself to the "mission of being God's Providence in the world by committing ourselves to works of love, mercy, and justice in service among God's people";

    Whereas, Sister Eugene, a native of Chelsea, Massachusetts, has fulfilled this mission in many ways, including teaching grades 1 through 8 and acting as a school

principal in Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia;

    Whereas, Sister Eugene was also a pioneer of the Providence Self Sufficiency Ministries, a nonprofit Indiana corporation whose mission is to "provide, in collaboration with other organizations, programs designed to provide educational and family services to persons in need";

    Whereas, Sister Eugene was one of the first houseparents of Providence House for Children Group Home and was an adult literacy teacher for Providence Self Sufficiency Ministries in Southern Indiana; the Ministries have served 1,015 adults and graduated 201 students with a general educational development (GED) diploma;

    Whereas, Sister Eugene currently serves as the hospitality minister for the Guerin Woods Senior Center in Georgetown; and

    Whereas, Sister Eugene Francis Keaveney has devoted her life to helping those in need; she is a shining example of the goodness that surrounds all of us: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives congratulates Sister Eugene Francis Keaveney on the occasion of her 60th anniversary with the Sisters of Providence and wishes her continued happiness and success.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Sister Eugene and Sister Barbara.


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