NW Stories

Providence Sister Virginia Miller

Sister Virginia Miller grew up the youngest of three sisters in Longview. Inspired by her older sister, she entered religious life on July 17, 1948. As she reflects on her seven decades as a Sister of Providence, she is overwhelmed with God’s goodness to her. “I belong to a religious…

A life of service: Father Phillip Bloom

The third son in a family of five boys and one girl, Father Phillip Bloom grew up on a dairy farm in Arlington and on Camano Island. He studied theology in Rome and was ordained at St. Peter’s Basilica. He spent seven years as a missionary in Peru, where he…

Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe

When the Virgin Mary appeared and spoke to the Mexican peasant Juan Diego in 1531, it altered the course of the Catholic faith on this continent.