by Sister Gayle Desarmia

The First Sunday in Advent marked the completion of the interior decoration of the Eucharistic Worship area in the Chapel of Mary Mother of Compassion. Located in the north transept of the chapel, the decoration of this room has been a work in progress for a number of years. View full article »

by Christine Ross

In almost every culture, there has been a close tie between religion and art. Sacred art not only communicates a story, it prompts reflection. In Pope John Paul II’s 1999 Letter to Artists, the pontiff writes, “ Works of art speak to their authors; they enable us to know their inner life, and they reveal the original contribution which artists offer to the history of culture. Art gives human experience its ultimate meaning.” View full article »

The icon of St. Paul displayed in the Chapel of Mary Mother of Compassion at Providence Motherhouse.

Providence Pages & Monique Marchand

Providence Motherhouse became part of history in April when the travelling icon of St. Paul made a brief appearance in the Chapel as part of a special prayer service. Pope Benedict XVI has declared June 2008-June 2009, the Year of St. Paul in celebration of the 2,000th anniversary of the saint’s birth.

Monique Marchand, a Kingston Diocesan Coordinating Team Member/Lay Faith Development spoke at the April 20th prayer service about the icon, commissioned by the Archdiocese for this Jubilee event. The following is an excerpt from her speech.
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Elegant addition to Chapel

Photo by Nicole Picotte

Some believe they’re looking at angels, others perceive flowers, wings, flames, and even sails. But whatever the interpretation, there is agreement on one thing — the new candle holders in the Chapel at Providence Motherhouse are magnificent. View full article »

Restoration Project

Organ pipes are removed in early September

After 37 years of use, the pipe organ in the Chapel at Providence Motherhouse is being restored. After almost four decades, age is taking a toll on the once rich sounding instrument.
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