At meetings held in parallel with the Sisters' 2015 Chapter meetings, Providence Associates drafted their first directional statement.
Directional Statement 2015
We, the Providence Associates, in mutual collaboration with one another, will engage in an ongoing process of envisioning an autonomous future. On this journey we will honour the charism, history and mission of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, as we move into a creative future.
We commit through prayer and discernment:
- To recognize our individual and communal gifts, abilities and talents as we assume greater responsibility for our own governance, including leadership and finances.
- To provide ongoing education and encouragement to the associates as we embark on new roles and responsibilities.
- To utilize current technologies to enhance communication among ourselves with the Sisters and others who may share a common call or interest.