December 2015 Providence Pages

Cover to December 2015 issue of Providence Pages

In this issue:

This issue covers a fair bit of ground and you’ll want to flip through to see the breadth.

You will find:

  • How Saskatchewan recognized the 163 Sisters of Providence who served there (and all the other congregations too)
  • A summary of the Healing the Church conference on clergy sexual abuse
  • How the wonky weather affected this year’s seeds
  • A five-page commemoration of the social justice vigil, including:
    • how it began in 1995
    • and a retrospective of photos
  • The story of Providence Associates in Peru caring for their poorer neighbours
  • The fascinating obituary project on providence.ca
  • How to nominate someone (or apply yourself) for a bursary from the Sisters' Healing Violence committee for women who need assistance to upgrade their work or life skills
  • The liturgy schedule for the incarnational cycle, which continues through to January 10
  • A listing of a few toasty spirituality events for the cold of winter. Book by early January
  • An some photos of the great Open House held at the Motherhouse in October

Related Content

The story of the congregation, one life at a time
The story of the congregation, one life at a time
Bursary for women

In addition to conferences and facilitation work, the Healing Violence Committee walks the talk through bursaries to women in need. Since 2001, this assistance has been available to help women upgrade their work or life skills. 

The story of the congregation, one life at a time
The story of the congregation, one life at a time

The history of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul has often been written about in terms of the missions, institutions and ministries of the congregation. The focus has been on the works of the whole instead of the individual; yet the whole would be nothing without the women who have served since 1861.

Meeting Jesus in Fray Martin de Porres, Peru
Meeting Jesus in Fray Martin de Porres, Peru

We had planned everything with care and dedication. It was September 20 and the Providence Associates of our area of Peru, with the Sisters of Providence, were heading to a small and very poor community for the day.

Vigil closing / retrospective
Vigil closing / retrospective

Joe Gunn, the executive director of Citizens for Public Justice (cpj.ca), spoke at the September 17 closing of the silent vigil.

A closing celebration ... and one final vigil
A closing celebration ... and one final vigil

It was fitting that the weather was so beautiful on September 17 and 18 when, after 20 years of fidelity, the silent vigil in solidarity with the poor and so many others, came to an end.

Weather issues more abundant than crops
Weather issues more abundant than crops

This year’s growing season brought far more climatic challenges than we like to see, although it’s easy to forget that fact when enjoying such ideal conditions at the moment.

Healing the Church 2015
Healing the Church 2015

The invitation to heal the church by addressing the crisis in clergy sexual abuse was accepted by more than 320 people who participated in conferences at the Providence Motherhouse September 11-12.

The gift of security for one Syrian family
The gift of security for one Syrian family

Earlier this year, before the federal government announced it was bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada, even before the child, Alan Kurdi, ended up shocking the world with the plight of the Syrians, the Sisters of Providence made a strong act of solidarity to the cause. The congregation donated significant funds to make possible the private sponsorship of one Syrian family. 

Reviewing the legacy
Reviewing the legacy

The Catholic Archivist Group conference was held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan a week before the unveiling of the “Called to Serve” monument in Regina. 

In light of that upcoming event, Sr. Teresita Kambeitz, OSU, gave a fantastic presentation at the conference about the history of the 61 congregations of women religious who have served in Saskatchewan since 1860.

Saskatchewan recognizes Sisters' contribution
Saskatchewan recognizes Sisters' contribution

On October 1, a bronze monument was unveiled in Regina’s Wascana Park in front of more than 500 guests and dignitaries. 

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