Spring 2016 Providence Pages

Providence Pages Spring 2016 newsletter cover
In this issue:

There are changes coming to the Sisters of Providence and their ministries. Those changes are reflected in these articles.

You will find:

  • About the the City of Kingston's support for the end of poverty

  • Plans for the future of the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary

  • How the Year of Mercy must widen to all the earth

  • News  of how the story of each mission of the Sisters of Providence is being added to our online digital archive

  • Providence Associates moving towards autonomy

  • Obituaries for Providence Associate Rita Gould, Sister Jean Higgins and Sister Mary Fidelis

  • An art retreat, spirituality series and a workshop on adult, inclusive church in May and July. Sign up for the May events now. 

  • Sister Jeannette Filthaut's dream trip to environmentally-conscious Costa Rica


Related Content

Rita Gould, Providence Associate
Rita Gould, Providence Associate

Rita Gould, a Providence Associate of Camrose, Alberta, went home to God on November 20, 2015 at the age of 91.

An environmental tour many years in the making
An environmental tour many years in the making

This year, my dream came true when my brother and his wife decided to take their family of three children, their spouses and their eight grandchildren to Costa Rica to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. 

Gaining the skills to lead ourselves
Gaining the skills to lead ourselves

A year ago, while the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul were at Chapter, the Providence Associates gathered to talk about their future. The Sisters were looking at the decisions they had to make and the Providence Associates knew that they had to be proactive and consider their future as well. 

The 'mission history' of Apple Hill, Pincher Creek, San Cristobal, Edmonton, Moose Jaw...
The 'mission history' of Apple Hill, Pincher Creek, San Cristobal, Edmonton, Moose Jaw...

Did you know the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul served in La Loche and Ile-a-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan? In Lancaster, Ontario? In Pincher Creek, Alberta? In Entebbe, Uganda? Over the course of their history, Sisters have served in six Canadian provinces and five countries.

Year of Mercy: Taking a wide view of the works of mercy
Year of Mercy: Taking a wide view of the works of mercy

Last March Pope Francis declared an extraordinary Jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy. No question that the world needs compassion, forgiveness, and mercy!

Making plans to transition our seeds to  another home
Making plans to transition our seeds to another home

Providence Village is a heart-felt idea that is moving forward at 1200 Princess St, the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Providence. We don’t know yet exactly what it will be like, but it will certainly change the look of the wide-open spaces currently occupied by the lawn, meadow and gardens of this property. 

A Kingston motion is paving the way  towards a more equal Canada
A Kingston motion is paving the way towards a more equal Canada

We need a basic, livable income to address poverty, inequality and the fast-changing world of work. Computers are replacing  people in most every occupation. A guaranteed income would keep everyone stable, regardless of what happens to jobs. It is expected to eventually reduce the costs of healthcare and even corrections. 

Sister Mary Fidelis Cunningham
Sister Mary Fidelis Cunningham
Sister Jean Higgins
Sister Jean Higgins
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