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April 30, 2018
A Procession and a Story
A Procession and a Story

The script for the procession with the gifts at the anniversary Mass gave an overview of the mission in Carabayllo, Peru. It was written and narrated by Providence Associate Carmen Alomía who was the emcee at the Mass.

April 25, 2018
Visit to Peru for 50th Anniversary of Mission
Visit to Peru for 50th Anniversary of Mission

December 6-21, 2017 Sisters Sandra Shannon, Gayle Desarmia and Josephine Doiron experienced a wonderful two weeks in Carabayllo, Peru. The trip was a special one because it included celebrations to mark 50 years of ministry in Peru. Sister Gayle recalls highlights of the trip.

April 10, 2018
50th Anniversary Celebration in Peru
50th Anniversary Celebration in Peru

Today has been a long anticipated day by the Sisters, Associates, people of El Progresso, Carabayllo and yes by Sisters Gayle Desarmia, Joey Doiron and myself, Sister Sandra. We are here to celebrate with everyone the 50th Anniversary of our Sisters coming to this area of Peru.

April 6, 2018
50th Anniversary of Peru Mission
50th Anniversary of Peru Mission

The Sisters celebrate 50 years in Peru. Read an account of the visit during this milestone year, a reflection on the anniversary celebration, and reflections of the Sisters time in Peru!

April 3, 2018
Mission in Peru: Reflecting on the First Year
Mission in Peru: Reflecting on the First Year

The Archives has some wonderful descriptions of the Sisters’ first years in Peru. The Annals of the first year of the mission in El Progresso, letters and reflections written by the Sisters at the time provide a glimpse into their lives and ministries.

March 26, 2018
Holy Family Hospital remembers its roots
Holy Family Hospital remembers its roots

In March 2000, the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul transferred sponsorship of Holy Family Hospital in Vancouver, BC to Providence Health Care. Even though the Sisters haven’t been involved with the governance of Holy Family Hospital for 18 years, and the last Sister to live in British Columbia returned to Kingston five years ago, it is lovely to hear that Holy Family Hospital still remembers and values its roots.

March 23, 2018
Commemorating 20 Years of Healing Violence
Commemorating 20 Years of Healing Violence

For the past 20 years, a standing committee established by the Sisters of Providence has been working hard to raise awareness about violence and its underlying causes, and to move to concrete actions to eradicate violence especially against women and children.

March 16, 2018
PeaceQuest at Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony
PeaceQuest at Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

Along with my fellow PeaceQuester Beth Pater, I joined Joe to attend a unique ceremony in the Parliament buildings before Christmas. 

March 16, 2018
Alphonse (Al) Meloche, Providence Associate
Alphonse (Al) Meloche, Providence Associate

Al Meloche was born in Windsor, Ontario. As a young man he worked for Broughton’s Religious Goods Store in Toronto. He became a married deacon and was very committed to this ministry in the Catholic Church.

March 6, 2018
Sacred, Secular, Indigenous Women Gather to Steward Seed Inheritance
Sacred, Secular, Indigenous Women Gather to Steward Seed Inheritance

For 19 growing seasons the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul stewarded an heirloom seed sanctuary brought to them by Robert and Carol Mouck to preserve and propagate. Last week, women who have enacted their stewardship of those seeds until now, for now, and for the future gathered together.

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