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July 3, 2015
After 20 years, the vigil will end on September 17
After 20 years, the vigil will end on September 17

Mark your calendars,” as they say. “Save the date.”

We want to celebrate this milestone by inviting people in Kingston and beyond to stand with us for a final vigil. We’ll celebrate with song and stories, food and drink. Our last vigil takes place as a federal election campaign gets underway. So we’ll be making some new signs just for the occasion: “Vote to End Poverty.”

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June 18, 2015
Enneagram learning day: Camrose (Vincentian) Associates
Enneagram learning day: Camrose (Vincentian) Associates

On May 8, 2015, the Camrose Associates gathered at the home of Pat Niehaus for our annual retreat, facilitated by Sister Jeannette Filthaut. To prepare for the topic of the Enneagram, we had previously chosen our personality types and came to the retreat to learn more about them.

May 29, 2015
Dr. Danielle Martin on basic income
Being poor can make you sick. Basic Income can make it better: Dr. Danielle Martin

The prescription for the effects of poverty is a Basic Income, argues Dr. Danielle Martin.

May 18, 2015
We have turned our attention to sexual violence in the church
We have turned our attention to sexual violence in the church

The Healing Violence Committee lays out the reasons they ventured into a conference on clergy sexual abuse, and how the September 12, 2015 conference will play out.

May 9, 2015
The Selma effect: Catholic nuns and social justice 50 years on
The Selma effect: Catholic nuns and social justice 50 years on

An article that tells the story of change in religious congregations from a US perspective but reflects what happened in Canada as well.

April 7, 2015
The 400 'Home Children' who passed through the House of Providence
The 400 'Home Children' who passed through the House of Providence

Between 1870 and the late 1930s over 100,000 “home children” were sent to Canada from Great Britain. Due to the industrial revolution, cities in England in the mid-19th century were overcrowded and living conditions for many poor and destitute adults and children were terrible.

March 31, 2015
Renewal and Celebration Series: Founders of the Kingston Congregation
Renewal and Celebration Series: Founders of the Kingston Congregation

The Associates formation program continued in March with a day focused on the Kingston founders of the Congregation.

January 16, 2015
Serving the very poor
Serving the very poor

This year the Providence Associates in Peru have undertaken an important ministry to the very poor in their area. After evaluating their own ministries and the needs present in the area of Carabayllo, they have decided to focus their ministry this year in Fray Martin de Porres.

January 16, 2015
Shining a light in St. Mary's Hospital, Camrose
Shining a light in St. Mary's Hospital, Camrose

Ninety years ago, Sister Mary Angel Guardian Mangan supervised the building of St. Mary's Hospital in Camrose, Alberta. The hospital opened in October 1924 and was staffed by eight Sisters. While, according to the annals, the Sisters' days were "spent opening boxes, unpacking furniture, trying to place it, picking [their] way among workmen of all trades," they also had to go to the parish church every day for Mass, as the hospital chapel was not ready yet.

January 16, 2015
A whole new take on local, when it comes to food
A whole new take on local, when it comes to food

From Toronto to Vancouver, Chicago to California, Seoul, South Korea to Havana, Cuba and points in between, Jennifer Cockrall-King explores the future of food in Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution (Prometheus Books, 2012).

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