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April 7, 2014
The business of rest
The business of rest

The idea of rest is somewhat deceiving. We know as human beings that when we sleep we appear to others to be resting, to be immobile and still. But we also know that, in fact, our minds can be quite busy as we sleep – sometimes living a whole other life in a dreaming world of our own imagination and doing much of our best neurological processing of information.

April 7, 2014
The perfect garden plan
The perfect garden plan

Many gardeners enjoy planning their gardens over the winter time, as it means dreaming of all the beautiful flowers and delicious, perfect veggies they can grow. In the planning stage, no pests come to chew on leaves, no drought makes plants droopy, and no worries of poor pollination need apply. The perfect garden of the imagination is all there is!

April 7, 2014
A Red Letter Day
A Red Letter Day

In these times of mass media coverage we take for granted seeing and hearing Pope Francis on television, radio and online. This access was not always the case…what if you had never heard the voice of the Pope? What would the first time you heard his voice mean to you?

April 7, 2014
Blessed Émilie Gamelin and Bishop Ignace Bourget
Blessed Émilie Gamelin and Bishop Ignace Bourget

As Associates and Sisters began the second stage of the renewal and celebration of the historical roots of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, we felt a certain excitement moving from 16c France to 19c Montreal, Canada. Associate Marie McCartney, and Sister Shirley Morris brought to light the lives of Bishop Ignace Bourget and Sister Émilie Gamelin.

April 7, 2014
My Providence Path
My Providence Path

Earlier this year, Providence Associate Jan Kehoe retired from the chaplaincy team at St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital, which had been founded by the Sisters of Providence. She used that opportunity to look back at her long association with the Congregation.

April 7, 2014
Precariat: A new word for an old and growing problem
Precariat: A new word for an old and growing problem

The precariat? What's that? The funny-sounding word has recently been creeping from university seminar rooms into public discussion. Precarious work + the proletariat = the "precariat."

April 7, 2014
'Energy poverty' - when it costs too much to stay warm
'Energy poverty' - when it costs too much to stay warm

Imagine you have two children. You work full time at the store down the road. Your husband is a cook at the local restaurant. When the bill for heating and lighting your home arrives, you receive quite a shock.

May 3, 2013
The most celebrated environmental event worldwide
The most celebrated environmental event worldwide

More than six million Canadians join one billion people in over 170 countries in staging events and projects to address local environmental issues. Nearly every school child in Canada takes part in an Earth Day activity. Environmental challenges abound as our daily actions pollute and degrade the fragile environment that humans and wildlife depend on to survive.

May 3, 2013
Planting peas in April
Planting peas in April

Peas are a lovely cool-weather crop, one of the first seeds to actually be planted in the soil of the gardens, even when it is still too cold for most vegetables. One of the pea varieties is called Champion of England. What a glorious name!

May 3, 2013
San Martin builds a chapel but still needs medical care
San Martin builds a chapel but still needs medical care

In this small town there are three children with different medical syndromes. Their parents suffer because they do not know what to do.

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