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May 3, 2013
Our Journey to Holyoke
Our Journey to Holyoke

In 1873, Sisters Mary Jane de Chantal and Mary Elizabeth went on a collecting tour in Massachusetts, where they visited Holyoke, a large manufacturing town. They got permission from the pastor, Fr. Harkins, to collect in his parish – and discovered that he had studied under Sr. Mary Elizabeth's brother, Fr. Stafford, at Regiopolis College in Kingston. He asked the Sisters to open a charitable mission in the city.

May 3, 2013
Keeping Contact
Keeping Contact

As part of the two-year formation process, Associate program co-directors Barbara Baker and Sister Irene Wilson have been traveling to the Associates across Canada. In late October they visited Camrose and led a process of Ignatian contemplation. An outcome of the visit was an agreement that, rather than starting from scratch, the Camrose group would use the same materials as were being used in Ontario for reflection, discussion and prayer. Pardon the bad pun, but there was lots of “associated” socializing and catching up as well

May 3, 2013
Renewal and Celebration: Learning From St. Vincent de Paul
Renewal and Celebration: Learning From St. Vincent de Paul

In January, a large number of Associates and Sisters assembled in the Providence Spirituality Centre for a day on St. Vincent. Christine DiZazzo contextualized the life of Vincent de Paul in light of the religious faith of the day and its concern for heresy, wars, and disparities between the rich and the poor.

May 3, 2013
'I just can't figure out why our boys had to go through that'
'I just can't figure out why our boys had to go through that'

Those 13 words speak volumes about the why of war. Particularly since they were uttered at a 1936 Vimy Ridge Pilgrimage by Canada’s first Silver Cross Mother.

May 3, 2013
3rd World Canada youth drum up support for change
3rd World Canada youth drum up support for change

Last fall, the Sisters of Providence, the Rotary Club of Cataraqui, Kingston, along with a host of organizations and caring citizens, welcomed the 3rd World Canada Tour.

November 22, 2012
Associate Digest November 22, 2012
Associate Digest  November 22, 2012

Forty-nine Providence Associates and Sisters of Providence gathered together in Providence Spirituality Centre on the weekend of September 21 -22, 2012 for the Providence Associates’ Annual General Education Meeting.

November 20, 2012
You say tomato, I say heirloom
You say tomato, I say heirloom

What’s the difference between heirloom and commercially-produced tomatoes?

Flavour tops the list. Just ask any of the 150 tomato tasters attending this year’s popular Heirloom Tomato Day at Providence Motherhouse in late August.

November 20, 2012
Anniversary Year in Holyoke
Anniversary Year in Holyoke

Months after the Canadian Sisters of Providene of St. Vincent de Paul wrapped up their 150th anniversary year, their U.S. counterparts celebrate their remarkable journey.

November 20, 2012
Living Wage
Living Wage

Kingston has a new Living Wage Campaign. We’re joining other Canadian cities where social justice advocates are promoting the simple idea that a job should pay enough to provide a decent standard of living.

November 20, 2012
Food for thought
Food for thought

Kingston’s representative at Queen’s Park is elevating the profile of people struggling to survive on social assistance.

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