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December 12, 2016
Suna Smith, Providence Associate
Suna Smith, Providence Associate

Born in Turkey on April 23, 1936, Suna Smith left this world on July 8 in Camrose Alberta, where she had lived for more than half of her 80 years. An accomplished psychiatrist and professional woman, Suna held her family dear and met her first great-grandchild just hours before she died.

December 12, 2016
Magdalena Atjún Zárate, Providence Associate
Magdalena Atjún Zárate, Providence Associate

Magdalena Atjun was born on May 27 but the year was not recorded. She died in August in her home in Momostenago, Guatemala, surrounded by family and by her Providence Associate companions.

December 9, 2016
Leaving a ministry close to my heart
Leaving a ministry close to my heart

Change is coming to Sister Margo Shafer as she leaves the Meeting Place and Huntsville.

December 9, 2016
Looking back at a dry hot summer of drought
Looking back at a dry hot summer of drought

“In Kingston, weather stations in and around the city had never recorded an April and May as dry as they’ve seen this year, going back to at least 1960. The rain that fell over the city during those two months of 2016 was less than a quarter of the normal amount,” announced Scott Sutherland, meteorologist for the Weather Network.

December 9, 2016
A challenge to the myth of nationhood: Vimy was not the birth of Canada
A challenge to the myth of nationhood: Vimy was not the birth of Canada

We had access to hundreds of manuscripts and printed records about the war. And, more broadly, about how the war – and wars in general – are remembered and commemorated. We hope that The Vimy Trap shows just how complex our sense of Canada’s past can be. 

December 9, 2016
Maryvale Abbey, then and now
Maryvale Abbey, then and now

This July I immersed myself in the Sisters’ past, researching and writing the history of the Sisters of Providence as teachers at St. Margaret’s School and Maryvale Abbey in Glen Nevis, Ontario. Around that same time my husband and I decided to go to the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville and we stayed the night at Maryvale Abbey, which is now a bed and breakfast called the Abbey Inn.

December 9, 2016
Providence and the Madawaska shoreline
Providence and the Madawaska shoreline

Stillpoint sits on the Madawaska River in a picturesque area of the Ottawa Valley. There are five guest rooms. It is a place of silence, in a homelike setting. Two Sisters run the place. Sister Betty Berrigan, Stillpoint’s director, is a Sister of St. Joseph in Canada and her Congregation owns Stillpoint.

December 6, 2016
The Barque of Providence
The Barque of Providence

Sister Catherine Casey spends time with Catherine McKinley, founder of the Congregaation. be inspired through this lovely poem and prose.

December 2, 2016
Legacy Day at St. Mary's Hospital
Legacy Day at St. Mary's Hospital

Sister Jeannette Filthaut, SP, was the 2016 Legacy Day speaker at St. Mary's Hospital in Camrose, a Covenant Health institution. She used the Year of Mercy to talk about the values and missions of the founding Sisters which translates into the compassionate service of the staff today.

November 24, 2016
Carbon pricing, climate change and building a movement
Carbon pricing, climate change and building a movement

Steven Guilbeault, co-founder of Équiterre, came to Kingston on November 1st as part of his cross-country speaking tour.  

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