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July 15, 2016
Renewed life for old instruments
Renewed life for old instruments

As music teachers retired and local convents closed, many instruments made their way to the Motherhouse in Kingston.

July 15, 2016
Sr. Jeannette's class are Changing Together
Sr. Jeannette's class are Changing Together

Since 2006 I have been involved with Changing Together Centre for Immigrant Women in Edmonton, working in research and teaching levels 3 and 4 of English as a Second Language. This year I had upwards of 12 - 16 women in my classes every Wednesday morning. 

July 15, 2016
From private students that paid for missions to choirs and bands, Sisters taught them all
From private students that paid for missions to choirs and bands, Sisters taught them all

Music has a long history as an important ministry of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul. From the 1880s until today, Sisters of Providence have shared and continue to share their musical talents with the communities they serve. 

July 15, 2016
Remembering Marg in song
Remembering Marg in song

Dr. Mark Sirett was first taught piano by a Sister of Providence – and he didn’t forget. Now a distinguished composer and the music director of the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, every year he brings at least one of his choirs to perform for the Sisters at the Motherhouse. 

July 15, 2016
Motherhouse organ part of historic tour
Motherhouse organ part of historic tour

The Motherhouse Chapel of Mary, Mother of Compassion features a rich and resonant organ. 

July 14, 2016
Students give witness to social teaching in an homage to 20 years of social justice vigils
Students give witness to social teaching in an homage to 20 years of social justice vigils

Throughout the month of April, students in each of the 39 schools of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board were asked to show mercy by standing in solidarity with those who experience injustice. They did that by holding vigils and pilgrimages that honoured the legacy of the Sisters of Providence and vigil-keepers who held a Friday vigil in front of Kingston City Hall for 20 years. 

July 14, 2016
Clergy sexual abuse and bursary follow-up
Clergy sexual abuse and bursary follow-up

As a follow-up to our conference last September 11 and 12, 2015, entitled “Healing the Church: Diagnosing and Treating the Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis” the Healing Violence Committee of the Sisters of Providence wishes to report on the work we have done since that time. 

July 14, 2016
Through the eyes of children
Through the eyes of children

A fascinating new web-based PeaceQuest project will soon be providing teachers with an innovative tool to help students learn about war and peace - through the eyes of children.

July 14, 2016
Sr. Marie's meditations for peace/fulness
Sr. Marie's meditations for peace/fulness

From February to April this winter, Sister Marie Dundon transformed the auditorium of the Motherhouse into an oasis of stillness and peace. Her Wednesday evening series, Kingston Meditates for Peace, was held in partnership with PeaceQuest.

July 14, 2016
Following the example of Jesus
Following the example of Jesus

Your eyes have been fixed on Jesus even before you consecrated your life to him. You accepted his invitation to join him in building the Kingdom of God. Over the years you have read the scriptures, searched the scriptures and examined his life.

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