History

The congregation of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul views its founding as a process of history involving key people guided by a deep spirituality and passion for the poor.

House of Providence 1890′s
House of Providence 1890′s

Our heritage is rooted in the creativity and spirituality of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac, in the willingness of Emilie Gamelin to risk and trust in Providence, in the responsiveness of the Montreal Sisters of Providence to the call of Bishop E.J. Horan, our ecclesiastical founder, and in the courage and pioneer spirit of Catherine McKinley, the first general superior and proclaimed Kingston foundress, and the original members of the Kingston community.


 

General History
General History
Founders
Founders
Missions
Missions

The Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul have worked in six provinces and in five countries, including Canada.

Motherhouse
Motherhouse

Once the home of Canada’s first prime minister and now the nerve centre of the only religious congregation founded in Kingston, the property known as “Heathfield” has a long and proud history

Contact Us

Providence Motherhouse

1200 Princess Street, P.O. Box 427
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 4W4

613-544-4525
info@providence.ca

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