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Providence Associates Retreat 2021

Providence Associates Retreat 2021

Brenda Peddigrew, RSM facilitating the 2019 Chapter of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.BY REGINA LANNON, PROVIDENCE ASSOCIATE In a cosmic moment in early October, 30 Providence Associates and 3 Sisters of Providence gathered via Zoom from our own...

Maria Konopeskas, Providence Associate

We received some very sad news recently. As you know, the Providence Associate Committee established a Life Time Membership for those people who have lived the charism and the spirituality of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul for many years and who are...

Providence Associates Plan for an Autonomous Future

Providence Associates Plan for an Autonomous Future

From left: Barbara Baker, Ann Boniferro, Laraine Corbin, and Bridget Doherty.BY BARBARA BAKER, PROVIDENCE ASSOCIATES DIRECTOR The Providence Associates have known since 2018 that sometime in the future we would need to move away from our dependence on the Sisters of...

ALG Conference in Kentucky

ALG Conference in Kentucky

Participants in the 2019 ALG conference. Photo courtesy of WPC.BY VALERIE KELLY, PROVIDENCE ASSOCIATE The five of us (Ann Boniferro, Regina Lannon, Barbara Baker, Carol Groten & Valerie Kelly) started our drive to Kentucky Monday, Sept. 16 with a prayer for safe...

Associates refresh manual and logo

Associates refresh manual and logo

BY BARBARA BAKER, ASSOCIATES DIRECTOR When the Providence Associates gathered in October to ratify their new manual they also went through a simple exercise to determine a new cover page and a new logo. A graphic designer was hired to create four different styles of...

New Associates and new committee

New Associates and new committee

From left: Debbie Muise, Barbara Baker, Regina Lannon, Debra Wade, Eleanor Casey, Carol Groten, Sister Gayle Desarmia, and Valerie Kelly.BY BARBARA BAKER, ASSOCIATES DIRECTOR The Providence Associates gathered on the weekend of April 26 – 28, 2019 to elect their...

Providence Associates AGM/AGEM 2019

Providence Associates AGM/AGEM 2019

The April 2019 AGM/AGEM for the Providence Associates was one of transformation. The weekend went amazingly well. Through the prayerful guidance and facilitation of Alice Gazeley CND Associate, we worked very hard and elected a new Providence Associate Committee who...

Barbara Fleet, Providence Associate

Barbara Fleet, Providence Associate

BY BARBARA BAKER Barbara Fleet passed away at Providence Manor on May 21, 2019 with her family by her side. Barbara was one of the first people to make commitment as a Providence Associate in 1987. She was a woman of deep faith who served her community as a register...

Making a Commitment

Making a Commitment

From left: Ann Boniferro, Helen Driver and Mary Olenick.BY ANN BONIFERRO, PROVIDENCE ASSOCIATE On April 7th the weather outside was cold and dreary, yet inside the Chapel of Mary, Mother of Compassion, the joy of the Easter season was evident as the Providence...

Alphonse (Al) Meloche, Providence Associate

Alphonse (Al) Meloche, Providence Associate

BY SISTER IRENE WILSON Al Meloche was born in Windsor, Ontario. As a young man he worked for Broughton’s Religious Goods Store in Toronto. He became a married deacon and was very committed to this ministry in the Catholic Church. Al eventually moved to Kingston where...