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The Pope’s appeal

The Pope’s appeal

BY SISTER PAULINE LALLY When a crisis would arise, our General Superior would tell us young teaching Sisters, “Pray, and have the children pray.”  And we would, and things would actually work themselves out somehow.  As the poet Tennyson says, “More things are wrought...

My Opinion

My Opinion

BY SISTER PAULINE LALLY As my sister would say, when she heard ridiculous over-the-top honking, “So you got a horn!  What else did Santa Claus give you for Christmas?”  For the past few weeks Liz’s remarks have echoed repeatedly in my brain.  With the potential for...

Providence ­– Where Justice and Radical Hope Meet

Providence ­– Where Justice and Radical Hope Meet

BY SISTER PAULINE LALLY A good thing – no, a very good thing - happened 40 years ago and we Sisters of Providence and Associates from two nations and thirteen different Providence congregations honoured “that very good thing” on the 3rd Saturday of February, 2021. The...

Coming home by leaving home

Coming home by leaving home

Sister Jeannette Filthaut returned to Providence Motherhouse this Fall after many years of ministry in Western Canada. She wrote about her experiences in a poetic style.BY SISTER JEANNETTE FILTHAUT Sixteen years at home in the west (2003-2019)     These days were some...

Communities Face ‘Final Eruption’ and beyond

Communities Face ‘Final Eruption’ and beyond

This article excerpt is reprinted with permission by Global Sisters Report. Original story is by Soli Salgado, titled “Sr. Teresa Maya challenges LCWR assembly to go forth amid changing times”.In early August, Sisters Sandra Shannon, Gayle Desarmia and Frances O’Brien...

Echoing the Providence of Peace in an intercultural World

Echoing the Providence of Peace in an intercultural World

Our Sisters and Associates who attended this year. Back row: (from left) Sister Gayle Desarmia, Sister Pauline Lally, Associates Barbara Baker and Carol Groten. Front row: Sisters Diane Brennen, Sandra Shannon, Barbara Thiffault and Frances O’Brien. Missing from...

Fall Gathering: letting go through contemplation

Fall Gathering: letting go through contemplation

Marie Larkin (right) talking with Sister Gayle Desarmia.BY SISTER SHEILA LANGTON Thirty-nine Sisters of Providence assembled at Providence Spirituality Centre for their annual Fall Gathering from 9:00 a.m., September 21 until 5:00 p.m. on September 23. This was an...

Worship spaces at Providence Care Hospital

Worship spaces at Providence Care Hospital

BY NEIL ELFORD The wide-open glass doors of the Worship Centre in the new Providence Care Hospital beckon all to come in. As people enter the space for the first time and take in the view of Lake Ontario, the outdoor labyrinth and the gardens, many are heard saying,...

Positive interfaith dialogue important

Positive interfaith dialogue important

BY KRISTA JOHNSTON Annual conference emphasizes importance of positive interfaith dialogue in spiritual practice One common trait among spiritual directors is their ability to listen deeply – one might say, beyond words. This special gift allows them to have truly...