The Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul elects a leadership team every four years during its Chapter proceedings. The current Leadership is:

General Superior - Sr. Sandra Shannon

General Assistant - Sr. Frances O'Brien

Councillor - Sr. Gayle Desarmia

Councillor - Sr. Diane Brennen


Through its General Chapter, the elected Leadership Team is entrusted to govern the Congregation.

The Leadership Team or General Council is composed of the General Superior and three Councillors elected to serve the Congregation for a period of four years.

The ministry of the Leadership Team is directed to the entire Congregation to promote unity, maintain the charism and to promote the life, spirit and mission of the Congregation.

The current Leadership Team was elected April 2015 and installed June 14, 2015.


Directional Statement 2015

We, the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, will:

  • joyfully live our mission in partnership with those who share our charism and spirit. Open to the energizing lead of Providence, we embrace our present reality from a contemplative stance.
  • entrust our Leadership Team to develop and implement a long range plan for our future, adhering to the approved guiding principles in keeping with a spirit of transparency. We will cooperate and contribute according to our gifts and abilities.
  • encourage and support our Providence Associates as they explore their future.


“Serving with compassion,
Trusting in Providence
We walk in hope.”

Contact Us

Providence Motherhouse

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


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