Providence Pages Newsletter

Providence Pages showcases the mission of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, a congregation of Catholic religious women based out of Kingston, Ontario. It comes out three times a year. CLICK THE IMAGE to read online. Or, download here.

In this issue:

  • St. Vincent de Paul Hospital in Brockville was transferred to the Marguerita Residence Corporation.
  • History of the St. Vincent de Paul Hospital in Brockville.
  • Teaching during COVID-19 in Peru.
  • Associates plan for autonomous future.
  • Providence Event 2021
  • Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation News
  • and more!
Sister Mary Fidelis Cunningham

Sister Mary Fidelis Cunningham

Mary Elizabeth Cunningham was born on May 11, 1920 to Elizabeth Black and Bernard Cunningham in Kingston Mills, Ontario the second of two children. Her brother, Bernard, died suddenly at the age of 15 of acute appendicitis. While she was attending Notre Dame High...

Christmas 82 years ago

Christmas 82 years ago

BY VERONICA STIENBURG, ARCHIVIST Excerpts from Congregational Annals of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul December 24, 1933 All in holy preparation for the great feast tomorrow. The chapel looks very sweet in its austere simplicity and pretty decoration...

Sister Jean Higgins

Sister Jean Higgins

Margaret Jean Higgins was born on August 21, 1943 in Belleville, Ontario, the third oldest of thirteen children of Edith Dempsey and John Higgins. She trained as a Registered Nursing Assistant at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital in Brockville graduating in 1960. On...

Pondering a Providence moment

Pondering a Providence moment

This past weekend of November 13-15, I had the opportunity to take in the weekend retreat offered by Fr. Ron Rolheiser OMI at Star of the North Retreat Centre here in Alberta. The theme of the retreat was Mirroring the Greatness of Life: Respecting and Accessing our...

PeaceQuest: Artists remember for peace

PeaceQuest: Artists remember for peace

RH Thomson's The World Remembers Project has the remarkable ambition of displaying the names of all 26 million people who died during World War I, regardless of country, regardless if they were soldiers or what has come to be called, "collateral damage." The actor and...

Opening the doors, 50 years ago

Opening the doors, 50 years ago

BY VERONICA STIENBURG, ARCHIVISTOpening the doors, 50 years ago The open house at the Motherhouse this October got me wondering about past open houses and I discovered that a series of three was held in November 1964. They were held to show off the newly-completed...

Come and See Open House

Come and See Open House

On Saturday, October 17, 2015, an open house was held at Providence Motherhouse in Kingston in honour of the Church's Year of Consecrated Life. Approximately 400 people attended and it was a wonderful afternoon. To mark the year, the Leadership Conference of Women...

Apple Hill

Apple Hill

Staff of St. Anthony’s Convent, Apple Hill on October 24, 1936. Left to Right:Sr. Mary Wilhelmina O’Hearn, music teacher, Sr. Mary Zita Welsh, teacher andsuperior, Sr. Mary Francesca Kelly, teacher, and Sr. Mary Thomassina Whalen, domestic duties.BY VERONICA...

Faith Development Day

Faith Development Day

On September 25, the entire staff community of Holy Cross Catholic Separate School spent a day together at Camden Braes Golf & Country Club reflecting on Pope Francis’ recent encyclical ‘Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home. Our guest presenters came from the...