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!
Vigil closing / retrospective

Vigil closing / retrospective

2011: To mark their 150th anniversary, the Sisters of Providence rented a bus to bring Sisters, Associates, staff, partners and special guests together for a vigil. A provincial election was underway. With a federal election campaign taking place, those attending the...

Healing the Church 2015

Healing the Church 2015

Healing the Kingston church   The invitation to heal the church by addressing the crisis in clergy sexual abuse was accepted by more than 320 people who participated in conferences at the Providence Motherhouse September 11-12. The response was a heartwarming...

Reviewing the legacy

Reviewing the legacy

BY ARCHIVIST VERONICA STIENBURG The Catholic Archivist Group conference was held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan a week before the unveiling of the “Called to Serve” monument in Regina.  In light of that upcoming event, Sr. Teresita Kambeitz, OSU, gave a fantastic...

The gift of security for one Syrian family

The gift of security for one Syrian family

Earlier this year, before the federal government announced it was bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada, even before the child, Alan Kurdi, ended up shocking the world with the plight of the Syrians, the Sisters of Providence made a strong act of solidarity to the...

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...