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!
Serving the very poor

Serving the very poor

BY SISTER GAYLE DESARMIA This year the Providence Associates in Peru have undertaken an important ministry to the very poor in their area. After evaluating their own ministries and the needs present in the area of Carabayllo, they have decided to focus their ministry...

A Winter Adventure

A Winter Adventure

BY VERONICA STIENBURG, ARCHIVIST From the Congregational Annals of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul: On the 15th [of January 1879] Sr. M. Edward [arrived] accompanied by her sister Miss B. McKinley who had been visiting in Holyoke. They preferred...

Behind the peace pole: truth

Behind the peace pole: truth

BY SISTER PAULINE LALLY In the midst of global tragedies and conflicts, we, Sisters of Providence, erected a simple white peace pole in front of the entrance to our Motherhouse this summer. It has black lettering. And there it stands in simple juxtaposition to the...

Sister Miriam Lawless

Sister Miriam Lawless

Miriam Lawless was born in Kingston, Ontario August 2, 1917 to Irene Belanger and Patrick Lawless the eldest of four children. She was baptized and received her first Communion and confirmation at St. Mary’s Cathedral. She received her early education at St. Vincent’s...

Sister Rose Bekar

Sister Rose Bekar

Sister Rose Bekar was born in Bayard, Sask., November 21, 1918, the twelfth of thirteen children born to Joseph and Ludvina (Maierhoffer) Pekar. Her parents immigrated to Canada in 1913 from Austria and settled on the vast prairies of Saskatchewan. She attended the...

Sister Eunice Sugars

Sister Eunice Sugars

In the little village of St. Andrews East, Quebec, Eunice Sugars and her twin brother, Gerald, were born on July 28, 1924 to Maria Rayson and Allan Sugars. Since her father had to move to different towns and cities to seek employment during the depression of the...

Sister Mary Joan LaFleur

Sister Mary Joan LaFleur

Sister Mary Joan, baptized Marion Doreen LaFleur, was born on August 12, 1930 in Kingston, Ontario, the eldest of four children of Evelyn Wiskin and George LaFleur. She received her elementary education at St. John’s School and her high school at Notre Dame Convent....

Prayers for Peace During World Wars

Prayers for Peace During World Wars

BY VERONICA STIENBURG, ARCHIVIST As this month of remembrance closes, let’s look back through the congregational annals of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul and acknowledge the congregation’s many prayers for peace during both World Wars. March 21,...