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!
History of the St. Vincent de Paul Hospital in Brockville Ontario

History of the St. Vincent de Paul Hospital in Brockville Ontario

In December 2020 the Sisters of Providence transferred the former St. Vincent de Paul Hospital site in Brockville to the Marguerita Residence Corporation to be repurposed as affordable housing for seniors. St. Vincent de Paul Hospital was the first hospital founded by the Sisters of Providence and marks their entry into institutional health care.

A Lenten Letter

A Lenten Letter

BY VERONICA STIENBURG, ARCHIVIST Mother Mary Clement was General Superior from July 1927 to July 1930. She wrote a letter to all the Sisters for Lent in 1930 that was sent to all the convents and missions. Here are a few extracts: Dear Sister Superior and Sisters:- I...

Transfer of St. Vincent de Paul Hospital

Transfer of St. Vincent de Paul Hospital

The transfer of ownership papers being signed by Sister Sandra Shannon, General Superior, and Sister Barbara Thiffault, General Secretary on October 27, 2020.The Sisters of Providence have always helped the most vulnerable in our communities by addressing the needs of...

Dating Architectural Photographs

Dating Architectural Photographs

BY VERONICA STIENBURG, ARCHIVIST Many photographs in the Archives do not have dates, but we can try to use clues in the photographs themselves to establish a date range. I can often narrow down the dates of photographs of Sisters based on what type of habit the...

Teaching in Peru during the pandemic

Teaching in Peru during the pandemic

BY CARMEN ALOMÍA GUÍA, PROVIDENCE ASSOCIATE Carmen Alomía Guía is the Coordinator of the Providence Associates in Peru. She teaches Spanish language and literature at a high school in El Progreso, Carabayllo.  Here in Peru the situation is complicated. I think the...

The Novice in the Sewing Room

The Novice in the Sewing Room

BY VERONICA STIENBURG, ARCHIVIST Muriel Black entered the Sisters of Providence as a postulant in August 1950 and received the Habit in March 1951. Sister Black made first profession in August 1952 taking the religious name Sister Stella Maris. As a novice, Sister...

Campaign for Oxygen in Carabayllo

Campaign for Oxygen in Carabayllo

Persons line up for 2-3 days in order to refill oxygen tanks at inflated prices for covid-19 patients. The Marillac Mission Fund has contributed $10,000 US to this campaign for oxygen in Carabayllo, Peru.BY SISTER SARA JIMENEZ ANGULO & CARMEN ALOMIA GUIA Sister...