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 Justina Boland

Sister Mary Justina Boland

On New Years’ Day, 1928, a message was received from St. Mary’s of the Lake, that Sister Mary Justina was very ill. For the previous six months or more, it was frequently remarked that she was failing very much in her appearance and manner. Though she did not...

Sister Mary Julia Sommers

Sister Mary Julia Sommers

By the death of Sister Mary Julia at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, the Sisters of Providence lost one of their most promising young members. Every artifice that medical skill and attention could devise was employed to stay the precious life of this dear young Sister,...

Sister Mary Angelica Blanchfield

Sister Mary Angelica Blanchfield

When we consider the life and death of many persons, even of our own dear Sisters, we are impressed with the truth of these words, “Through many tribulations must we enter into the Kingdom of God”. Heaven is not reached without struggle, without suffering of mind or...

Sister Mary Vincent McDonnell

Sister Mary Vincent McDonnell

Little did the Sisters dream as the joyous notes of the Alleluia rang out on Easter morn, April 17, 1927 that, these were to be soon to be followed by the doleful knell of the “De Profundis”. Mother Vincent attended all the religious services of Holy Week, and with...

Sister Mary Imelda Murphy

Sister Mary Imelda Murphy

Sister Mary Imelda known in the world as Lucy Murphy was the daughter of Thomas and Johanna Murphy of the parish of Marysville. She was born Sept. 13, 1869. When she wrote December 1911 asking admission into our Novitiate and enclosing a recommendation from her...

Sister Mary Ignatius McMahon

Sister Mary Ignatius McMahon

Our dear Lord has His own time and manner of calling labourers into His vineyard. He selects one here, and another a hundred miles distant, a third in a far-off land and so on. How strange it seems at times! The subject of our sketch, Elizabeth McMahon was the first...

Sister Mary Leo Tierney

Sister Mary Leo Tierney

Sister Mary Leo whose name in the world was Elizabeth Tierney was born November 17, 1874. She was the daughter of Michael and Ellen Tierney living in the vicinity of Ottawa, near Easton Springs. Recommended by her Reverend Pastor, she sought for and obtained admission...

Sister Mary Catherine O’Connor

Sister Mary Catherine O’Connor

Sister Mary Catherine O’Connor, was born Ireland, March 1, 1860. At the age of twenty-five years she entered our Novitiate from Holyoke, Mass. on May 5, 1885. Proving herself very earnest, faithful and generous, she was advanced to the Reception of the Holy Habit...

Sister Mary Helena Joyce

Sister Mary Helena Joyce

Sister Mary Helena whose name in the world was Catherine Mabel Joyce, was the daughter of Richard and Ellen Joyce of the Parish of Railton. On May 24, 1900, at the age of nineteen years, she entered our Novitiate having previously graduated from Notre Dame Convent....

Sister Mary Elizabeth Stafford

Sister Mary Elizabeth Stafford

What stability of character, what tenacity of purpose, what deep spirituality marked the early Foundresses of our Community. Having left the world and all that it contained behind them, they came freely and willingly to devote themselves to God's Service. No sacrifice...