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 Vincent Stafford

Sister Mary Vincent Stafford

In Mary’s month, 1886, the Angel of Death summoned to a well merited reward our much loved Sister Mary Vincent, in the forty-third year of her age and nineteenth of her religious life. Her family name was Julia Stafford, born at Lanark Ont., of highly respectable...

Sister Mary John O’Donnell

Sister Mary John O’Donnell

On the 26th of August the chronicles record the death of a member of the Institute, whose career though short, deserves more than passing notice, being full in usefulness and unselfish devotedness. Sister M. John, known in the world as Ellen O'Donnell, was born in...

Sister Mary Teresa Cleary

Sister Mary Teresa Cleary

On this day we commemorate the happy death of our dear Sister Mary Teresa who departed this life Oct. 12, 1881 after a very short illness, but fortified by the Sacraments and strengthened even in her dying moments by the prayers of holy Church. Mary Cleary, in...

Sister Mary Veronica Austin

Sister Mary Veronica Austin

Mary Austin was born in Worcester, Mass. July 3, 1852 of respectable, Irish Catholic parents. At fourteen years of age she lost her mother, a loss of which she could scarcely speak without great emotion. Being the eldest of the family the care of a sister and three...

Sister Mary Angel Guardian McGowan

Sister Mary Angel Guardian McGowan

Mary McGowan entered the Novitiate at the age of twenty three, and from her admission she was remarkable for a gentleness and amiability of character that endeared her both to Superiors and companions. Her constitution was not strong, and after the taking of the...

Sister Mary Patrick McKinley

Sister Mary Patrick McKinley

Sarah McKinley was born in Kingston, Ont., December 3, 1851, and on the 25th of March 1869, she entered the Providence Novitiate, being then eighteen years of age. Though not of a robust constitution she devoted herself generously to the service of the poor in the...

Sister Mary Francis Xavier Byrne

Sister Mary Francis Xavier Byrne

Catherine Byrne, called in religion, Sister Mary Francis Xavier was born in Wicklow County, Ireland and was one of three sisters of the Byrne family, who embraced the religious state in the House of Providence, Kingston. She entered August 3, 1867, the year after...

Sister Mary of the Sacred Heart Byrne

Sister Mary of the Sacred Heart Byrne

Sister Mary of the Sacred Heart was born in Wicklow County, Ireland, September 20, 1839 of worthy Catholic parents. Her family, whose name was Byrne, emigrated while she was still young and took up their residence in Quebec. There she lived for some years, the joy and...