Providence Pages Spring 2021
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!
- May 28, 2021
- Called to be ICONS of Providence
The week after the 2021 Providence Event, Sister Jeannette interviewed several participants and correlated their responses.
First time participants who were interviewed included Bridget Doherty and Jeremy Milloy from our JPIC Office and Beverly Koski, Providence Associate. Other participants interviewed were Regina Lannon, Providence Associate and Sister Gayle Desarmia from the Leadership Team.
- May 25, 2021
- Providence – Where Justice and Radical Hope Meet
A good thing – no, a very good thing - happened 40 years ago and we Sisters of Providence and Associates from two nations and thirteen different Providence congregations honoured “that very good thing” on the 3rd Saturday of February, 2021. The beginning of the Women of Providence in Collaboration. And the pandemic didn’t stop us. Thanks to amazing technology and its technicians we did it virtually.
- April 20, 2021
- Protecting physical, mental & spiritual health during the COVID-19 Pandemic
In January of 2020 an Infection, Prevention and Control Team (IPCT) was established to plan for the case of outbreaks, especially of the seasonal flu, at Providence Motherhouse. The role of the IPCT is to identify and reduce the risks of infections and restrict the exposure to the Sisters and staff.
- March 31, 2021
- 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.
- January 18, 2021
- Transfer of St. Vincent de Paul Hospital
The St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, which had in the past been leased to Brockville General Hospital, found new purpose in a plan to fill an unmet need in the Brockville area. Once Brockville General Hospital had vacated the building, the land and building were transferred to the Marguerita Residence Corporation for use as affordable housing for seniors.
- January 15, 2021
- Providence Associates Plan for an Autonomous Future
On October 31st of last year, Peter Pula from Axiom News, facilitated a Summit that brought together 32 Providence Associates, 3 Sisters, Frances O’Brien, Gayle Desarmia and Pauline Lally and one guest, Bridget Doherty Director of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation office.
- November 25, 2020
- Teaching in Peru during the pandemic
The government proposed remote education, starting April 6th. We were going to start on March 16th. However, we came across the stark reality of having no means of connecting with the students. First, the registration system of our schools did not have phone numbers for all the students.
- November 19, 2020
- Campaign for Oxygen in Carabayllo
We made suggestions about people who could join the campaign to get an oxygen processing plant for Carabayllo. It is well known that the hospitals do not have enough oxygen to be able to attend to the entire population affected by the virus and many die at home or in hospitals because of the lack of oxygen.