Providence Pages Winter 2017

In this issue:
  • Marillac Mission Fund Event
  • Harvest Market Kingston celebrates 150+ years of harvest markets in Ontario
  • Reflection and renewal of transformative liturgy
  • Archival online outreach allows you to read the Catherine McKinley letters 
  • Sisters of Providence at the time of Canada's confederation
  • In Memoriam articles about Sister Alma Sutton, Sister Aileen Donnelly, Sister Rita Dimberline and Sister Anna Moran
  • Spirituality series and retreats for January, February and March

Related Content

December 13, 2017
Catherine McKinley's Letters and Archival Online Outreach
Catherine McKinley's Letters and Archival Online Outreach

In the Archives of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul the majority of our early records are handwritten and are not always easy to read. Since the 1980s numerous Sisters and archives staff have transcribed many of these records by deciphering the handwriting and typing out copies of these documents.

November 29, 2017
Transformative liturgy
Transformative liturgy

Approximately 60 Sisters and members of our Sunday assembly gathered in McKinley Hall, at Providence Motherhouse, on October 22 to share their thoughts on the Transformative Power of the Liturgy. Miriam is a Presentation Sister of Newfoundland who teaches at and is also Director of the new Providence School of Transformative Leadership and Spirituality at St. Paul’s University in Ottawa.

January 10, 2018
Community Harvest Kingston celebrates farmers markets 150+ years in Ontario
Community Harvest Kingston celebrates farmers markets 150+ years in Ontario

Sister Diane Brennen spoke at the Community Harvest Kingston’s second Canada 150+ event on August 30, 2017 and Tara Kainer recounts the events of the day.

November 29, 2017
Fall Gathering: letting go through contemplation
Fall Gathering: letting go through contemplation

Thirty-nine Sisters of Providence assembled at Providence Spirituality Centre for their annual Fall Gathering from 9:00 a.m., September 21 until 5:00 p.m. on September 23. This was an intense but significant experience in the Sisters’ journey as they continue future planning for the community and coming to completion.

December 6, 2017
A September for Remembering
A September for Remembering

2017 is a special year in the history of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul. Fifty years ago they opened their mission in Peru – in El Progreso, Carabayllo. While the official celebration takes place December 10 in Peru, Sisters and Associates began to commemorate the event in September. 

October 5, 2017
Clementina Torres Rodriguez, Providence Associate
Clementina Torres Rodriguez, Providence Associate

The Sisters that got to know Clementina, have fond memories of her and the many ways she lived the Associate Mission statement as one of the first Associates in Peru. 

Sister Anna Moran
Sister Anna Moran
August 2, 2017
Betty Haymans, Providence Associate
Betty Haymans, Providence Associate

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Haymans became an Associate in May 2002 and was a member of the Catalpa Group for many years.

July 4, 2017
Gerry Vieveen, Providence Associate
Gerry Vieveen, Providence Associate

Gerry became a Providence Associate in 1993. She was a committed member of the Brantford Group and a devoted friend of Sister Anna Moran.

Sister Rita Dimberline
Sister Rita Dimberline
Sister Aileen Donnelly
Sister Aileen Donnelly
Sister Alma Sutton
Sister Alma Sutton
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