Verge of Spring 2015 Providence Pages

In this issue, you will find articles addressing:

  • The 30th anniversary of the Providence Associates; a review of their two-year formation process; and an introduction of the six newest Associates
  • An argument for the basic income guarantee and its BIG push
  • The joy of Seedy Saturday
  • An explanation from the Healing Violence Committee about why they’re holding a conference on clergy sexual abuse in September, along with an excerpt from the book Healing the Church by conference keynote speaker Dr. Nuala Kenny, SC
  • Why Sister Mary Angel Guardian is considered the Pioneer of the West
  • About Sister Jeannette Filthaut’s companion ministries
  • The Paschal liturgies schedule at the Chapel of Mary, Mother of Compassion (all welcome)
  • Spring and summer offerings from the Providence Spirituality Centre
  • An introduction to the church’s Year of Consecrated Life
  • Obituaries: Sister Mary Joan LaFleur, Sister Gertrude Casey, Sister Rose Bekar, Sister Eunice Sugars and Sister Miriam Lawless.

Related Content

February 9, 2015
The best Saturday in the year?!
The best Saturday in the year?!

Kingston Seedy Saturday is upon us, and for those of us who grow at least some of our own food, March 14 is a very exciting day! Seedy Saturday, this year held at LCVI High School, is the place to go to trade seeds, find out what seeds your neighbours have grown (if they haven’t already been bragging about them since fall), learn more about vegetable varieties you may never have heard of, and swap stories of gardens past, present and future. 

January 29, 2015
It's time for basic income guarantee
It's time for basic income guarantee

Rampant and growing inequality is what American economist Juliet Schor describes as a “wicked” problem. Not wicked in the sense of evil (though that does spring to mind) but wicked in the sense of a problem that’s hard to solve.

February 2, 2015
Helping people, helping groups: companion ministries
Helping people, helping groups: companion ministries

Spiritual direction and process facilitation might seem like strange bedfellows, yet I have found them each to be enriching and collaborative.

February 10, 2015
Why Sister Mary Angel Guardian is considered the Pioneer of the West
Why Sister Mary Angel Guardian is considered the Pioneer of the West

One of the many things I love about being an archivist is “getting to know” the individuals who helped make the Congregation what it is today. One of these individuals that I’ve heard mentioned numerous times is Sr. M. Angel Guardian (M. stands for Mary). She is often referred to as the Congregation’s “Pioneer of the West.” But I didn’t really know what this meant or what else she did. 

February 10, 2015
History relived in two-year renewal process
History relived in two-year renewal process

The Associates’ formation process, titled Renewal and Celebration, was held from September 2012 to September 2014. As the title indicates, it was to be a source of initial formation for new members as well as a renewal and celebration of the charism, mission and spirituality of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul for Associates and Sisters.

February 12, 2015
Celebrating our Associates
Celebrating our Associates

Thirty years ago, in reading the signs of the times, the Sisters of Providence created a new form of relationship. They created an Associate process, with a commitment of one year at a time, that drew women and men eager to live out their baptismal call to service.

Sister Mary Joan LaFleur
Sister Mary Joan LaFleur
Sister Eunice Sugars
Sister Eunice Sugars
Sister Gertrude Casey
Sister Gertrude Casey
Sister Rose Bekar
Sister Rose Bekar
Sister Miriam Lawless
Sister Miriam Lawless
May 18, 2015
We have turned our attention to sexual violence in the church
We have turned our attention to sexual violence in the church

The Healing Violence Committee lays out the reasons they ventured into a conference on clergy sexual abuse, and how the September 12, 2015 conference will play out.

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