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Liturgy Response to COVID-19

Liturgy Response to COVID-19

The chapel is once again open for the celebration of liturgy; however, because the Motherhouse is considered a long-term care facility, many COVID-19 protocols remain in place, including masking, distancing and rapid testing upon entry. Pre-registration is required....

Spirituality Centre Updates

***UPDATE October 5, 2021*** Providence Spirituality Centre will remain closed at this time. For Your Information We are pleased to offer opportunities for 7-Day ‘Virtual Directed Retreats’ as listed on the ‘Schedule of Offerings (Calendar)’. While registration is...

Reflection: Sister Rose-Marie Bokenfohr

Reflection: Sister Rose-Marie Bokenfohr

Sister Rose-Marie providing one-on-one counselling.Who would have thought, as I wrote that letter in 1966 to our General Superior responding to a request for volunteers (for five years) for the foreign missions, that I would be sitting here in Peru answering a request...

Reflection: Sister Josephine Doiron

Reflection: Sister Josephine Doiron

Sister Josephine Doiron playing the guitar at Mass.I was one of the first Sisters of Providence to go to Peru in 1967 and I went to back to celebrate the 50th year of our presence there. It meant a lot to me to be there for this special event. We began the celebration...

Reflection: Sister Shirley Morris

Reflection: Sister Shirley Morris

The first missionaries to Peru: Sister Josephine Doiron, Fr. John Adamyk, Sister Rose Healy, Sister Rita Moran, Fr. Duncan MacDonnell, and Sister Shirley Morris.As we, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul celebrate 50 years of missionary work with our people...

Reflection: Sister Sara Jimenez Angulo

Reflection: Sister Sara Jimenez Angulo

As we are getting closer to celebrating 50 years since the arrival in Peru of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, I feel filled with happiness and gratitude to God for having put them in my path. A daughter with nine brothers, I spent my first years in...

Reflection: Sister Shirley Morris

Testimony: Mr. Ricardo Cordova Ames

BY MR. RICARDO CORDOVA AMES, FORMER MAYOR OF CARABAYLLO My deepest admiration, respect, and congratulations to the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul on the 50th Anniversary of their presence in our District. They arrived in December of 1967, with nothing...

Missionary Returns to Canada

Missionary Returns to Canada

54 years of service in Latin AmericaBY SISTER GAYLE DESARMIA In 1967 when the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul were opening missions in Guatemala and Peru, Sister Rose-Marie Bokenfohr (photo at right), a registered nurse, was among the first group of...

Teaching in Peru during the pandemic

Teaching in Peru during the pandemic

BY CARMEN ALOMÍA GUÍA, PROVIDENCE ASSOCIATE Carmen Alomía Guía is the Coordinator of the Providence Associates in Peru. She teaches Spanish language and literature at a high school in El Progreso, Carabayllo.  Here in Peru the situation is complicated. I think the...

Campaign for Oxygen in Carabayllo

Campaign for Oxygen in Carabayllo

Persons line up for 2-3 days in order to refill oxygen tanks at inflated prices for covid-19 patients. The Marillac Mission Fund has contributed $10,000 US to this campaign for oxygen in Carabayllo, Peru.BY SISTER SARA JIMENEZ ANGULO & CARMEN ALOMIA GUIA Sister...