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April 20, 2021
Protecting physical, mental & spiritual health during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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.

April 6, 2021
Providence Hospital School of Nursing, Moose Jaw
Providence Hospital School of Nursing, Moose Jaw

The School of Nursing at Providence Hospital in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan was founded in 1917 by Sister Mary Raphael McCann. There were 14 students in the first class. Conditions were crowded and instruction was carried on by the doctors as they went about visiting their patients.

March 31, 2021
History of the St. Vincent de Paul Hospital in Brockville Ontario
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.

March 17, 2021
A Lenten Letter
A Lenten Letter

Mother Mary Clement was General Superior from July 1927 to July 1930. She wrote a letter to all the Sisters for Lent in 1930 that was sent to all the convents and missions.

January 18, 2021
Transfer of St. Vincent de Paul Hospital
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
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.

December 16, 2020
Dating Architectural Photographs
Dating Architectural Photographs

Many photographs in the Archives do not have dates, but we can try to use clues in the photographs themselves to establish a date range.

November 25, 2020
Teaching in Peru during the pandemic
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 24, 2020
The Novice in the Sewing Room
The Novice in the Sewing Room

Sister Black made first profession in August 1952 taking the religious name Sister Stella Maris. As a novice, Sister Black, as she was known in the novitiate, wrote several humorous articles for the Guardian magazine about life as a novice.

November 19, 2020
Campaign for Oxygen in Carabayllo
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.

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Providence Motherhouse

1200 Princess Street, P.O. Box 427
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 4W4

613-544-4525
info@providence.ca

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