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August 1, 2019
New Associates and new committee
New Associates and new committee

The Providence Associates gathered on the weekend of April 26 – 28, 2019 to elect their Director and Providence Associate Committee members for a new term.

July 31, 2019
After 20 years of saving seeds, award winning ministry culminates in ceremony
After 20 years of saving seeds, award winning ministry culminates in ceremony

A rematriation ceremony was the culmination of 20 years of the Sisters’ commitment to saving heirloom seed varieties. This is not the end of the story of the seeds, only a new beginning in new homes as it once had been when the seeds moved in with the Sisters.

July 31, 2019
New Religious Archives Project in Kingston
New Religious Archives Project in Kingston

As the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul plan for Providence Village on the Motherhouse ground, the Archives has started planning for its future location. When the congregation comes to completion it is incredibly important that the history and contribution of the Sisters be remembered and continue to be made accessible.

July 18, 2019
Celebrating over 331 years of religious service!
Celebrating over 331 years of religious service!

Jubilees are joyous occasions to acknowledge and celebrate the many years of dedication in answering God’s call to religious life. Celebrating 70 years are Sisters Anna Marie Willer, Rita Hanson, and Charlotte Kramps. Celebrating 61 years is Sister Reinalda Kloosterman, and 60 years is Sister Pauline Lally. 

June 3, 2019
Barbara Fleet, Providence Associate
Barbara Fleet, Providence Associate

Barbara was one of the first people to make commitment as a Providence Associate in 1987. She was a woman of deep faith who served her community as a register nurse and her family as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

June 3, 2019
Providence Associates AGM/AGEM 2019
Providence Associates AGM/AGEM 2019

The April 2019 AGM/AGEM for the Providence Associates was one of transformation. The weekend went amazingly well. Through the prayerful guidance and facilitation of Alice Gazeley CND Associate, we worked very hard and elected a new Providence Associate Committee who will be working with the Director, Barbara Baker and Council Liaison, Sister Gayle Desarmia for the next three years.

May 15, 2019
Come, Journey to Transformation
Come, Journey to Transformation

Each year, the Seasonal Planning Committee, a sub-committee of the Congregational Liturgy Committee, gathers for an afternoon of reflection and faith sharing on the scripture readings of the Paschal Cycle. This period includes the Lenten Season, Holy Week, the Paschal Triduum and the Easter Season culminating in the celebration of Pentecost. Based on the shared reflection, this year’s focus is Come, Journey to Transformation.

May 9, 2019
Visiting Peru – A Gift
Visiting Peru – A Gift

The sights, sounds and smells of Carabayllo and other areas were very familiar to me. If I closed my eyes, it was as if I was back in mission in Malawi. There are a lot of similarities but there are also a lot of differences.

May 2, 2019
A Memorable Visit
A Memorable Visit

November 21, 2018 Sister Gayle Desarmia and Providence Associate Mary Olenick left Kingston for Peru. This trip was memorable because Mary was the first Canadian Associate to visit the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul mission in Peru. 

April 18, 2019
How to Pass Heirloom Seeds to the Next Generation
How to Pass Heirloom Seeds to the Next Generation

This task of dividing up the seeds between the two organizations chosen to steward them is a big one, but it is far from the only task necessary to complete.  There has been some discernment on the part of the partner organizations as to what they can reasonably accomplish, which has led in part to a Seed Division Protocol to guide us in this task.  

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