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March 31, 2020
Remembering the 1918 Influenza Pandemic
Remembering the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

The Fall of 1918 was a tumultuous time as the First World War wasn’t over yet, but soldiers were starting to arrive home from Europe bringing with them an unwelcome guest – the Spanish Influenza. In Ontario alone, there were 300,000 cases of the flu and approximately 10,000 people died.

March 3, 2020
Women in Science Day
Women in Science

Sr. Mary Cornelia Schauenberg worked in science her entire career, as the Director of the Clinical Laboratory at Providence Hospital in Moose Jaw from 1937 to 1979.

February 25, 2020
Spotlight on Peruvian Associates
Spotlight on Peruvian Associates

From November 27 to December 13, 2019, Associate Wen Bogues and I travelled to Peru to visit the Sisters and Associates in Carabayllo. A highlight of the time in Peru was the opportunity to visit several Peruvian Associates in their places of work and witness their ministry to those in need.

February 21, 2020
Canadian Peruvian Encounter
Canadian Peruvian Encounter

What a privilege it was to be the Associate who would accompany Sister Gayle Desarmia to Peru. I came to believe it was my most spiritually satisfying journey to date.

February 18, 2020
A Special Anniversary
A Special Anniversary

Friday, November 29, 2019 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Health Centre in El Progreso, Carabayllo. Both Sisters Rose-Marie and Sara were invited to sit at the head table for the speeches that followed as well as a special presentation.

February 6, 2020
Sowing Hope for the Planet
Sowing Hope for the Planet

The Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) office helped the Congregational Liturgy Committee organize a workshop which included a breakout session to ‘discover what each of us can do about [Climate Change]’, and a presentation by Bridget Doherty, Director of JPIC.

January 23, 2020
Housing and climate change
Housing and climate change

From The Tyee to The National Post, Globe & Mail, Huffington Post and The Star, journalists describe the housing situation in Canada as a “crisis”.

January 10, 2020
Printing Room Museum closes
Printing Room Museum closes

The Printing Room Museum at Providence Manor closed this fall. The Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul ran a print shop from 1897 until 1989. Over the course of its history, the printing room produced two magazines, congregational material and commercial work such as dental charts, business cards, invitations, etc.

January 10, 2020
Printing Room Museum closes
Printing Room Museum closes

The Printing Room Museum at Providence Manor closed this fall. The Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul ran a print shop from 1897 until 1989. Over the course of its history, the printing room produced two magazines, congregational material and commercial work such as dental charts, business cards, invitations, etc.

December 30, 2019
Providence Archivists get together!
Providence Archivists get together!

The Sisters of Providence in Montreal were founded by Emilie Gamelin in 1843. In 1861 four Sisters of Providence began a new congregation in Kingston, now known as the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul. In 1873, the Kingston Sisters founded a mission in Holyoke, MA. This mission became a separate congregation in 1892, known as the Sisters of Providence of Holyoke. Three separate congregations with shared roots.

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