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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.

October 7, 2020
Learning Home Economics
Learning Home Economics

Sister Mary Anita taught Grade 7 Home Economics from 1954 to 1958 at St. Michael’s Academy in Belleville, Ontario. Here are a few photos of her students during those years.

July 3, 2020
A Summer Outing
A Summer Outing

A lovely summer excursion by two Sisters in Trenton to Lake on the Mountain near Picton, as described in the Annals of St. Peter’s Convent, Trenton.

June 26, 2020
Looking Back to the Smallpox Epidemic of 1879
Looking Back to the Smallpox Epidemic of 1879

In September 1879, the Sisters of Providence were asked to nurse smallpox patients in Mill Point (later renamed Deseronto). Here is an abridged extract from the Congregational Annals.

June 2, 2020
Jubilee cancelled during pandemic

COVID-19 is not the only pandemic in the Sisters of Providence’s history to prevent Jubilees from being celebrated. Historically jubilees were not celebrated altogether annually in June the way they are now, but were celebrated throughout the year as the anniversaries occurred.

April 30, 2020
St. Michael's Band, Belleville
St. Michael's Band, Belleville

St. Michael’s Band, a rhythm band, was formed in 1934 in Belleville by Sister Mary Mercedes. The students were originally recruited from Grade 1 at St. Michael’s Academy and many of the same children stayed in the band into their high school years.

April 24, 2020
JPIC Committee goes Virtual
JPIC Committee goes Virtual

JPIC office staff, are now working from home utilizing current technology more than we ever have before.  With physical distancing in place we, like many others, have turned to Zoom to hold our meetings. It is a great way to connect.

April 24, 2020
Provident Easter planning during pandemic
Provident Easter planning during pandemic

Planning the Triduum liturgies is always a creative process, but this year required more innovation than usual as we adapted to the ever-changing challenges of COVID-19.

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.

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