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March 23, 2018
Commemorating 20 Years of Healing Violence
Commemorating 20 Years of Healing Violence

For the past 20 years, a standing committee established by the Sisters of Providence has been working hard to raise awareness about violence and its underlying causes, and to move to concrete actions to eradicate violence especially against women and children.

March 16, 2018
PeaceQuest at Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony
PeaceQuest at Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

Along with my fellow PeaceQuester Beth Pater, I joined Joe to attend a unique ceremony in the Parliament buildings before Christmas. 

March 16, 2018
Alphonse (Al) Meloche, Providence Associate
Alphonse (Al) Meloche, Providence Associate

Al Meloche was born in Windsor, Ontario. As a young man he worked for Broughton’s Religious Goods Store in Toronto. He became a married deacon and was very committed to this ministry in the Catholic Church.

March 6, 2018
Sacred, Secular, Indigenous Women Gather to Steward Seed Inheritance
Sacred, Secular, Indigenous Women Gather to Steward Seed Inheritance

For 19 growing seasons the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul stewarded an heirloom seed sanctuary brought to them by Robert and Carol Mouck to preserve and propagate. Last week, women who have enacted their stewardship of those seeds until now, for now, and for the future gathered together.

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January 10, 2018
Community Harvest Kingston celebrates farmers markets 150+ years in Ontario
Community Harvest Kingston celebrates farmers markets 150+ years in Ontario

Sister Diane Brennen spoke at the Community Harvest Kingston’s second Canada 150+ event on August 30, 2017 and Tara Kainer recounts the events of the day.

December 13, 2017
Catherine McKinley's Letters and Archival Online Outreach
Catherine McKinley's Letters and Archival Online Outreach

In the Archives of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul the majority of our early records are handwritten and are not always easy to read. Since the 1980s numerous Sisters and archives staff have transcribed many of these records by deciphering the handwriting and typing out copies of these documents.

December 6, 2017
A September for Remembering
A September for Remembering

2017 is a special year in the history of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul. Fifty years ago they opened their mission in Peru – in El Progreso, Carabayllo. While the official celebration takes place December 10 in Peru, Sisters and Associates began to commemorate the event in September. 

November 29, 2017
Transformative liturgy
Transformative liturgy

Approximately 60 Sisters and members of our Sunday assembly gathered in McKinley Hall, at Providence Motherhouse, on October 22 to share their thoughts on the Transformative Power of the Liturgy. Miriam is a Presentation Sister of Newfoundland who teaches at and is also Director of the new Providence School of Transformative Leadership and Spirituality at St. Paul’s University in Ottawa.

November 29, 2017
Fall Gathering: letting go through contemplation
Fall Gathering: letting go through contemplation

Thirty-nine Sisters of Providence assembled at Providence Spirituality Centre for their annual Fall Gathering from 9:00 a.m., September 21 until 5:00 p.m. on September 23. This was an intense but significant experience in the Sisters’ journey as they continue future planning for the community and coming to completion.

October 26, 2017
Providence Associates AGEM

The major event in October was the AGM and the AGEM with Sister Frances O’Brien leading us through a process off Evolving Governance.

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