News

June 28, 2019
40th anniversary of the Sisters arrival in San Francisco El Alto, Guatemala
40th anniversary of the Sisters  arrival in San Francisco El Alto, Guatemala

July 8th is the 40th anniversary of the Sisters of Providence arrival in San Francisco el Alto, Guatemala. In 1977 some local Guatemalan women expressed interest in religious life consequently the Sisters of Providence opened a House of Formation in San Francisco el Alto in 1979.

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 30, 2019
The Gate House
The Gate House

The gatehouse was demolished in October 1968 when the driveway was widened to accommodate the new chapel. Today there are only two of the original gateposts left. Over the years the gatehouse served many purposes, as recorded in the Congregational Annals.

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.  

April 2, 2019
Providence Village launches website
Providence Village launches website

Providence Village is in the early stages of coming to life. As the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul bring their ministry to completion while at once fostering the birth of Providence Village, the stories of what was, what is, and what is becoming are weaving together in rich ways.

March 29, 2019
Profession days
Profession days

In the history of the Sisters of Providence there have been many profession days in March when Postulants received the habit, Novices made first profession, and Junior Professed Sisters made final profession. These were often grand occasions.

Contact Us

Providence Motherhouse

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

613-544-4525
info@providence.ca

For a map and more contacts please visit the contact page