Our Work

Healing Violence - Bursary for Women
Healing Violence

This committee of Sisters and Associates was founded in 1998 and had been working together since that time to address – to heal – the many ways violence is expressed in our society. In addition to conferences and facilitation work, the Healing Violence Committee walked the talk through bursaries to women in need. Since 2001, this assistance has been available to help women upgrade their work or life skills. 

Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation
Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation

The Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation office of the Sisters of Providence takes on issues such as poverty, hunger, affordable energy and a true and lasting peace.


Response to COVID-19

There will be no Masses in the Chapel at Providence Motherhouse until further notice.

This comes after a recommendation from representatives of KFL&A Public Health Unit that no visitors be allowed in Providence Motherhouse for the protection and safety of our resident population and the wider community.

Please check the website for updates.

The Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul put an emphasis on communal prayer and the careful preparation of the celebration of the Mass. Their Sunday liturgies are open to the public and a regular community gathers in prayer and fellowship. The Kingston Motherhouse has a beautiful chapel dedicated to Mary, the Mother of Compassion.

Providence Spirituality Centre
Providence Spirituality Centre

***Response to COVID-19 - UPDATE Jan. 14, 2021***

Providence Spirituality Centre will remain closed at this time.

We continue to face challenges in light of the COVID – 19 pandemic, as do other businesses, faith communities and gathering places. We are committed to following the health and safety protocols from the health professionals to ensure the safety of all Sisters who live at Providence Motherhouse, as well as our dedicated staff and caregivers.

For Your Information

Although we are unable to offer in-person spiritual direction during these challenging times, our spiritual directors have been providing spiritual direction through virtual means. We will continue to offer this virtual ministry until we are free to welcome our PSC participants back into our centre.

We are pleased to offer opportunities for 7-Day ‘Virtual Directed Retreats’ as listed on the ‘Schedule of Offerings (Calendar)’.

While registration is limited for each retreat, we are happy to receive requests for ‘Virtual Private Directed Retreats’ on alternate dates of your choice.

Please send your request to info@psck.org

Please continue to check our Website for updates regarding additional virtual programming.


Providence Spirituality Centre is a warm, inviting, peace-filled retreat house, on the grounds of the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul. The lovely 33-acre setting, spotted with paths, benches, old trees and patches of delightful flowers make it an oasis of tranquility in the heart of the Kingston, Ontario community.

The Sisters of Providence have been present in Peru since 1967. Providence Associates in Peru work with the Sisters there to live out their mission. The Marillac Mission Fund, a registered charity, carries on the work of the Congregation in Peru.

Sisters at Work

There are many other ministries that SIsters and Providence Associates are involved in, including: Prison ministry, T'ai Chi Chih, Art therapy and Spiritual journeys

Contact Us

Providence Motherhouse

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


For a map and more contacts please visit the contact page