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Teaching in Peru during the pandemic
November 25, 2020
Teaching in Peru during the pandemic

The government proposed remote education, starting April 6th. We were going to start on March 16th. However, we came across the stark reality of having no means of connecting with the students. First, the registration system of our schools did not have phone numbers for all the students.

Campaign for Oxygen in Carabayllo
November 19, 2020
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.

Spotlight on Peruvian Associates
February 25, 2020
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.

Canadian Peruvian Encounter
February 21, 2020
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.

A Special Anniversary
February 18, 2020
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.

Visiting Peru – A Gift
May 9, 2019
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.

A Memorable Visit
May 2, 2019
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. 

A Procession and a Story
April 30, 2018
A Procession and a Story

The script for the procession with the gifts at the anniversary Mass gave an overview of the mission in Carabayllo, Peru. It was written and narrated by Providence Associate Carmen Alomía who was the emcee at the Mass.

Visit to Peru for 50th Anniversary of Mission
April 25, 2018
Visit to Peru for 50th Anniversary of Mission

December 6-21, 2017 Sisters Sandra Shannon, Gayle Desarmia and Josephine Doiron experienced a wonderful two weeks in Carabayllo, Peru. The trip was a special one because it included celebrations to mark 50 years of ministry in Peru. Sister Gayle recalls highlights of the trip.

50th Anniversary Celebration in Peru
April 10, 2018
50th Anniversary Celebration in Peru

Today has been a long anticipated day by the Sisters, Associates, people of El Progreso, Carabayllo and yes by Sisters Gayle Desarmia, Joey Doiron and myself, Sister Sandra. We are here to celebrate with everyone the 50th Anniversary of our Sisters coming to this area of Peru.

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