Facilitation, Retreats, Spiritual Direction

Many Sisters of Providence work with individuals and through spirituality centres in the roles of facilitators, spiritual directors and retreat directors.

The Sisters have their own Providence Spirituality Centre attached to the Motherhouse in midtown Kingston.

Facilitation ventures that feed the spirit
July 6, 2017
Facilitation ventures that feed the spirit

Facilitation work may entail a great deal of preparation, but the experiences of working with diverse groups on a variety of topics is always a unique adventure that feeds the spirit of both facilitator and groups involved.

A fruitful week facilitating in Prince Albert
February 7, 2017
A fruitful week facilitating in Prince Albert

Sister Jeannette Filthaut spent a week with the Presentation of Mary Sisters, helping them prepare for their General Chapter in August.

Leaving a ministry close to my heart
December 9, 2016
Leaving a ministry close to my heart

Change is coming to Sister Margo Shafer as she leaves the Meeting Place and Huntsville.

Retreat centers as touchstones of mercy
July 5, 2016
Retreat centers as touchstones of mercy

May 29-June 1, the North American Conference of Oblate Retreat and Renewal Centers (NACORRC) held its 39th annual meeting, hosted this year at King’s House, Belleville, IL. 

Helping people, helping groups: companion ministries
February 2, 2015
Helping people, helping groups: companion ministries

Spiritual direction and process facilitation might seem like strange bedfellows, yet I have found them each to be enriching and collaborative.

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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.
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Providence Motherhouse

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


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