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20/07/18

175 years later, Emilie, you talk to our hearts! – Providence Event

The gathering at Place Emilie Gamelin was set for June 19. Early in the morning, Sister Lucille, assisted by the 175th anniversary Committee of the Émilie-Gamelin Province, managed to coordinate all the activities included in this day of great expectations. Sisters of Providence, Providence Associates, collaborators, employees, affiliated organizations and coordinators of Place Emilie Gamelin […]

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17/07/18

Posthumous Tribute to Sister Madeleine Leblanc, SP

Sister Madeleine was the last of ten children born to parents who were farmers living in the sector of Saint-Gertrude in the city of Bécancour in the Province of Quebec. Her older sister Gertrude entered the novitiate of the Sisters of Providence when Madeleine was nine years old. Gertrude, praising the variety of works in […]

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19/06/18

Providence Spirituality

Sunday August 12, 2018. The Gospel according to John 6:41-51. Reflection: I am the bread of life When trying to put this reflection in writing, I realized that it was very difficult to sit down and write the ideas that came to my mind… So, following the suggestion of one of my sisters in community, […]

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18/06/18

Everything is Providence: Arrival of the Sisters of Providence in Chile

Vénérance Morin was born on December 29, 1832, in Saint-Henri-de-Lauzon (now Sant-Henri-de-Lévis), province of Quebec, Canada. As it is often the case, it is necessary to take a step back to appreciate the profound meaning of the events of the moment and the impact that these acquire with time. As Vénérance, once she became Mother […]

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20/03/18

Let Us Pay Tribute to Sister Linda Jo Reynolds, SP

  Her life handed over to the Savior as a true Sister of Providence touched many hearts… This unique woman was loved, joyful, decisive, intelligent, prepared, and dedicated. A true religious, she was able to recognize the greatness in those suffering the most from poverty.       We invite you to read an autobiography […]

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13/03/18

First Religious Profession for the Sisters of Providence

“As of March 29, 1844, seven novices made their religious profession, the first in the new Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Providence. On the following day, March 30, the same sisters gathered in a room at the Asile of Providence in order to elect their ‘officers’. Sister Emilie Gamelin was elected by a […]

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06/03/18

A little bit of history: The marriage contract between Emilie and Jean-Baptiste

Once the civil formalities were fulfilled, the intending spouses and witnesses left François’ house and went to Notre-Dame church, where the Émilie’s confessor, Father Jean-Baptiste Bréguier known as St-Pierre, PSS, welcomed them in the presence of the parish priest, Father Le Saulnier, PSS. The marriage took place in the evening. At that time, Mass was […]

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02/03/18

When Approaching the 175th Anniversary of Foundation

Did you know that? In the spring of 1838, Madame Gamelin was exhausted by her work with the elderly and the visits to prisoners and she became seriously ill. Her physicians diagnosed she suffered from typhoid fever; most thought her last hour had come and she received the last rites. On March 2, 1838, she […]

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15/02/18

Following Jesus and Emilie

“I was in prison and you came to me!” In recent years, towards the end of the month of October, some of us Sisters of Providence (who are volunteers to the Leclerc Detention Facility in Laval and before that the Tanguay Prison), take advantage of the customary generosity of our companion Sisters of Providence of […]

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