“As long as we hold on to these three strong roots: humility, simplicity, charity, our small Institute will live on …”
Blessed Emilie TavernierGamelin
By keeping these three values at the center of our lives, the spirit of Mother Gamelin remains with us. Having our hearts set on these values allows us to remain focused on the essentials, on what gives meaning to our lives, to the life of the Congregation and to the lives of those whom we serve.
Naturally, cultivating any virtue requires God’s grace AND human commitment. God is always present in our life, prompting us and never leaving us alone. Our commitment is expressed through our ability to make choices and decisions that are in harmony with the three fundamental values to which we adhere.
 As reported by Sister Rose-de-Marie Tessier in Vie de Mère Gamelin, Fondatrice et Première Supérieure des Sœurs de la Charité de la Providence, written by a Religious from her Institute. Montreal, Eusèbe Sénécal, 1900. p. 241.