Anawim Place Food Bank and the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence have been working in Inner City Edmonton for almost 50 years. Some of these dedicated women belong to the Parish of the Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples and serve wherever the need calls them, such as Anawim Place Food Bank. Anawim Place Food Bank, owned and operated by the […]

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Paths of life, paths of grace…

I took my course in Social Service in the 1970s and then I worked at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital for three years. In my province, I was asked to go to Moffet, Témiscamingue, to do parish pastoral ministry.  Jesus spoke to me his Word: “It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you.” […]

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Providence Spirituality

Reflection on the Gospel of Sunday,  January 30, 2022 – Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 4, 21-30 Reflection: Heraclitus says, “No man ever steps into the same river twice. For it is not the same river and he is not the same person.” Does this describe Jesus’s experience? In Luke’s Gospel today, […]

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20th anniversary of the Beatification of Emilie Tavernier Gamelin

We know well the life of this great woman of charity who set such a wonderful example during her life time and whom God chose to realize the designs of Providence on the Congregation of which she became the foundress. The day after her death, which occured on September 23, 1851, the newspapers of the […]

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For a Synodal Church

With this convocation, Pope Francis invites the whole Church to question itself about synodality: a decisive theme for the life and mission of the Church. Here is a copy of the preparatory document: For a Synodal Church, communion, participation and mission.

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Tribute to Sr. Yvette Forest, SP

“Open your heart.” *Focusing on the Word and its effect on the whole person, the biblical recitative is a form of meditation where all the senses are solicited. First of all, Sister Yvette was one of the first people in Canada to walk the path with Louise Bisson and to dive into “this discipline of […]

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Our Sisters in Haiti

It is from the heart of the International Gathering of Sisters in Initial Formation and Formators in Ongoing Formation that we lived the impact of the tragic death of the President of the Republic of Haiti last July 7. In this Gathering, I am aware of the formation that I receive every day, living with […]

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Connecting with Creation

“Ever since Sister Sue Orlowski was a little girl growing up in Massachusetts, she has been fascinated by the natural world. She recalls being one of those kids who pestered her mother with questions about the birds, insects, animals and plants she encountered in the backyard and at the city parks. Even as a young […]

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June 9 – International Archives Day

“In 2007, the International Council on Archives formalized June 9 as International Archives Day. The Congregation of the Sisters of Providence has always considered their archives to be very important in perpetuating their Charism and Mission. As proof, we quote chapter 52 of the first printed Rules of the Community, in 1858: ‘There shall be in […]

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Pentecost 2021 – Message from Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle

Send forth your spirit and renew the face of the Earth (Ps. 104) Greetings and blessings on the Feast of Pentecost, As Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle, focused on the work of reconciliation between Indigenous and all Canadians, we want to renew and celebrate the Spirit of Pentecost. Still relatively new as a coalition we […]

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