Emilie Gamelin, the Providence Charism and the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence are an apostolic religious congregation, a community of persons, whose primary orientation is mission, the concrete expression of their radical commitment to Christ, to the poor and to the Church as people of God. The self-identity of the religious congregation emerges from an awareness of the origin and continuity of its […]

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Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Mother of Sorrows or Our Lady of Seven Sorrows is one of many titles by which the Catholic Church venerates the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. The title emphasizes the unity of the mother to her suffering son, who sacrificed himself to give people a new life. Mary remains strong and steadfast despite the […]

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Providence Spirituality

Reflection on the Gospel  of September 24, 2023 – Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Matthew 20, 1-16 – The main point of the parable of the Workers in the vineyard is our confidence in the generosity of the landowner. In this story, the owner of the vineyard introduces a new way of dealing with […]

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Charity and love… the heart of the Sisters of Providence

The United Nations General Assembly met in 2012 to establish the 5th of September as the International Day of Charity. In doing so, the UN was inviting all the States Members, other UN agencies and any other international and local organizations to celebrate this day by encouraging acts of charity, notably through different educational and […]

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Faith in the midst of wildfires

What we have experienced these past days has become one of the most devastating wildfire seasons in the history of Canada. According to the Canadian government, more than 15 million hectares have been scorched and there are more than a thousand fires that are still active. Wildfires have spread throughout Canadian territory, from the Atlantic […]

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How the Sisters of Providence Fought against the Typhus.

During the spring of 1847, thousands of women and men from Ireland set sail to Montreal, fleeing from the famine that plagued their homeland.  Many of them contracted typhus during their journey. To stop the contagion, the new immigrants were confined to structures known as “fever sheds”.  Ignace Bourget, the Bishop of Montreal, then asked […]

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Sisters of Providence in Cameroon

On August 25, 1970, four Sisters of Providence arrived in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Their group included two experienced teachers, Sisters Fleurette Lasalle and Jacqueline Lapalme, and two well-trained nurses, Sisters Henriette Arseneau and Juliana Larouche. They were sent by the Mother Cécile Fournier, General Superior, who had promised Montréal Archbishop Paul-Émile Léger to respond to the […]

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SP in the World Youth Day (WYD)

Organized for the first time in Rome in 1986, the World Youth Day (WYD) is a celebration of the Catholic youth that promotes the values of justice, charity, union and fraternity among peoples and nations. It takes place at the diocesan level on Palm Sunday, and every two, three or four years, the Pope chooses […]

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Two Sisters of Providence in Peru

During the last century, the Sisters of Providence responded to Pope Pius XI’s call contained in the encyclical Fidei Domun by bringing the Word of God to remote corners of the planet. Between 1962 and 1997 more than 80 Sisters of Providence worked in different missions scattered on three continents: America, Africa, and Asia. One […]

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