Sister Barbara McMullen, Executive Director, WPC
The Women of Providence in Collaboration is an association of congregations of Catholic women religious in North America who bear the name and charism of Providence. They come together to share and promote the evolving theology and spirituality of Providence.
WHAT IS PROVIDENCE?
Providence is that name of God that expresses God's love and care for all creation. Providence brings the motions of human existence into meaning.
God's care for us, God's providing, does not mean that we just wait for God to act. We are called to be co-creators with God, to further God's loving designs for hope and healing.
But God does not have a master design, plan, for us and all creation that we must discover. God's desire for each of us is that we reach our full potential and live in right relationship with God, self, others, and the Universe.
God does not cause evil, even though God does know how to work in and through evil and suffering and will be with us no matter what happens. In this world, all tragedy, pain and horror cannot be completely eliminated, but trust in Providence means we are confident we creatures do have a role in diminishing them.
We further God's loving designs content to know that we have to do with creating and sustaining the harmony, unity and community toward which Providence lures us.
Members of Women of Providence in Collaboration's Executive Committee: (from the left) Karin Dufault, SP, Treasurer; Fran Moore, CDP, Vice-President; Mary Francis Fletcher, CDP, Secretary; Kathleen Popko, SP, President.