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Closure of the 175th Anniversary of the Founding of the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence, Montreal

Closure of the 175th Anniversary of the Founding of  the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence, Montreal

Providence Companions, Associates, collaborators, relatives and friends of Sisters of Providence representing Quebec, Chile, Western United States and Western Canada, and as well as Haiti, Cameroon, Egypt, El Salvador, Argentina and the Philippines, all gathered as a Providence family for five days of celebrations. They were welcomed in a festive atmosphere, and they fully lived a glorious and unforgettable experience.…

Immigration Statement by CDPs of San Antonio, Texas

Immigration Statement by CDPs of San Antonio, Texas

The Sisters of Divine Providence held their annual General Assembly June 25-29, 2019.  During this time they had presentations on being the Incarnation of Love in our world today.  One of the topics that was explored was that of the crises we are facing in our country with the new Zero Tolerance policy being implemented.  They drafted and accepted unanimously…

A Mosaic for Peace

A Mosaic for Peace

Over the weekend we had another shooting at a Jewish temple and several people were killed while others were injured.   While that horrible shooting was taking place, my own community of Sisters and Associates were writing letters to our senators and representatives in Congress about gun violence.  As we were gathered for this justice action and prayer, a person armed…

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Today’s blog message comes from Sister Dawn Tomaszewski, a Sister of Providence from St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN.  She is the new board chair of the Women of Providence in Collaboration.  Just when it looked like spring and Easter were actually going to converge…Just when the tulips and red bud trees had convinced me that spring and Easter were actually going to…

WPC Elects New Leadership

WPC Elects New Leadership

The Women of Providence in Collaboration met for their annual board meeting on April 10-11, 2019 at the Genesis Spirituality and Life Center in Westfield, MA.   The following Sisters are the new officers for the Executive Committee of the Board: Front row sitting:  Kathleen Popko, SP–Vice-Chair,  Alice Marie Lyon, CDP-Treasurer Back row: standing:  Dawn Tomaszewski, SP–Chair, Barbara McMullen, CDP–Executive Director,…

WPC Board Meets

WPC Board Meets

Today the Women of Providence in Collaboration begin their annual Spring board meeting.  It is being held this year at Genesis Retreat and Spiritual Life Center in Holyoke, MA from April 10-11, 2019.   At this meeting the board members will hear reports from the Executive Director on all the events happening with and for the WPC.   They will discuss a…

Patron Saint of the Internet?

Patron Saint of the Internet?

Recently I learned that St. Isidore of Seville, bishop and doctor of the Church, was the patron saint of the Internet.  St. John Paul II made this declaration in 1997 over 1300 years after Isidore had died.  Apparently in the 600’s when St. Isidore of Seville lived, theology was mostly a monastic affair, due to the fact that many people…

Social Justice Concerns

Social Justice Concerns

The Women of Providence in Collaboration support the work of LCWR’s office of Social Mission in their endeavors to shed light on various issues of social justice, such as racism, gun violence, climate change, immigration, and Earth Day to name a few. Members of the Global Concerns Committee want to examine the root causes of racism, our own complicity in…

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