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The Legacy of the Sisters of Divine Providence to Homeless Shelter

The Legacy of the Sisters of Divine Providence to Homeless Shelter

In 1988 the Salvation Army began a program to provide homeless women and families temporary shelter in St. Louis County.  The Sisters of Divine Providence, whose provincial house was in Normandy, MO made a corporate commitment to the homeless in 1990.  These two organizations would meet “providentially” a couple of years later.  In 1992 the Salvation Army obtained a grant…

A Peruvian Mother’s Story

A Peruvian Mother’s Story

La Posada Providencia is a refugee house in San Benito, Texas sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence from Allison Park, PA.  It has seen an influx of immigrants even before all the public attention began with the border crisis.  Just recently La Posada welcomed a mother from Peru who was pregnant, took care of her and her baby, as…

Sr. Mansueta Martineau, CDP, Celebrates 105 Years

Sr. Mansueta Martineau, CDP, Celebrates 105 Years

In 1914, Charlie Chaplin made his silver-screen debut; the cornerstone of the Lincoln Memorial was laid in Washington, DC; a political assassination sparked the First World War, and Sister Mansueta Martineau was born in Piercefield, New York on March 3. Pictured above: Sr. Mansueta with Sr. Alice Gerdeman, Provincial Sister says, “When I was about seven, my dad lost his…

Preparing for Final Vows

Preparing for Final Vows

In preparation for their final vows, Sister Thomas (left) and Sister Paul, (right) Sisters of Divine Providence from the St. Joseph Province in Korea, spent time this spring with the Sisters of Marie de la Roche Province at Providence Heights in Pittsburgh. While in the U.S., the Sisters also traveled to San Benito, Texas, to visit La Posada Providencia, a…

Conditions at the Border

Conditions at the Border

Every day we hear more about the terrible conditions facing children as well as women and men in detention centers along our southern border.  It seems the situation is simply unconscionable.  Many of my friends tell me they feel overwhelmed and paralyzed by those images of children in filthy and overcrowded conditions.  Let’s face it, these conditions do not even…

Living the Legacy in a Global Modern Society: An Intercultural, Intergenerational Mission Experience

Living the Legacy in a Global Modern Society:   An Intercultural, Intergenerational Mission Experience

The Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence, in collaboration with La Roche University, has planned an experience entitled, Living the Legacy in a Global Modern Society: An Intercultural, Intergenerational Mission Experience. This experience will take place in Rome from June 10-21, 2019, at the site of La Roche University’s Study Abroad program, the Salvadorian Sisters’ property, Villa Maria. Pictured…

Immigration Bills in Congress

Immigration Bills in Congress

The Women of Providence join the Social Mission Office of LCWR in supporting  refugees and championing the passage of H.R. 6, the DREAM and Promise Act of 2019.   “The United States has a long and proud history of welcoming immigrants and sheltering refugees.  Women religious have been blessed to be able to accompany immigrant and refugee communities for almost 300…

La Roche College Transitions to University Status

La Roche College Transitions to University Status

La Roche College announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Education approved its application to become La Roche University effective March 26, 2019. Sister Candace Introcaso, CDP, Ph.D., president of La Roche, announced the transition during a celebration for students, faculty and staff. Alumni and friends from across the country and world joined the president for the announcement via Facebook Live.…

A Memorable Visit to Peru

A Memorable Visit to Peru

November 21, 2018, Sister Gayle Desarmia and Providence Associate Mary Olenick left Kingston for Peru. They spent two weeks visiting the Sisters of Providence and the Providence Associates in Carabayllo, Peru. This trip was memorable because Mary was the first Canadian Associate to visit the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul mission in Peru. Each day unfolded with…

Sisters Elect New Provincial at Chapter

Sisters Elect New Provincial at Chapter

The Sisters of Divine Providence in Melbourne, Kentucky had many important decisions to make this past spring.  April 25-27 marked the Chapter of Elections, when delegates  elected a new provincial, Sr. Barbara Rohe. The provincial will help determine the number of councilors who will serve on a leadership team for the next five years. Sisters reflected on and discussed the…

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