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Earth as a Living Organism

Earth as a Living Organism

The Sisters of Divine Providence in San Antonio, Texas are committed as a congregation to the restoration, preservation, and survival of the Earth.  In this article see what they are doing to fulfill that sacred trust. “On April 22, 2021, Earth Day was celebrated around the world, and the CDPs participated by spreading awareness throughout the community. CDP Sisters were…

Every Beginning Is Difficult

Every Beginning Is Difficult

Sr. Marie Emeline Ezami Atangana, SP, shares with us her learnings from her ministries, especially that of Vocation Ministry.  Her use of Scripture in doing so challenges us to ask ourselves:  How do we truly encounter the other? “Every beginning is difficult. The story of the miraculous catch of fish in the Gospel of St. Luke (5:4-5) has profound implications…

Bearers of the Providence Flame

Bearers of the Providence Flame

In May the Sisters of Providence from Montreal and their four provinces had their first international virtual experience with their Providence Associates.  The complete theme of this gathering was:  “Bearers of the Providence Flame in our International, Intercultural, Intergenerational and Interdependent World.”  At that meeting Sr. Karin Dufault, the Congregational Leader, gave a presentation on the history of the four …

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Tomorrow we celebrate Independence Day.  It is typically a day in which we celebrate freedom, and those who have over the years fought for us to have that very freedom in our country.  When the founders of our nation came together to establish independence in the colonies from Britain’s control, they believed that the providence of God was fully at…

History of St. Vincent de Paul Hospital

History of St. Vincent de Paul Hospital

In 1887 there was a terrible railway accident and the Archbishop of Kingston, Ontario asked the Sisters of Providence to found a hospital in Brockville.  Responding to the need, the Sisters, of course, said yes.  With little resources to start with, the Sisters “grew” the hospital, opened a school for nurses, and joined the Continuing Care Centre.  For 119 years…

I Love You Kiddo

I Love You Kiddo

It’s Father’s Day weekend, so I thought I would share something I wrote about my Dad and maybe it will resonate with you in some ways too. Some people have a hard time with the image of God as Father.  They tell me it depends on what your image of your own father is…maybe the type of family life you…

Simple Gifts Returning

Simple Gifts Returning

As Covid restrictions are lessening across the country, we see the gradual reopening of facilities.  This story relates how the Sisters of Providence are grateful for the simple gifts of sharing a meal, playing cards, or just taking a leisurely walk with a friend. “Spring is coming into full bloom and temperatures are rising. Also budding is the hope of…

Connecting with Creation

Connecting with Creation

As women and men of Providence know, we are all connected, all part of the circle of life.  This article shows one Sister of Providence who practices integral ecology and challenges us to do the same. “Ever since Sister Sue Orlowski was a little girl growing up in Massachusetts, she has been  fascinated by the natural world. She recalls being…

Living Providence Spirituality in an Ecological and Contemplative Way: Part Three

Living Providence Spirituality in an Ecological and Contemplative Way: Part Three

Ruth McGoldrick, SP, a Sister of Providence from Holyoke, MA and also co-founder of the Women of Providence in Collaboration, has generously shared with me a presentation she did for their Associates.  I intend to share that with all of you in parts or sections in this blog.  So here is Part Three. Living Providence Spirituality in a Contemplative Way…

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