Providence

Love, Mercy and Justice in the Time of Covid-19

Love, Mercy and Justice in the Time of Covid-19

For an apostolic congregation, the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary- of- the- Woods,  sharing “love, mercy and justice among God’s people” can be challenging during this time of social distancing. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin once advised her sisters to rely on “Providence, that so far has never failed us.” The SPs are heeding this advice as they become more…

Remembering the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Remembering the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

The Sisters of Providence from Kingston, Ontario have had experience with pandemics.  This article chronicles their living through the Influenza Pandemic in 1918.   “The Fall of 1918 was a tumultuous time around the world, in Ontario and for the Sisters of Providence. The First World War wasn’t over yet, but soldiers were starting to arrive home from Europe bringing with…

Creative Responses to Covid-19

Creative Responses to Covid-19

Providence Food Pantry, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence that serves about 4,000 individuals in West Terre Haute annually, has remained open and sisters and volunteers are taking precautions to protect against the virus. Sister Barbara Battista, a physician assistant and Congregation Justice coordinator, has worked with departments and the General Council to keep the Covid-19 web page updated,…

Showing God’s Providential Care to Elderly and Disabled Residents

Showing God’s Providential Care to Elderly and Disabled Residents

The Sisters of Divine Providence from Melbourne, Kentucky, through Sr. Lucy Zientek, shared this story of how they responded to the pandemic.    Sr. Francis Margaret Maag, CDP has served in various parish positions (teacher, principal, and director of religious education) during the course of her religious life. But in 2014, her discernment told her that it was time to…

Responding to the Needs of the Day in the Pandemic

Responding to the Needs of the Day in the Pandemic

For our latest Collaboration issue we asked congregations to tell us how they are coping with the pandemic.  The following article is excerpted from the submission from the Sisters of Providence in Mother Joseph province in Seattle, WA.   For the 105 Sisters of Providence in Mother Joseph Province, the coronavirus pandemic has given the sisters an imposed contemplative period, become…

CDPs Report on COPS/Metro Coronavirus Initiative

CDPs Report on COPS/Metro Coronavirus Initiative

This article comes from our member congregation, the Sisters of Divine Providence in San Antonio, Texas.  It speaks of their involvement with a community organizing group in their area.  The Congregation of Divine Providence of San Antonio is a member of the community organizing groups Communities Organized for Public Service (COPS) and Metro Alliance.  These groups are afflilated with the…

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