Social Justice

Prayers for Chile and Haiti

Prayers for Chile and Haiti

Following the recent events that occurred in Chile and Haiti, the Sisters of Providence from Montreal would like to share with the WPC family the letters sent by the Provincial Superiors of Bernarda Morin Province and Émilie-Gamelin Province concerning the violent outbreaks in both countries. United in prayer for peace, asking that the voice of the poor may be heard,…

Labor Day Thoughts

Labor Day Thoughts

At the beginning of the last century, Americans came together through protests, strikes, and union negotiations to fight for the dignity and justice in the workplace.  Women and men marched and raised their voices for a 40-hour work week, weekends, and workplace safety laws.  It is through their courage and determination that today we enjoy many protections that are often…

Calling for an End to Gun Violence

Calling for an End to Gun Violence

The Women of Providence in Collaboration join our voices with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and a host of other religious organizations calling for an end to gun violence.   As we know there are too many lives being lost to gun violence and mass shootings.  In the United States alone there have been 255 mass shootings just this year,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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