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Leadership Statement on Recent Federal Executions

Leadership Statement on Recent Federal Executions

The Sisters of Providence from St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN sent me this statement and article dealing with the death penalty and the recent executions.   “For the first time in 17 years, the bells tolled at the Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. for each of the three federal executions during the week of…

Sisters of Providence, Mother Joseph Province, Response to Racial Injustices

Sisters of Providence, Mother Joseph Province, Response to Racial Injustices

The Sisters of Providence from Seattle, WA sent this statement on racial injustice and I want to share it with all of you. “We are heartbroken by the recent senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other black lives taken by policing gone wrong and other racial violence.  We also acknowledge the unimaginable pain of all…

Statement on the Arrest and Death of George Floyd

Statement on the Arrest and Death of George Floyd

Today I was going to write a statement to be posted on our Social Justice page.  However, I think my Provincial Leadership Team’s statement captures my intentions quite well.  I thank them for issuing this statement.  I know that Women of Providence communities have most likely also issued their own statements.  We all stand together in solidarity.   “Witnessing the dying…

Marking the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Voting Rights

Marking the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Voting Rights

The Sisters  of Providence in Holyoke, MA are marking the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote. Recently, archivists for women religious around the nation exchanged information on the impact of the vote as indicated by documentation in their archives. In some Congregations, there was no documentation about Sisters voting or interest…

Sisters in Border Ministry Honored

Sisters in Border Ministry Honored

At a special awards ceremony and reception on August 2, Sisters Hilary Hooks, CDP; Margaret Mertens, CDP; Zita Telkamp, CDP; Therese Cunningham, SHSp; and Associate Marlene McClain were presented the 2019 Ketteler Award for Social Justice for their faithful dedication to the clients of La Posada Providencia. Located in San Benito, Texas, La Posada is a ministry for people in…

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,…

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