What Is Providence?

the name of God that expresses
God’s love and care for all creation

Providence is that name of God that expresses God’s love and care for all creation.

Providence brings the motions of human existence into meaning.

God’s care for us, God’s providing, does not mean that we just wait for God to act.

We are called to be co-creators with God, to further God’s loving designs for hope and healing.

But God does not have a master design for us and all creation that we must discover.

God’s desire for each of us is that we reach our full potential and live in right relationship with God, self, others, and the Universe.

God does not cause evil, even though God does know how to work in and through evil and suffering and will be with us no matter what happens.

In this world, all tragedy, pain and horror cannot be completely eliminated, but trust in Providence means we are confident we do have a role in diminishing them.

We further God’s loving designs, content to know what we have to do with creating and sustaining the harmony, unity and community toward which Providence lures us.

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Retreats & Spiritual Direction

A private or group retreat can take many forms, but typically involves a weekend or longer away from familiar routines. Often, there are talks, reflections and alone time for prayer or spiritual reading. Several of our member communities offer accommodations and spiritual direction.

Contact Barbara McMullen, CDP,  visit the websites of the retreat facilities found on this site, or complete the form on the right to learn more.

Books & Resources

WPC is continually creating resources for communities, groups and individuals to help explore and understand the charism of Providence and more.

Our Online Shop offers prayer services, retreat manuals and books, some at no cost to you. Additional sources of inspiration and learning can be found on our Be Inspired page.

Vocations / Formation  / Associates

Many people feel a calling toward the religious life. Our member congregations can help you explore the options, from becoming an Associate to joining or growing in your commitment to a religious congregation.

Each member congregation has provided individuals you can call or email – and of course learn more about the congregations on their websites. These contacts can be found on the Members page.


Providence in my life

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    “Perhaps Providence spirituality is best understood


    by seeing it lived by people who, in their own lives, are compassionate and just. This is how you can ‘be Providence’ to each other and to your students, thus carrying forward into the future the Sisters’ spirit of trust in Divine Providence.”

    Sister Ruth McGoldrick, SP
    Talk on “Providence Spirituality,”
    WPC Newsletter Winter 2015


    Contact / Location

    Contact info

    123, New Lenox, Chicago IL 60606

    Gathering Times


    8:00am, 9:15am, 11:00am

    Events / Calendar