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Doctors without Borders

by Francine Allaire

Sister Dolorès Blanchette, since moving to Calgary has been involved in new ministries, one of which is using her knitting and sewing skills to help Doctors without Borders. Last year, she met a lady named Rose Soar, a retired nurse who traveled to different countries and knows many doctors. She said that what these medical […]

Children Grow So Fast!

by Content Admin

Every mother knows that every time she looks around at least one of her children is bursting out of his shoes or needs a larger jacket. Good gently-used clothing is such a help to young families. Sisters Dolores Blanchette and Rita Schiller, in McLennan, AB, are sorting out children’s clothing they have received, to bring […]

Visit to Providence Care Centre, Calgary

by Content Admin

Our new care facility, Providence Care Centre, opened recently in Calgary and is now at full capacity. Today a Red Arrow bus took Sisters from Providence Centre to tour the facility. The bus left at 8:00 a.m. with 19 Sisters of Providence, 10 Sisters of other communities and three infirmary staff.  They arrived at the care […]

2016 Jubilee in Holy Angels Province

by Content Admin

A Time of Joy and Gratitude  On June 4, Providence Centre chapel was the centre of a celebration of joy and gratitude for the lives of our four Sister jubilarians: Sister Theresa Devine, 75 years as a Sister of Providence; Sister Joan Wigbers, 60 years; Sister Estela Andaya, 50 years; Sister Mary Lei Gordon, 25 years. Sister Theresa has an […]

Mother’s Day with St. Mark’s Community of the Deaf

by Content Admin

After the 11 a.m. Mass for the Deaf on Sunday May 8 – Mothers’ Day, Father Matthew Hysell proposed to go to the grotto at Providence Centre.  Most of the attendants went in a procession and Father Matthew crowned the statue of Mary, Our Mother, with the flowers he had bought. He also said a special prayer […]

Sr. Elizabeth Kass Becomes a Canadian Citizen

by Content Admin

Sister Elizabeth Kass became a Canadian citizen, during a special ceremony which took place at Canada Place on May 12, 2016.  Present were Sister Elizabeth Kaczmarczyk, her local director, as well as Maria Douziech, Elizabeth’s interpreter. That same afternoon we had a special recognition for Sister Kass at the evening meal.  A table was set up […]

Happy Birthday!

by Content Admin

On her birthday Sister Mary Lei Gordon, Administrator of Providence Centre, was surprised with a large bouquet of editable fruits from her staff.  This colourful and delicious sculpture disappeared quickly as Sister Mary Lei shared it with all the Sisters of the house, with special attention to the Infirmary. Here we see Sister Eleanora Baier, […]

Women of Providence in Collaboration Vocation/Formation/Leadership Gathering

by Content Admin

We were happy to host the Women of Providence in Collaboration V/F/L Gathering at Providence Renewal Centre in Edmonton March 30 – April 3, 2016.  We were 25 participants, from various parts of Canada and the United States.  The theme of our gathering was: “Living Providence in an Intercultural Community and World”. The Prayer Rituals […]

Working Day of a Prison Chaplain

by Content Admin

The new Edmonton Remand Centre opened in 2013. It is a multi-purpose 1,952-bed correctional facility for male and female inmates awaiting trial, sentenced offenders with further charges, parolees who are suspended or revoked, inmates awaiting transfer to appropriate provincial and federal institutions and those held under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The Remand Centre […]