The Sisters of Providence is an international community of women Religious, inspired and founded by Blessed Emilie Tavernier Gamelin in 1843. Today more than 700 Sisters and over 1000 Providence Associates serve people in Canada,the United States, El Salvador, Haiti, Chile, Argentina, the Philippines, Egypt, and Cameroon.

While each culture is unique and the needs vary, the Sisters of Providence are united by their profound faith, total confidence in Providence and compassion for those they serve.

The Sisters of Providence in the 21st Century continue to be inspired, shaped, focused and energized by their understanding of the original call: to care for the poor, the rejected persons of society, and those with unmet needs.


Providence Associates are individuals who desire to share the mission and spirituality of Providence,


Our Ministries are diverse and fulfilling.  We continue to evolve and address the needs in our society.


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Our Provident God called Emilie Gamelin to be the foundress of the Sisters of Providence. This year, we joyfully and gratefully celebrate …

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Sowing Hope For The Planet

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A promise of God’s Providence:

“For I know well the plans i have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans to give you a future full of hope.”  Jeremiah 29:11


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