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Leap Day!

February 29th only occurs once every 4 years, which makes it feel like a special...

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A SUNsational Disappointment

The last time Ontario had a total solar eclipse, like the one we are expecting this year on April 8th, was on January 24th, 1925. In 1925 Kingston was not on the path of totality, but was expecting to see a 97% partial...

Leap Day!

February 29th only occurs once every 4 years, which makes it feel like a special day. Let’s look back at what the Sisters of Providence were doing on a few past Leap Days via excerpts from the Congregational Annals: 1888,...

Who do you think they are?

You may have noticed the display of full size cut-out Sisters in habits in the Display window that faces the auditorium hallway, beside the Heritage Room. These three photographs were picked because the quality was good...

The Future of the Archives

Veronica Stienburg, Archivist for the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.BY VERONICA STIENBURG, ARCHIVIST The archives of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul contains records concerning the...

Encounters in Peru

BY SISTER GAYLE DESARMIA During the Fall of 2023 I had the privilege of making two trips to Peru. The first was from October 18-25 and the second was from November 12-29. During these times in Peru, I had a variety of...

Final Chapter of the Sisters of Providence

BY SISTER FRANCES O'BRIEN In late October, the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul took a monumental step in our 162-year history by convoking our final General Chapter. For almost 3 years, we had been meeting...

Reflection for Closing Liturgy of Chapter 2023

At the Mass to celebrate the closing of Chapter, Providence Associates Director Barbara Baker shared the following reflection with the gathered Sisters and Associates in the Motherhouse Chapel. Included below is her...

Chapters of the Past

BY VERONICA STIENBURG, ARCHIVIST The Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul held their final Chapter recently. What is Chapter? Chapter is a collegial body representing the entire congregation and when in session...