A Calling

A Calling

The call. It’s an age-old way of describing what happens when we start to consider a different way of life – one full of meaning, one with a focus of service – one devoted to God.


Our growth as Sisters of Providence is a lifelong process by which we strive for an ever-deepening response to the grace of our vocation. As we grow in awareness of our call to religious life, we are challenged to take personal responsibility for integrating our physical, emotional and spiritual growth, while balancing prayer, exercise, rest, play, and work in a ministry that reflects our qualifications and aptitudes.


Providence Associates are lay women or men, single or married, who feel called to be associated with the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul in their charism, spirituality and mission without membership in the congregation. The charism – a gift of the Spirit for the Church – of the Sisters of Providence is one of trusting in Providence and serving with compassion, especially the poor. This gift we share with our Associates.