Pockets of Providence

Who are the Providence Associates?

We are individuals responding to a call to deepen our spirituality. Our core values are inspired by the legacy of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.

Spirituality and Manner of Relating

While the spirituality of the Providence Associates is reflective of the spirituality of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, we are an open and evolving community. Through contemplation, respectful listening, and compassion we grow in spiritual intimacy.

Nourished by these life-giving relationships, we “serve with compassion, trust in Providence, and walk in hope.” We also inspire and support personal growth and communal leadership. Our spirituality enables each of us to be present to the needs of our neighbours and of the world.

In a society in which spirituality is under-valued, we strive to be liminal edge-walkers who do our part to move the planet and its people toward wholeness.

Barbara Baker, Associates Director

E-mail:    Phone: 613-544-4525, ext. 148

Providence Associates live the charism:

  • in their relationships
  • in the marketplace and community
  • in their homes
  • in health care
  • in education
  • in social work
  • in their parishes
  • in diverse ministries