Looking back on the barn

Looking back on the barn

BY VERONICA STIENBURG, ARCHIVIST The Barn on Providence Motherhouse property has more of a history than you might think. We aren’t sure how old it is, but it was on the property when the Sisters purchased Heathfield in 1930; although, it was in a slightly different...
Contemplating the Labyrinth

Contemplating the Labyrinth

BY VERONICA STIENBURG, ARCHIVIST The Labyrinth in the back field of Providence Motherhouse has returned to nature, but for a time it was an important prayer space used by sisters and retreatants at Providence Spirituality Centre. It was planned by a committee of...
Sister Sheila Way

Sister Sheila Way

Sheila Way was born on March 26, 1929 in Tamworth, Ontario the third of five girls of Anne Keeney and Angus Way. When she completed secondary school, she attended Peterborough Normal School. During the next few years, she taught in Douro, Indian River, Whitby,...
Who built the Motherhouse?

Who built the Motherhouse?

BY VERONICA STIENBURG, ARCHIVIST The original wing of the building, known as the 1932 wing, was designed by Architect Colin Drever and the contractor was Angus Robertson of Montreal. This is a photograph of the workmen, hired by Angus Robertson, who actually built the...
Sister Theresa Moher

Sister Theresa Moher

Theresa Moher was born in Peterborough, Ontario on June 6, 1928 the fifth of seven children of Albert Moher and Ann Condon. She attended Peterborough Teachers’ College and began her teaching career in September 1946 in Douro, then in Wellesley, Belleville and Toronto....