Friday Silent Vigil

An homage of vigils throughout April

An homage of vigils throughout April

In April, every school in the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board held some version of a social justice vigil – honouring the 20 years of the Friday noon vigil undertaken by the Sisters of Providence with many others from the community.These actions...

Vigil closing / retrospective

Vigil closing / retrospective

2011: To mark their 150th anniversary, the Sisters of Providence rented a bus to bring Sisters, Associates, staff, partners and special guests together for a vigil. A provincial election was underway. With a federal election campaign taking place, those attending the...

#FridayVigil July 3: Talking to police

#FridayVigil July 3: Talking to police

Today the #FridayVigil vigil keepers arrived to find a long line of police vans in front of Kingston city hall. Turns out they were police from Toronto, OPP, Halton and other places, all acting as an escort for the Pan Am Games flame that is touring the region What...

Standing in vigil at Kingston’s City Hall

Standing in vigil at Kingston’s City Hall

Vigil keeper Lynda Dowdle, in red, is surrounded by four Sisters of Providence at an August vigil. From left, Ellen Murray, SP; Lynda Dowdle; Una Byrne, SP; sitting, Peggy Flanagan, SP; and Catherine Cannon, SP.BY UNA BYRNE, SP For 19 years, the Sisters of Providence...