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Missionary Returns to Canada

Missionary Returns to Canada

54 years of service in Latin AmericaBY SISTER GAYLE DESARMIA In 1967 when the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul were opening missions in Guatemala and Peru, Sister Rose-Marie Bokenfohr (photo at right), a registered nurse, was among the first group of...

Teaching in Peru during the pandemic

Teaching in Peru during the pandemic

BY CARMEN ALOMÍA GUÍA, PROVIDENCE ASSOCIATE Carmen Alomía Guía is the Coordinator of the Providence Associates in Peru. She teaches Spanish language and literature at a high school in El Progreso, Carabayllo.  Here in Peru the situation is complicated. I think the...

Campaign for Oxygen in Carabayllo

Campaign for Oxygen in Carabayllo

Persons line up for 2-3 days in order to refill oxygen tanks at inflated prices for covid-19 patients. The Marillac Mission Fund has contributed $10,000 US to this campaign for oxygen in Carabayllo, Peru.BY SISTER SARA JIMENEZ ANGULO & CARMEN ALOMIA GUIA Sister...

Provident Easter planning during pandemic

Provident Easter planning during pandemic

Good Friday reading of “The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ” according to John. From left: Barbara Baker, Providence Associate, and Sisters of Providence Frances O’Brien and Jeannette Filthaut.BY ANN BONIFERRO PA, DIRECTOR OF LITURGICAL MUSIC, AND ASSISTANT TO...

Spotlight on Peruvian Associates

Spotlight on Peruvian Associates

BY SISTER GAYLE DESARMIA From November 27 to December 13, 2019, Associate Wen Bogues and I travelled to Peru to visit the Sisters and Associates in Carabayllo. A highlight of the time in Peru was the opportunity to visit several Peruvian Associates in their places of...

Canadian Peruvian Encounter

Canadian Peruvian Encounter

Carmen Alomía Guía, Coordinator of Providence Associations in Peru with Canadian Providence Associate Wen Bogues.BY WEN BOGUES, PROVIDENCE ASSOCIATE What a privilege it was to be the Associate who would accompany Sister Gayle Desarmia to Peru. I came to believe it was...

A Special Anniversary

A Special Anniversary

Sister Rose-Marie BokenfohrBY SISTER GAYLE DESARMIA Friday, November 29, 2019 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Health Centre in El Progreso, Carabayllo. The Director of the Centre, Doctor Valverde, had invited Sisters Rose-Marie Bokenfohr, Sara Jiménez, Gayle...