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Featuring the Sisters of Providence

Emilie Tavernier-Gamelin founded the Sisters of Providence (SP) in Montreal, Canada in 1843.  Following the charism and legacy of the foundress, the Sisters of Providence today feel challenged to live compassionate love and creative, prophetic solidarity and to BE PROVIDENCE with those who live in poverty. For us, the poor are people whose needs are not met, victims of injustice, the rejected, marginalized and voiceless.

So we answer this call as Providence Sisters and Associates and are present in Argentina, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Egypt, the Philippines, El Salvador, the United States and Haiti.

We work to fight against the causes of injustice.

We share out lives in the Christian base communities.

We follow the “Earth Charter” as a commitment to the promotion of social justice and peace.

We are spiritual companions.

We are with the mentally ill, drug addicts, those who have lost their autonomy and those with AIDS.

We visit people in their homes. We offer assistance through food banks.

We serve street people, offering meals in a community kitchen.

We support immigrants.

In union with other congregations, we continue to participate actively in UNANIMA in the campaign to “STOP THE DEMAND”.

We are inserted in pastoral work in parishes, education and hospitals.

We promote the rights of women and children. We work in schools and provide scholarships for persons living in poor countries.

We help those experiencing domestic violence. We offer hospitality to persons with low wages.

We share our life in indigenous  communities. We are committed and work in  the Truth and Reconciliation

Commission of  Canada.

We respect the environment and are committed to safeguard water.  We belong to the programme of Development and Peace “Bottled Water Free Zone” and in the campaign of UNANIMA: Access to clean water is an essential right for all forms of life