WOMEN OF PROVIDENCE
Blessed Emilie Tavernier-Gamelin founded the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence, a catholic religious community, in Montréal in 1843, in response to the needs of the poor, the sick and the marginalized.
Thousands of women of different origins and social status joined the Community over the years, inspired by the mystery of the Providence of God and the compassion of our Mother of Sorrows (Mary at the foot of the Cross). As “Women of Providence”, they invested their spiritual energy and anchored their actions in the realities and the needs of the society of their time, always choosing to live in solidarity with the most destitute … “The charity of Christ impels us!”
Today, we are present in Canada, the United States, El Salvador, Argentina, Chile, Haiti, Cameroon, Egypt and the Philippines. Our active apostolic life engages us in charitable and pastoral commitments in the areas of health, education and social service and in the promotion of social and ecological justice.
The offices of the General Administration of the Congregation are located at the Sisters of Providence International Centre, in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough of Montréal, Canada.
In order to commemorate the birth of our Community, a multimedia presentation was organized for the staff of the Providence International Centre and for some Sisters of Providence from the Mother House.read more
March 25, 2013 marks the 170th anniversary of foundation of the Institute of the Sisters of Providence inMontreal. Here is some information about the origin of the song "O Providence Most Gentle", which has been sung by the Sisters of Providence since the very beginning.
Here is the address of Sister Annette Noël, Provincial Superior of Émilie-Gamelin Province given at the opening of the week of activities commemorating the 20th anniversary of Place Émilie-Gamelin, the birthplace of the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence in Montreal. Montreal, November 16, 2012read more