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Welcome to ProvidenceSistersTV, the Internet TV Channel of Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.


The Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul are an apostolic congregation of vowed women religious called to be channels of God’s Providence in the world through compassionate service in response to the needs of the times. In accordance with their mission statement, they seek to empower others, especially the poor and oppressed, to achieve a quality of life in keeping with their human dignity. They also strive to be prophetic leaders in our Church and in society.


Relying on the Providence of God which they are called to proclaim, the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul are gifted with a charism of compassionate caring for God’s people, especially the most destitute, manifested by service given in a spirit of humility, simplicity and charity. As they serve with compassion and walk in hope, they trust in the power, the movement and the mystery of Providence in all things.

The congregation of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul views its founding as a process of history involving key people guided by a deep spirituality and passion for the poor. Their heritage is rooted in the creativity and spirituality of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac, in the willingness of Emilie Gamelin to risk and trust in Providence, in the responsiveness of the Montreal Sisters of Providence to the call of Bishop E.J. Horan, their ecclesiastical founder, and in the courage and pioneer spirit of Catherine McKinley, the first general superior and proclaimed Kingston foundress, and the original members of the Kingston community.

While most Sisters no longer wear a habit, they wear a cross and SP pin as a symbol of their commitment.