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Sisters travel to border, aid immigrants

In October, two Sisters of Providence from Mother Joseph Province journeyed to El Paso, Texas, to heed the cry of the poor. We have all heard about the summer’s unprecedented surge of refugees from Central American countries, many of them unaccompanied children, crossing the border from Mexico into southern Texas. Fear of violence and sheer terror were pushing mothers to send their young children and teenagers out into the unknown in search of safety, security and a better life.

While the story has faded from the headlines, it is far from over. Sisters Charlene Hudon and Marisol Avila went there to find out more and to see how they could help ease this humanitarian crisis. Sister Charlene stayed for two weeks. Sister Marisol was still there as of this writing.

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Return to La Papalota

Sisters to focus their El Salvador ministry on education and formation of youth

In January of 2015, Sisters of Providence will once again be living in the house in La Papalota in the Bajo Lempa region of El Salvador, where they first arrived in 1995. The return to the La Papalota house will facilitate community life and the ministries of the sisters.

The decision of the Leadership Team of Mother Joseph Province to focus the Providence mission in El Salvador on the education and formation of youth and young adults is the result of a two-year discernment process. Bishop Orlando Cabrera, who initially welcomed the sisters to his diocese of Santiago de Maria in 1995, has given his support for this decision and welcomed the sisters’ renewed engagement in the Bajo Lempa region of El Salvador.

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Providence Academy acquired

Providence Academy, built by Mother Joseph in Vancouver, Wash., is acquired by Fort Vancouver National Trust. Read more here.

Teresa Huong Thi Nguyen professes first vows as a Sister of Providence

“Let it be done to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38.

That expresses the faith and devotion which led Teresa Huong Thi Nguyen to make profession of first vows as a Sister of Providence in Seattle on September 14. The vow ceremony was part of a liturgy at St. Joseph Residence attended by Sisters of Providence from Mother Joseph Province, in addition to members of the General Leadership Team from Montreal, Quebec. Also in attendance were four family members from Sister Huong’s native Vietnam and many friends.

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