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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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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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Sisters of Providence support native peoples against fossil-fuel transport

Sisters of Providence, Mother Joseph Province, have signed a letter in support of native peoples who are struggling to protect their sacred lands from destruction by the fossil-fuel industry. The sisters joined other denominational leaders signing “A Public Declaration to the Tribal Councils and Traditional Spiritual Leaders of the Native Peoples of the Northwest.” The letter calls for the Northwest congressional delegation and other elected officials, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Department of the Interior “and all people of goodwill to uphold the treaty rights of Native communities in the Northwest.”

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