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We take our inspiration from Mother Emilie Gamelin, who founded the Sisters of Providence in 1843.
Mother Emilie Gamelin
Emilie Gamelin, a young widow of Montreal, founded the Sisters of Providence in 1843. Emilie was moved by the love of Christ to serve the many poor, hungry and sick people who lived around her. The people, who looked upon Emilie as "providence" for the needy, named her work "Providence."
Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart
In 1856, Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart and four other sisters traveled to the Pacific Northwest, establishing schools, hospitals, orphanages, and other homes of care for those in need.
In 2006, the Mother Joseph Province celebrated 150 years in the West. Visit our 150th Anniversary Celebration pages by clicking here.
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