Mission & Charism


Sisters of Providence pectoral cross with detail of Our Mother of Sorrows.

The mission of the Sisters of Providence is to proclaim Providence as the loving presence of God, active in us and through us, watchful over the created universe, and attentive to the needs of all.

We also proclaim the compassion of Our Mother of Sorrows in her intimate participation in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. We live these mysteries primarily by our compassionate love of those who are poor.


Through the practice of works of mercy, in keeping with our heritage, and in solidarity with those who are poor, we, daughters of Blessed Emilie Tavernier Gamelin, manifest in the society of our times the Providence of God and the compassion of Our Mother of Sorrows.


The characteristic virtues of our congregation are humility, simplicity and charity.