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Congregation of Divine Providence

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Our Sisters are educators, healthcare professionals, pastoral associates, directors of religious education. They work with immigrants, elderly persons , within minority communities, are involved with peace and justice issues, and seek always to serve those most in need. Spread throughout seven states and in several countries the sisters have the same mission: to be the face of a loving, provident God to all they meet.

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The Congregation of Divine Providence, based in Melbourne, Kentucky, is a community of women religious dedicated to living out the charism of Providence through a life of prayer, community, and service. Their mission is rooted in the belief that God’s providence guides and sustains all aspects of life, and they strive to be visible signs of this loving care in the world.

Ministry Work

The sisters engage in a wide range of ministries that address the spiritual, educational, and social needs of the communities they serve.

Education: The Congregation has a long history of involvement in education, from elementary schools to higher education. They operate schools and educational programs that emphasize holistic development, academic excellence, and the nurturing of spiritual values.

Healthcare: The sisters are involved in healthcare ministries, providing compassionate care to the sick and elderly. This includes operating nursing homes, hospices, and other healthcare facilities where they offer not only medical care but also emotional and spiritual support.

Social Justice and Outreach: Committed to social justice, the sisters advocate for the poor and marginalized. They run programs such as Holy Family Home and El Centro de la Divina Providencia, which offer services ranging from basic necessities like food and shelter to educational and vocational training, aiming to empower individuals and communities.

Spiritual Formation and Retreats: The sisters provide spiritual formation programs and retreats for individuals seeking to deepen their faith and relationship with God. These programs are designed to offer spiritual renewal and growth through prayer, reflection, and the guidance of experienced spiritual directors.

Daily Life and Mission

The daily life of the Congregation revolves around a balance of prayer, community living, and ministry. Communal prayers, including the Liturgy of the Hours and daily Mass, are central to their spiritual practice, fostering a deep communal bond and a strong foundation for their work.

The mission of the Congregation is deeply rooted in the values of Providence, focusing on trust in God’s guidance, living in community, and serving others with compassion and justice. Their daily activities are a testament to their commitment to making God’s providential love visible in the world.

Vision and Goals

The Congregation of Divine Providence aims to be a beacon of God’s loving care, offering hope and support to those in need. Through their diverse ministries, they seek to foster spiritual growth, educational advancement, and social justice. Their vision is to create a more compassionate and just world by living out their charism of Providence in every aspect of their lives.

Their dedication to prayer, community life, and service ensures that they remain a vibrant and inspiring presence in the Church and the broader community. The sisters strive to be instruments of God’s providential love, bringing comfort, healing, and empowerment to those they serve.

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