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Called to ministries of holistic healing and spiritual care, we live out these works as individuals and by our community’s sponsorship of Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center in Westfield, and Providence Ministries Service Network, Providence Place, and Mary’s Meadow, all in Holyoke. We also sponsor The Hillside at Providence ministry site in West Springfield, and are the historical sponsors of the Sisters of Providence Health System in Springfield, and St. Joseph of the Pines Health System in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

Helping others through a variety of ministries
Some of our Sisters are involved in various aspects of spirituality and spiritual care. They offer one-on-one spiritual direction and give group retreats and workshops at our own Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center, and at other locations as well. One of our Sisters brings our Providence spirituality into the marketplace as an artist and poet, and our healing ministries have included Sisters in varied health care settings and social service agencies that provide the necessities of life to people in need. At the same time, each of us is steadfast in our commitment to delve deeper and deeper into the mystery surrounding Divine Providence, and how our Provident God is manifested in the universe.

Helping each other along the way
We minister to each other as well, providing for the spiritual and health needs of all our Sisters, particularly our elder and ill Sisters living at Mary’s Meadow. There is no question that we are committed to one another—there to celebrate the joys and accomplishments of life; and, there to provide each other with moral support during times of personal struggle, loss and difficulty.

We constantly ask ourselves, “What needs healing in our part of the world?” Thus our story endures as we continue to reach out to those who are homeless, alienated, oppressed, and lonely.

Taking care of the spirit, as well as the body, is an integral part of our health care activities. As Sister Elizabeth Oleksak says, “We approach spirituality in terms of the whole person, which allows growth to unfold within. People deepen their prayer life in surroundings of simple, natural beauty. In light of this, we continue to tell our story by ministering to the spiritual needs of people.”

For a detailed list of our sponsored ministries, please visit our sponsorship and links page.

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Sisters of Providence
5 Gamelin StreetHolyoke, Massachusetts 01040
phone: 413 536-7511fax: 413 536-7917
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