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Who are the Associates of the Sisters of Providence?
Our Associates are non-vowed women and men who hold the Gospel values as the compelling force in their lives and are drawn by our charism (spirit) to our community. Associates share our spirituality and mission without canonical membership or monetary or legal obligations. They collaborate in our mission through involvement in community activities.

How do I become an Associate of the Sisters of Providence?
You participate in a two-year orientation that acquaints you with our history, spirituality, mission and vision. During the orientation process you regularly meet with a Sister of Providence or Associate who journeys with you as a mentor.

PatriciaYou formalize your Association with the Sisters of Providence during the congregation’s annual “Missioning Ceremony” in September.

Associate Patricia St. Amand (left) is the current Director of the SP Associate Program.

For more information please email Pat or call her at (413) 536-7511.

Reflections from some of our Associates
“We are on a journey along the road all faith-filled people travel, and we are taking that journey with the Sisters of Providence wherever it takes us.”
— Associate Gail Furman

“As an Associate, I am able to share my beliefs, ideals and values with others who, more or less, think and feel as I do.”
—Associate Anne Marie Oberlander

“Association has continued my journey in faith and spirituality, and further anchored my belief in a Provident God.
— Associate Jim Clifford

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