St. Louis, MO
The Sisters of Divine Providence have been a loving, spiritual presence in the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan area since their arrival in 1879. For many years, the Congregation owned and staffed St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (now Gateway Regional) in Granite City, Illinois. They also staffed many Catholic elementary schools in the Dioceses of Belleville, Illinois, Springfield, Illinois, Shreveport, Louisiana, Springfield/Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Jefferson City, Missouri and the Archdiocese of St. Louis. They owned and operated Mount Providence School in Normandy, Missouri for 64 years.
Many people have come to know and love the Sisters through their ministries in health care, education and pastoral care. Members of the community continue to serve in those ministries, but many have also moved into other less traditional ministries in order to respond to the "needs of the day."
Today, the Divine Providence community is the corporate sponsor of two homeless shelters instituted by the former St. Louis Province. Room at the Inn is a shelter for homeless women and families and is located in St. Louis County. La Posada Providencia is a shelter for people in crisis from around the world who are seeking legal refuge in the United States. Located in San Benito, Texas, La Posada helps immigrants and asylum seekers representing more than 65 countries.
Sisters of Divine Providence also serve as pastoral ministers, liturgical directors, canon lawyers and even pilgrimage guides. They are called to serve God by serving others and each responds to her vocation as she hears it.
St. Louis, MO