The Marie de la Roche Province ministers to the needs of the times through our founded and/or sponsored ministries which include:
Teaching and sharing the Catholic faith is an important part of the mission of the Sisters of Divine Providence. The Sisters founded the Providence Heights Alpha School in 1924 in Pittsburgh. The Sacred Heart Schools (Sacred Heart Early Education Center, Sacred Heart Elementary, and Sacred Heart High School), administered by the Sisters in Kingston, Massachusetts in the Archdiocese of Boston, provide quality education to students from pre-primary through high school. Founded by the Sisters in 1963, LaRoche College is a four-year liberal arts college in the Pittsburgh suburb of McCandless Township.
Recognizing a constant hunger for spirituality and renewal of the human spirit, the Divine Providence Retreat Ministry operates two diverse retreat centers.
Kearns Spirituality and Conference Center, located on the Providence Heights property, is a non-denominational ministry offering programs in spirituality and holistic health.
Providence Villa, a ministry of hospitality, is located on 16-acres of woodland at 10745 Babcock Boulevard in Gibsonia. The Villa welcomes individuals or small groups to meet in an environment away from life’s demands and pressures.
Social Service Ministries
La Posada Providencia in Texas provides shelter for clients seeking political asylum.
Providence Connections, Inc. includes the Providence Family Support Center which offers programming and services aimed at strengthening families. Room at the Inn provides immediate emergency shelter for families that are homeless in St. Louis County.
Reaching out to families in need, the programs of La Oficina de Promoción y Desarrollo Humano in Puerto Rico empower individuals, families, and communities through workshops designed to improve self-esteem in youths, empower single women who are heads of household, facilitate support groups for survivors of domestic violence, provide parenting workshops, develop community leaders and accompany communities in their holistic response to the problems they face. Though this is not a founded or sponsored ministry, the Office was instituted by a Sister of Divine Providence and many Sisters serve on staff.