‘She was definitely a people person … She was welcoming, no matter how lousy she felt’Read more
New Providence Associate co-directors. Sister My Huong Pham transfers to the Sisters of Providence. Mats for the homeless and more! Read the latest news updates from the Sisters of Providence.Read more
Awarded the 2018 Leadership and Advocacy AwardRead more
Providence in the Desert seeks donations toward new scholarship fund.Read more
General Superior Sister Dawn Tomaszewski and Sister Nancy Nolan Sister Alice Ann Rhinesmith Sister Maureen Ann McCarthy Sister Noralee Keefe Sister Rita Clare Gerardot Sister Mary Cecile Grojean Sister Rosemary…Read more
All work is honorable. Let us celebrate all who labor. Let us celebrate our rich history of “laboring” next Monday.Read more
Last year, Sister Patty Fillenwarth was quite pleased that the Providence Family Services annual rummage sale cracked $6,000 in proceeds. However, she couldn’t be happier with the results of this…Read more
Imagine what it would be like coming to a new country, trying to make a better life for yourself and for your children. Imagine how difficult that would be if everyone around you spoke a language you did not know. Because of your support, Providence in the Desert enables a parent to speak confidently to her child’s teacher. A grandmother can understand what her doctor tells her about her health. A laborer can understand the people he works for, allowing him a better job.Read more
“I think what we do creates hope, because it gives them confidence in themselves. It gives them confidence that they can learn. They find out that they can learn the language, but they also find out that even when they make mistakes, they are learning, so it’s OK to keep trying,” says Sister Loretta Picucci of her ministry teaching English to immigrant farm workers at Providence in the Desert in California.Read more
Miranda has supported Guerin Outreach Ministries since 2008Read more
For 30 years Rufina Martinez lived in the United States and spoke very little English. Each day was a struggle for the Mexican immigrant. Thanks to Sister Carol Nolan and Providence in the Desert, life is getting easier for Rufina.Read more
Providence in the Desert is about a lot more than teaching.
It’s about presence. It’s about caring. It’s about love and compassion.
It’s about calling a student during your down time in the middle of the day to quiz her on what she will need to know for her upcoming U.S. citizenship exam.