In Your Providence is our Hope
Our Sisters came to the United States in 1913 at the request of Pope Pius X, a long time friend and confidant of St. Guanella. Guanella visited various cities in the United States mostly in the East. He chose to begin the works of the Congregation however in Chicago where the first Sisters ministered to the Italian immigrants and their families. They taught school and later started to build a residential home and school with the focus of caring for the mentally and physically challenged.
The works of the Sisters moved to Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, British Colombia and recently Syracuse, New York.
Our foundation in Mexico began in 1985 at Casa Guadalupe, in Iztapalapa. The mission included three distinct programs; a Day School for children with developmental disabilities, Child care for infants and pre-school children of working mothers, and outpatient medical services for the surrounding area. In 2003 the mission expanded to Zapapan, Jalisco just outside of Guadalajara were the Sisters care for many diverse spiritual and temporal needs of this poverty stricken area. A third house was opened in 2009 in Amozoc, Puebla, Mexico following the Guanellian spirit of giving assistance to the poor wherever the need appears.
Our foundation in the Philippines began in April of 1993 in Quezon City where the house of formation began to prepare the interested young women for a life as a Daughter of St. Mary of Providence. As part of their formation they provide a variety of Pastoral care for the youth and elderly. In 2006 another building, Holy Family Center was purchased and renovated. A program for Senior Citizens and Preschoolers is currently being run at this location. As the mission in the Philippines continued to grow Sacred Heart Center was purchased to accommodate the increasing number of students served in the Day School for the Developmentally Disabled.