Historically, the prevailing theology was that religious were to be separate from the world. They were defined by words like humility, submissiveness, and asceticism. There was a general shift in spirituality after Vatican II. The Community documents were changed to reflect a new understanding of Providence theology, a move away from passivity, from reliance on God's care for us, to collaboration with God -- to responsibility for making God's Providence visible to others in the world.
"Providence is one of the many names we have for God. We believe that God's Providence is made visible in the world through compassion and hospitality. We try to be present with people in their need."
- Michele Bisbey, CDP