“The charism of providence is the light that guides, conforms, and gives meaning to my life as a Sister. My life’s journey, my mission, and ministry have been encompassed by this gift of trust and confidence. Providence is the energy that urges me to give myself in service, in whatever ministry to which I am called.” Inesita Vélez Negron, CDP
As the Sisters of Divine Providence welcome spring after this particularly hard winter, we are pleased to share with you our 2015 Providence Reflections, written by Sister Inesita Vélez Negron.
Sister Inesita exemplifies our congregation’s multi-cultural legacy, a legacy which began when six German Sisters immigrated to the United State in 1876 to spread the gospel and minister to immigrants seeking a better life. This rich legacy continues today and is carried forward by all of our Sisters as they minister to diverse populations throughout the United States and the Caribbean.
Self-described as loving life, creative and open-minded, Sister Inesita entered religious life from San Miguel parish in Utado, Puerto Rico. She credits the Sisters of Divine Providence who taught her in elementary and high school with influencing her decision to become a Sister. Following her ministries as regional director for our community in Puerto Rico, and as a congregational leader in Rome, Italy and in Providence, Rhode Island, Sister Inesita currently works in San Juan, Puerto Rico, conducting research on suicide prevention.