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Former Sponsored Ministries

Since our congregation's arrival in the United States in 1876, we have sponsored both elementary and secondary schools, hospitals and nursing schools, and day care facilities in and around Pittsburgh, Pa., St. Louis, Mo., and Kingston, Mass.

If you have a question about a particular former ministry, email our Provincial Archivist at archives@cdpsisters.org.


Divine Providence Academy, East Liberty, Pa.
opened 1905; moved to Fox Chapel, Pa., in 1964; closed 1984

St. Joseph’s Institute (also known as St. Joseph’s School of Practical and Fine Arts)
opened 1909; close date not listed

St. Elizabeth Medical School of Nursing, Granite City, Ill.
opened 1921; closed 1954

Sisters of Divine Providence Prep School, East Liberty, Pa.
opened 1921; closed 1940

Mount Providence School for Boys/Girls, Normandy, Mo.
opened 1933; closed 1996

St. Joseph’s Jr. Military School, East Liberty, Pa.
opened 1937; closed 1969

Providence Villa Prep School, Allison Park, Pa.
(became Marycrest Prep School)
opened 1945; closed 1958

Camp Mishannock, Kingston, Mass.
opened 1947; closed 2010

Marycrest Prep School, Allison Park, Pa.
opened 1960; closed 1968

Hospitals/Care Facilities

St. Elizabeth Hospital, Granite City, Ill.
opened 1921; closed 2002

San Rosario Nursing Home, Cambridge Springs, Pa.
opened 1934; closed 1981

Divine Providence Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.
opened 1956; closed 1992

Retreat Centers

Providence Villa, Gibsonia, Pa.
opened 2000; closed 2015

Transfiguration House of Prayer, Butler, Pa.
opened 1971; closed 2011

Social Services

Providence Day Care Center South, Castle Shannon, Pa.
opened 1986; closed 2008

Amelia House, Clarion, Pa.
opened 1995; closed 2010