Providence Place is a mission-based non-profit, 55 plus community sponsored by the Sisters of Providence of Holyoke, Massachusetts. Throughout their history, generations of these Sisters stood on the threshold of new and innovative ministries. They were among the first Catholic Sisters in the nation to open their home to the laity by transforming their beloved Mother House into Providence Place, a caring, vibrant, independent living retirement community. That historic decision followed their prayerful discernment as to how to continue their legacy of good stewardship and sharing of their resources, particularly their treasured home. Catherine Horan, their founder, advised their pioneer Sisters to not “rest” on what they’d achieved, “but rather press forward to what remains to be accomplished.” Today’s Sisters of Providence continue to take that advice to heart. Most recently, they planned and designed Mary’s Meadow, a new model for residential long-term and rehabilitative care—the first of its type in Massachusetts—right here on our Providence Place Campus! The Sisters are also active in health care on a national level and sponsor programs for the disadvantaged and the lovely Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center in Westfield. At the same time, their over 140-year commitment to the greater Holyoke-Springfield area remains intact.