Apostolic Trinitarian Spirituality in the life of the Sisters of Divine Providence Spirituality, for us Providence Sisters, means a way of life. (cf. Basic elements in the formation of the Sisters of Divine Providence). A way of life needs a good Human Christian basis. From experience, we know that spirituality is accompanying the new challenges and signs of the times and accordingly has renewed itself.
The 2nd Vatican Council, which has been read and read again in various decisive moments of the Congregation, has lead us to find solid grounding for a re-reading of our spirituality and our charism. In this spirit of the Council, for us, the term "Apostolic Trinitarian Spirituality" has consolidated. "Apostolic": because we are an active, Apostolic - not contemplative - religious congregation. "Trinitarian": because the feast of the Holy Trinity is the solemnity feast of our Congregation.
According to Stefano de Fiori, Christian spirituality, after the 2nd Vatican Council, received the following characteristics: Trinitarian, Christocentric, Ecclesial, Biblical and Ecumenical. The developments after the Council were marked by spiritual tendencies, which we certainly still remember (cf. Stefano de FIORES in the book the new spirituality - the new spiritualities in the Church challenging the future. Editor: Paul & Cidade Nova, São Paulo, 1999).
The Trinitarian nature of our spirituality is more pronounced in Latin America. It developed at the same time, when the Basic Christian Communities experienced their historical peak, and the phrase first appeared: "the Trinity is the best community".
In practice it is this spirituality that is supporting, nourishing and challenging us to community life and to Apostolic commitment with the Poorest and those excluded from society.
There are many testimonies of sisters, who give their life with love in various services and thus feel themselves involved in the love movement of the providential Triune God.
This spirituality nurtures our life and unites mysticism and prophecy. It invites us to believe in and rely on Divine Providence. It challenges us to greater coherence with the core of our charism: „Bearing witness to the people - especially the poorest, those, who are excluded by society and deprived of human relationship - of Christian Hope and the Love of the Father and thus glorifying Him".