Divine Providence Province
About the Province
In 2006, the Divine Providence Province was created during the 18th General Chapter to merge the strengths and resources of several English speaking countries together, including the United States, Philippines, and India. During the past six years, Viet Nam has been added, and a relationship with Germany has begun to flourish.In 2012, the leadership of the Servants of Charity came together for its 19th General Chapter meeting (every six years), more exciting changes took place; we congratulated our former Provincial Superior Fr. Luigi DeGiambattista on his elevation to the position of 2nd General Councilor, and welcome Fr. A. Soosai Rathinam to the position of Provincial Superior. We also extend our congratulations to the following religious men for their new positions of responsibility.
- First Councilor and Vicar – Fr. Charlton Viray
- Second Councilor – Fr. Visuwasam P.
- Third Councilor – Fr. Silvio DeNard
- Fourth Councilor – Fr. Kulandaisamy A.
This new leadership is a real reflection of the cross section of cultures currently serving the most vulnerable of God’s children in the vision of St. Louis Guanella, within the Divine Providence Province.
In the same way, our new General Council represents a cross section of the countries of the world in which the Servants of Charity reside to serve, “those who have no one.”
We’d like to congratulate our Father General on his re-election to another six year term, along with the other important leaders who have answered God’s call to service, including -
- Superior General - Very Rev. Fr. Alfonso Crippa
- Vicar General – Fr. Umberto Brugnoni
- 2nd General Councillor – Fr. Luigi DeGiambattista
- 3rd General Councillor – Fr. Ciro Pe. Attanasio
- 4th General Councillor – Fr. Gustavo DeBonis
Fr. A. Soosai Rathinam, SdC
First Councilor and Vicar
Fr. Charlton Viray, SdC
Fr. Visuwasam P., SdC
Fr.Silvio De Nard, SdC
Fr. Kulandaisamy A., SdC
Fr. Joseph Rinaldo, SdC