The Our Lady of Campus statue is surrounded by Providence Pavers.

Secure your piece of “holy ground” at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

The acreage at the Sisters of Providence motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, has been described as “holy ground.” Daily, individuals come to enjoy the peace, serenity and beauty of this place. They walk the outdoor labyrinth, visit the historic sites and the National Shrines of Our Lady of Providence and Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, meditate at the reflection garden at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, enjoy the peace that watching the herd of alpacas generates, and much more.

Two places particularly meaningful to visitors, students, staff members and residents are the fountain at the end of The Avenue and the Our Lady of Campus statue near the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

We now can share with you a bit of “holy ground” through the newly created Providence Pavers program.

With a tax-deductible gift, you will receive a brick paver that can be engraved with your name, the name of a loved one or a special message. These pavers will be used to landscape around the Our Lady of Campus statue and the fountain at the end of the Avenue.

  • A gift of $150 will provide a 4” x 8” brick paver
  • a gift of $250 will provide an 8” x 8” brick paver
  • a gift of $500 will provide a 16” x 16” limestone paver located at the Our Lady of Campus statue. Only a few of these remain! We have discontinued the 16×16 pavers, 6/10/2015.

A Providence Paver may be engraved as a way to memorialize or honor a loved one, remember a favorite Sister of Providence or celebrate a special occasion.

The fountain at the end of the Avenue is a beautiful place to honor a loved one with a Providence Paver.

A Providence Paver makes a nice “gift” for that hard-to-buy-for person. Individuals memorialized or honored on a paver will be enrolled in the Blessed Sacrament Association. This enrollment means being prayed for daily in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.


  • Order by Jan. 1 for late April installation
  • Order by July 1 for late September installation


Inscriptions on the 4”x 8” and 8” x 8” pavers can have up to 18 characters per line, including punctuation and spaces. The 4” x 8” paver has space for two lines, while the 8”x 8” paver has space for four lines.

Placing your order

There are three ways to place your paver order.

  1. Use our online order form to submit your Providence Paver order.
  2. Download and print our brochure with an order form you can mail or fax.
  3. Call Rosie Blankenship at 812-535-2817 and place your order by phone.