Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana in 1840. Throughout the past 169 years, buildings have been demolished, new ones built, and old ones renovated. Of course, there are many more buildings to be maintained now than in Saint Mother Theodore’s time.

Additionally, as the Sisters of Providence continue to address the needs of the underserved and marginalized, providing education, health assistance and spiritual guidance, many new and exciting projects and programs arise.

Periodically, then, the Sisters of Providence identify buildings at the motherhouse that need special maintenance and special projects and programs that need funding.

Currently, we are seeking funding for two special projects at the motherhouse:

We are also seeking funding especially for three sponsored ministries:

If you would like to make a gift in support of one of these special projects, you can do so now through our secure online donation form or by sending your gift to:

Mission Advancement office
1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876

If you would like more information about making a gift to the Sisters of Providence, please contact Jennifer Drake at (812) 535-2806 or by e-mail at

The Sisters of Providence keep all benefactors, constituents, alumnae/i and companions in daily prayer.