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  • February

    • 9: Taizé Prayer

      Providence Center The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods invite you their monthly ecumenical Taizé prayer service held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on the second Tuesday of every month in 2016 focusing on “Finding God in the Ordinary“. This  Continue Reading »

    • 10: Ash Wednesday Mass

      Feast Days & Special Masses All faith traditions are invited to participate in the season of Lent, beginning with the Ash Wednesday Mass and distribution of ashes at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. The ritual of receiving ashes  Continue Reading »

    • 11: Winter Lectio Divina Series

      Providence Center Thursday, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2016 Time: 10-11:30 a.m. Come to this four-session series and learn this simple way of listening to scripture. You could take this method to your church community, family, or small group for a Lenten  Continue Reading »

    • 18: Winter Lectio Divina Series

      Providence Center Thursday, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2016 Time: 10-11:30 a.m. Come to this four-session series and learn this simple way of listening to scripture. You could take this method to your church community, family, or small group for a Lenten  Continue Reading »

    • 19: A Healing Heart

      Saint Mother Theodore Guerin “…and a time for healing.” These few words from the book of Ecclesiastes are a clear call that there is time and there is healing. Perhaps healing may itself be life’s greatest project. Come to the Shrine of Saint Mother  Continue Reading »

    • 20: Bread Baking: Sourdough

      White Violet Center Sourdough breads are a delicious, nutritional treasure and are easier to make than you may think. Learn bread-making basics, tips and tricks for creating and maintaining starters, and ideas for how to incorporate sourdough into a variety of other baked  Continue Reading »

    • 25: Winter Lectio Divina Series

      Providence Center Thursday, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2016 Time: 10-11:30 a.m. Come to this four-session series and learn this simple way of listening to scripture. You could take this method to your church community, family, or small group for a Lenten  Continue Reading »

    • 26 - 28: Retreat for Busy Catholic Moms

      Providence Center Are you a busy mom wishing for time for quiet reflection? If “yes,” then this retreat is for you! Ignite your faith: Nurturing your spirit, heart, mind, and body during Lent! All moms are welcome! This retreat will include presentations  Continue Reading »

    • 27: Alpaca 101: Fundamentals of Alpaca Husbandry

      White Violet Farm Alpacas A one-day workshop geared toward those who are thinking about owning alpacas or those new to the business. Topics include: herd health issues, injections, feed, barns and sheds, pasture care, toenails, developing goals, fiber, record keeping, nutrition and 90 minutes  Continue Reading »

    • 28: Alpaca 102: Fundamentals of Alpaca Fiber Processing

      White Violet Farm Alpacas The staff of White Violet Farm Alpacas will share their experiences with all facets of alpaca fiber processing — from making breeding decisions to choosing a fiber mill or processing your own fleece. Expect lots of hands-on opportunities.  

  • March

    • 1: Spirituality of Imperfection Series

      Providence Center Tuesday, March 1, 8, 15, 22; noon-1 p.m. Join with other imperfect people to explore stories from many spiritual traditions. Each participant will read the book, “Spirituality of Imperfection,” by Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham. We will reflect together at  Continue Reading »

    • 5 - 6: At Home in the Web of Life

      Providence Center Now more than ever, our hearts, minds and spirits seek connection and conversion to the circle of Earth. Through multi-media, quiet reflection, voices of sages, and wisdom of all earth’s creatures we will create the space to come home to  Continue Reading »

    • 5: Small Flock Chicken Care Workshop

      White Violet Center Chickens are a delightful animal to keep, whether on a farm, a small homestead or in your backyard. They are easy to care for and they provide breakfast! This class will cover the basics to help get anyone started in  Continue Reading »

    • 8: Spirituality of Imperfection Series

      Providence Center Tuesday, March 1, 8, 15, 22; noon-1 p.m. Join with other imperfect people to explore stories from many spiritual traditions. Each participant will read the book, “Spirituality of Imperfection,” by Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham. We will reflect together at  Continue Reading »

    • 8: Day of Reflection for Women Ministers

      Providence Center Join with other women ministers from the area to refresh your spirit. There will be time for quiet reflection, prayer and input. Taizé Prayer will conclude the day at 7 p.m. Women pastors, ministers and chaplains are all welcome –  Continue Reading »

    • 8: Taizé Prayer

      Providence Center The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods invite you their monthly ecumenical Taizé prayer service held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on the second Tuesday of every month in 2016 focusing on “Finding God in the Ordinary“. This  Continue Reading »

    • 11: David Haas at the Woods

      Providence Center Join world-renowned liturgical composer David Haas for a concert Friday, March 11. Haas will also be conducting a workshop on Saturday, March 12. David Haas was nominated for a Grammy for his musical composition, “I Shall See God.” In addition,  Continue Reading »

    • 12: David Haas at the Woods

      Providence Center Join world-renowned liturgical composer David Haas for a concert Friday, March 11. Haas will also be conducting a workshop on Saturday, March 12. David Haas was nominated for a Grammy for his musical composition, “I Shall See God.” In addition,  Continue Reading »

    • 12: Spinning Workshop

      White Violet Farm Alpacas This workshop is designed for both the absolute beginner and the spinner who seeks a little guidance on using other fibers or techniques. Spinning wheels and a sampling of fibers will be available, although students are encouraged to bring their  Continue Reading »

    • 15: Spirituality of Imperfection Series

      Providence Center Tuesday, March 1, 8, 15, 22; noon-1 p.m. Join with other imperfect people to explore stories from many spiritual traditions. Each participant will read the book, “Spirituality of Imperfection,” by Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham. We will reflect together at  Continue Reading »

    • 16: Lunch and Lecture Series

      Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Feast on the words of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and delve deeply into Journals and Letters of Mother Theodore Guerin, using the lens of Providence spirituality as a guide. Series meets on Wednesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. Attend one  Continue Reading »

    • 18 - 20: Preparing for Holy Week Retreat

      Providence Center This retreat will be a time to reflect on the Good Friday liturgy. Why all those prayers? What is the origin of the veneration of the cross? Why do we say it’s “Good” Friday? We will delve into the meaning  Continue Reading »

    • 19: Bread Baking: Sourdough

      White Violet Center Sourdough breads are a delicious, nutritional treasure and are easier to make than you may think. Learn bread-making basics, tips and tricks for creating and maintaining starters, and ideas for how to incorporate sourdough into a variety of other baked  Continue Reading »

    • 20: Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passing

      Feast Days & Special Masses Eucharistic Liturgy, blessing, procession of the palms, and reading of the Lord’s Passion according to Luke, 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 20. People of all faith traditions are welcome to participate.  

    • 20: Spring Equinox Celebration

      White Violet Center Please join White Violet Center for Eco-Justice to celebrate the beginning of Spring with the word, symbol and sharing. Refreshments are served.

    • 22: Spirituality of Imperfection Series

      Providence Center Tuesday, March 1, 8, 15, 22; noon-1 p.m. Join with other imperfect people to explore stories from many spiritual traditions. Each participant will read the book, “Spirituality of Imperfection,” by Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham. We will reflect together at  Continue Reading »

    • 24: Holy Thursday Mass

      Feast Days & Special Masses Join the Sisters of Providence for Holy Thursday on March 24 at 4 p.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Open to the public and people of all faith traditions are welcome to attend. The Holy Triduum, the holiest  Continue Reading »

    • 25: Way of the Cross for Justice

      Providence Center The Way of the Cross for Justice invites us to join together in order to nonviolently resist the injustices of our times – wars, torture, imprisonment, poverty and lack of human rights for many. Come spend an hour recalling Jesus’  Continue Reading »

    • 25: Good Friday Service

      Feast Days & Special Masses Join the Sisters of Providence for Good Friday service on March 25 at 3 p.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Open to the public and people of all traditions are welcome to attend. Friday of the Passion of  Continue Reading »

    • 26: Easter Vigil Mass

      Feast Days & Special Masses The Easter Vigil will take place Saturday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Open to the public and all faith traditions are welcome to attend. There will be Blessing of the New Fire (outdoors),  Continue Reading »

    • 27: Easter Brunch

      Sunday Brunch Celebrate Easter at Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods! Attend Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, where all faith traditions are welcome, tour the grounds, visit with the alpacas and be sure to stop by Linden Leaf Gifts to make Easter gift-giving convenient and easy! The elegant, relaxing  Continue Reading »

    • 27: Easter Mass

      Feast Days & Special Masses Join the Sisters of Providence to celebrate Easter on March 27 at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Open to the public and all faith traditions are welcome to attend.

  • April

    • 2: Bicycle Blessing

      Providence Center Welcome Spring! Bring your bicycle—two- or three-wheelers — for a special blessing for bikes and riders as we pray for safety, relaxation, and good health! We’ll also pray for those who build, repair, and clean our bikes and those who  Continue Reading »

    • 2 - 3: Women, Earth, and Creator Spirit

      Providence Center We will explore together what Elizabeth Johnson proposes in her book of this title, “that the exploitation of [Earth] is intimately linked to the marginalization of women, and that both of these predicaments are intrinsically related to forgetting the Creator  Continue Reading »

    • 8 - 10: Come and See weekend

      Vocations Catholic women ages 18-42 are invited to attend the Come and See retreat weekend at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, on April 8-10, 2016. Is God calling you to a life of prayer, service and advocacy as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods? Come and see. Continue reading

    • 10: Sunday with a Saint

      Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Learn about Saint Mother Theodore’s unwavering trust in God and pray at her shrine. Then, celebrate Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, followed by Sunday Brunch in the beautiful O’Shaughnessy Dining Room. April 10, 2016. 9:30 a.m. –  Continue Reading »

    • 12: Taizé Prayer

      Providence Center The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods invite you their monthly ecumenical Taizé prayer service held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on the second Tuesday of every month in 2016 focusing on “Finding God in the Ordinary“. This  Continue Reading »

    • 14 - 16: Holy Ground Retreat: Tending the Soil, tending the Soul

      Saint Mother Theodore Guerin This retreat includes praying in nature, contemplative sitting and using many prayer forms. In honor of Earth Day, participants will meet alpacas and tend the soil. Earth Day festivities begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

    • 16: 18th Annual Earth Day Celebration

      White Violet Center Music! Food! Crafts and handmade goods! Lots to learn and do at this jam-packed celebration of Earth. Bring the kids and enjoy the day. West Central Indiana’s largest and longest-running Earth Day celebration continues on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at  Continue Reading »

    • 30: Praying with the Mystics

      Saint Mother Theodore Guerin This session will introduce participants to intriguing women “who fell so deeply in love with God” that they were changed forever. At this day-long retreat, participants will explore the lives of three mystics – St. Catherine of Siena, Julian of  Continue Reading »

  • May

    • 4: A Healing Service

      Saint Mother Theodore Guerin This healing service reflects the belief that God’s purpose for us all is a life of wholeness, as expressed in the life and teaching of Jesus. This Interfaith Healing Service combines music and prayer to offer comfort to those who  Continue Reading »

    • 8: Mother’s Day Brunch

      Providence Center Enjoy a special Sunday Brunch extended menu in the elegant O’Shaughnessy Dining Room. Mother’s Day Brunch pricing: Adult ~ $22.50 Senior (55 and older) ~ $20.50 Military ~ $20.50 Child (4-11) ~ $12.25 Child (3 and under) ~ FREE Brunch prices  Continue Reading »

    • 10: Taizé Prayer

      Providence Center The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods invite you their monthly ecumenical Taizé prayer service held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on the second Tuesday of every month in 2016 focusing on “Finding God in the Ordinary“. This  Continue Reading »

    • 13 - 14: Art, Journaling and Art Journaling Retreat

      Providence Center This retreat is designed to encourage and guide participants to let their inner creativity and inner wisdom emerge. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in multiple methods using art, journaling and their combination that may be useful in each  Continue Reading »

    • 14: Basic Herbal Preparations

      White Violet Center Learn basic techniques to create herbal preparations, including teas, salves, creams, tinctures and poultices. The focus will be on preparation methods, and not on herbal diagnostics or uses of specific herbs. The class will be taught from the Traditional Western  Continue Reading »