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  • August

    • 6: Summer Learning Series: Seed Saving Workshop

      White Violet Center Learn the basics of saving your own garden seeds including how to select the best flower and vegetable varieties and the best way to store your seeds. We will use White Violet Center’s Community Supported Agriculture garden as a classroom  Continue Reading »

    • 11: 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 2015. This hour-long service includes prayers, simple beautiful music,  Continue Reading »

  • September

    • 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 2015. This hour-long service includes prayers, simple beautiful music,  Continue Reading »

    • 12: Luke: Herald of Justice

      Providence Center Take time to study the twofold story that Luke tells in Gospel/Acts. Find out why scholars praise Luke’s Gospel for being “universal, the gospel of women, and the gospel of the Holy Spirit.” Examine Luke’s stories of the first Christians  Continue Reading »

    • 12: Basics of Vegetable Fermentation

      White Violet Center Like sauerkraut? Sour pickles? Vegetable ferments are a safe and easy way to help preserve your summer garden’s bounty all while packing a powerful nutritional punch. Learn how to make your own in this hands-on workshop. Sample a variety of  Continue Reading »

    • 16: Lunch and Lecture Series

      Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Come for one or all five sessions and feast on the words of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. This 5-month series will delve deeply into the Journals and Letters of Mother Theodore, using the lens of Providence spirituality as a guide.  Continue Reading »

    • 19: 12-Step Retreat

      Providence Center This one-day retreat will focus on 12-Step Spirituality within a group setting, where serenity and peace await those willing to accept their powerlessness over persons, places and events in their lives, and to allow God to do for them what  Continue Reading »

    • 19: 5th Annual Harvest Dinner

      White Violet Center Celebrate the fall harvest and support White Violet Center at this sumptuous farm to table feast set in the gardens of White Violet Center at beautiful Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Join like-minded local food supporters and the alpacas for this one-of-a-kind culinary  Continue Reading »

    • 23: Fall Equinox Celebration

      White Violet Center We celebrate the beginning of each season with the word, symbol and sharing. Refreshments are served.

    • 27: Alpaca Farm Open House

      White Violet Center White Violet Farm Alpacas will join alpaca breeders across the United States and Canada in observance of the annual National Alpaca Farm Days. Meet the alpacas up close and meet those who care for them. Shop for alpaca items and  Continue Reading »

  • October

    • 3: Hand Dyeing Nuno Felted Scarves

      White Violet Farm Alpacas Create a scarf that you dye and felt in one day. Use safe acid dyes to color merino wool and silk and then nuno felt a scarf. This workshop is a great chance to learn two fiber arts techniques in  Continue Reading »

    • 3: Feast Day of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

      Feast Days & Special Masses All are invited to participate in the festive liturgy marking Saint Mother Theodore’s feast at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

    • 10: Providence Associates candidate orientation

      Providence Associates New Providence Associate candidates will gather with their companions for a day of orientation Oct. 10, 2015, in Reilly Auditorium, Owens Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Indiana. The day will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.. For more  Continue Reading »

    • 10: The Art of Journal Writing

      Providence Center This one-day retreat will focus on the art of journal writing within a group setting. This is a tool for prayer, gratitude, and meaningful communication, dialogue, and conflict resolution in our lives. All faith traditions are welcome.

    • 11: Immaculata, Washington, D.C.

      Alumnae/i Welcome alumnae, former students and family of Immaculata Seminary, Immaculata High School, Immaculata Preparatory School, Immaculata Junior College, Immaculata College and Dunblane School of Washington, D.C. On this page, you will find information about the annual Immaculata All-Schools Reunion,  contact  Continue Reading »

    • 11: Immaculata All-Schools Reunion

      Alumnae/i An all-schools reunion for Immaculata Preparatory School, Immaculata High School, Immaculata College of Washington, Dunblane School will be held Oct. 11, 2015, at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, MD. See photos from past reunions by following the links below.  Continue Reading »

    • 12: Ladywood School Reunion

      Alumnae/i The 2015 Indianapolis Ladywood School Reunion will be Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 (Columbus Day) in Laurel Hall, which is the former Ladywood School. The reunion was scheduled for this holiday to take advantage of the availability of Laurel Hall. We  Continue Reading »

    • 13: 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 2015. This hour-long service includes prayers, simple beautiful music,  Continue Reading »

    • 22: Foundation Day

      Feast Days & Special Masses Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and her five companions first set foot upon the soil at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on October 22, 1840. The 175th anniversary year will conclude as it began: with the celebration of Eucharist at 1:30 p.m. in the  Continue Reading »

    • 24: Inaugural “Camelid Friends Fall Fiesta”

      White Violet Farm Alpacas Let’s talk Camelids! It’s essential to the industry to stay in touch with your local alpaca and llama (or camel, vicuña and guanaco) farmer neighbors, near and far. Bring a friend and some food. Network, share stories, tour the grounds  Continue Reading »

    • 27: Cooking 101: Get Cooking!

      White Violet Center Transition from “assembling” food from various pre-built components to actually cooking it yourself. In your own home. Safely and, hopefully, enjoyably. Learn basic knife skills and cutting techniques, basic cooking methods (i.e., sautéing, poaching, roasting, etc.), how to read a  Continue Reading »

    • 31: 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. Clare of Assisi, St. Therese  Continue Reading »

  • November

    • 3: Cooking 102: Your First Thanksgiving!

      White Violet Center Does the idea of cooking for 30 of your closest friends and family sound intimidating? Are you worried that the meal will devolve into a 3-hour casserole-based carb-fest? Can you make it through the day without losing your mind? Big  Continue Reading »

    • 10: Cooking 103: Veggie Basics

      White Violet Center Learn the basics of vegetable cooking, including several cooking techniques (i.e., sautéing, blanching, steaming, boiling, and roasting), planning vegetable dishes, and what cooking methods work best with which vegetables. Third class in a series of three. Cooking 101: Get Cooking!  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 2015. This hour-long service includes prayers, simple beautiful music,  Continue Reading »

    • 14: Weaving Workshop

      White Violet Farm Alpacas This class is designed for weavers of varying skills and abilities. Beginners will learn how to weave on four-shaft floor looms, while those with previous weaving experience can learn new techniques or deepen their practice. All materials are provided, though  Continue Reading »

    • 14: The Feast of Our Lady of Providence

      Feast Days & Special Masses Join in the Feast of Our Lady of Providence, celebrated this year in conjunction with Providence Associates Commitment ceremony. It is fitting that Mary be called upon to watch over the homes of our Providence Associates and all who honor  Continue Reading »

    • 14: Providence Associate first commitment ceremony

      Providence Associates The first commitment ceremony for new Providence Associates will be at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 14, 2015, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. During the liturgy some current Providence Associates will also be renewing their commitments.  Continue Reading »

    • 18: Lunch and Lecture Series

      Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Come for one or all five sessions and feast on the words of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. This 5-month series will delve deeply into the Journals and Letters of Mother Theodore, using the lens of Providence spirituality as a guide.  Continue Reading »

    • 20 - 21: Images of God Retreat

      Providence Center Perhaps nothing defines our relationship with the Divine more than the images we have received or acquired throughout our lives. Is God the “Old Man” in the clouds or the Creator and Protector of all life? Perhaps the Warrior King,  Continue Reading »

  • December

    • 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 2015. This hour-long service includes prayers, simple beautiful music,  Continue Reading »

    • 12: Christmas Fun at the Woods

      Sisters of Providence Children (and adults!) are invited to enjoy the afternoon with the Sisters of Providence for cookie-decorating, sleigh rides, sing-a-longs, fun with alpacas, viewing a hand-carved nativity scene from Germany, a Christmas village, visiting with Santa and much, much more!

    • 22: Winter Solstice Celebration

      White Violet Center We celebrate the beginning of each season with the word, symbol and sharing. Refreshments are served.

  • January

    • 9: Dance of the Spirit: Women’s Spirituality

      Providence Center For generations, women’s spirituality was assumed to be the same as men’s. Maria Harris, in her book “Dance of the Spirit,” describes women’s spirituality as a dance, moving forward, backward and side to side. We will explore the steps of  Continue Reading »

    • 16: Perfect Pastry at Home

      White Violet Center Fresh-baked pastries are one of life’s pure joys. Classic French croissants, pain au raisin (raisin bread), Danish kringles, empanadas, turnovers, éclairs — it seems like every culture on Earth has come up with a way to put as much butter  Continue Reading »

    • 20: Lunch and Lecture Series

      Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Come for one or all five sessions and feast on the words of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. This 5-month series will delve deeply into the Journals and Letters of Mother Theodore, using the lens of Providence spirituality as a guide.  Continue Reading »

    • 24: 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.