• October

    • 26: Alpaca 102: Fundamentals of Alpaca Fiber Processing

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

    • 31 - Nov 2: Fall Discernment Weekend

      Vocations The Sisters of Providence Fall Discernment Weekend will be Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014 for single, Catholic women, ages 18-42 who may be considering religious life. Continue reading

  • November

    • 1: Nuno Felted Scarves

      White Violet Farm Alpacas Learn this exciting form of felting that creates beautiful fabrics with lovely drape. Create scarves by felting alpaca and wool fibers onto a thin, gauze fabric backing. This is a great opportunity to create a gift for someone on your  Continue Reading »

    • 8: Small Flock Chicken Care

      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 »

    • 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 2014. The hour-long service includes sung prayers, simple, beautiful  Continue Reading »

  • December

    • 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 2014. The hour-long service includes sung prayers, simple, beautiful  Continue Reading »

    • 13: Christmas Fun at the Woods

      Sisters of Providence Children (and adults!) are invited to enjoy the afternoon with the Sisters of Providence at the Woods. Activities include: cookie-baking with the sisters, sleigh rides, sing-a-long, fun with alpacas, viewing a hand-carved nativity scene and visiting with Santa!

  • January

    • 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 »

    • 23: Vigil with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

      Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Join in an evening of prayer in the candlelit glow of the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Chapel in the shrine. Readings and music will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by quiet reflection; a different set of readings and music at  Continue Reading »

    • 24: Bread Rising, Spirit Raising

      White Violet Center Bread is one of the most universal parts of the human experience. Nearly every culture on Earth has developed some version of bread, from flat breads and crackers eaten as a part of everyday meals, to intricate, rich braids of  Continue Reading »

    • 28: Nuno Felting Fabric Yardage

      White Violet Farm Alpacas Learn this exciting form of felting that creates beautiful fabrics with lovely drape. Create a large piece of fabric by felting alpaca and wool fibers onto a thin, gauze backing. Produce one large piece of fabric that can be used  Continue Reading »

  • February

    • 10: Day of Reflection for Women Ministers

      Providence Center Join with women ministers from the area to refresh your spirit in mid-winter. There will be time for quiet reflection, for prayer and input, also join us for Taizé Prayer at 7 p.m. Women pastors, ministers and chaplains are all  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 »

    • 21: Rooted for Tomorrow: Wine and Design

      Sisters of Providence Explore art at The Woods at the Le Fer Ballroom (on the campus of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College) while enjoying a sampling of wine from some of Indiana’s finest wineries and be prepared to create your own piece of art for  Continue Reading »

    • 28: Beginning Spinning

      White Violet Farm Alpacas Learn how to create your own yarns for crocheting, weaving, knitting or other craft projects. Wool, workshop roving and spinning wheels will be provided, though students are encouraged to bring their own wheels or fiber if they wish. Housing is  Continue Reading »

  • March

    • 7: Lenten Book Study Series

      Providence Center The book study will use Henri Nouwen’s “The Return of the Prodigal Son.” A Roman Catholic priest and professor at Notre Dame, Harvard and Yale universities, Henri Nouwen’s books have been acclaimed world-wide for their clarity, honesty and insight. All  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 »

    • 12: Youth Art Contest Reception

      Providence Center Young artists of the Wabash Valley are invited to flourish their paint brushes, sharpen their colored pencils and pull out their crayons and markers! Youth ages 5-18 may submit artwork he or she has created based upon the theme “Saint  Continue Reading »

    • 14: Lenten Book Study Series

      Providence Center The book study will use Henri Nouwen’s “The Return of the Prodigal Son.” A Roman Catholic priest and professor at Notre Dame, Harvard and Yale universities, Henri Nouwen’s books have been acclaimed world-wide for their clarity, honesty and insight. All  Continue Reading »

    • 21: Beginning Weaving

      White Violet Farm Alpacas Learn how to weave beautiful fabrics for scarves, table runners, napkins and more. You are limited only by your imagination! Learn how to weave on four-shaft floor looms and complete several mug rug coasters to take home. Housing is available,  Continue Reading »

    • 21: Lenten Book Study Series

      Providence Center The book study will use Henri Nouwen’s “The Return of the Prodigal Son.” A Roman Catholic priest and professor at Notre Dame, Harvard and Yale universities, Henri Nouwen’s books have been acclaimed world-wide for their clarity, honesty and insight. All  Continue Reading »

  • April

    • 3: Way of the Cross for Justice

      Peace & Justice 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 »

    • 4: Basics of Vegetable Fermentation

      White Violet Center Like sauerkraut? Sour pickles? Vegetable ferments are a safe and easy way to help preserve the 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 »

    • 5: Easter Brunch

      Sunday Brunch Enjoy a special Sunday Brunch extended menu in the elegant O’Shaughnessy Dining Room. Brunch prices are available on the website and include beverages and desserts.

    • 10 - 12: Spring 2015 Come and See Weekend

      Vocations The Sisters of Providence "Come and See" weekend will be held April 10-12, 2015 and is open to all single, Catholic women ages 18-42 who are interested in learning more about life as a woman religious. Continue reading

    • 12 - 18: Rooted for Tomorrow: Planting New Seeds

      Sisters of Providence Sisters of Providence, Providence Associates, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College students, staff, faculty and alumni, along with all friends of Mother Theodore are invited to participate in a day of service in honor of the 175th anniversary year. All are urged to  Continue Reading »

    • 14: 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 »

    • 18: 17th Annual Earth Day Celebration

      White Violet Center Dozens of educational exhibits on display, food and wares from local vendors, live music, children’s activities and more! This 17th annual event is the largest and longest running Earth Day celebration in the Wabash Valley! Event is held at White  Continue Reading »

  • May

    • 1 - 2: Immersive Weaving Weekend

      White Violet Farm Alpacas Join us for this unique opportunity to delve into the art of weaving. We will begin with the simplest weaving forms (tapestry, peg and rigid heddle) and move into weaving simple patterns on our 4-harness floor looms. Get a thorough  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 2015. This hour-long service includes prayers, simple beautiful music,  Continue Reading »

  • June

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

    • 21 - 22: Providence Associate Annual Meeting

      Providence Associates The Providence Associate Annual Meeting for 2015 is scheduled for June 21-22, 2015 in order to coincide with the Providence Event featuring keynote speaker Ilia Deli, OSF, who will present June 19-20 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. The theme for Ilia’s presentation  Continue Reading »

  • July

    • 9 - 12: Women’s Woodscape Retreat

      Providence Center This retreat experience is designed to provide time and space for prayer and quiet, while also engaging you in a daily optional activity. Optional activities include: bread-baking as a spiritual experience, alpaca fiber experience, art as prayer and walking with  Continue Reading »

    • 14: 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 »

    • 31 - Aug 2: Forgiveness: The Path Inward

      Providence Center Do you struggle to forgive someone in your life? Someone from your past? Present? Do you try to forgive yourself but find that the same troubling thoughts keep returning? Is there some event that continues to haunt you? This retreat  Continue Reading »

  • August

    • 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 »