• October

    • 3: Feast Day of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

      Feast Days & Special Masses October 3 is the Feast of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, foundress of the Sisters of Providence. Stay tuned for more information on liturgy times. Related content Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Feast Day Feast Day 2010 How to become a saint  Continue Reading »

    • 4: Marywood (Evanston, Ill.) Alumnae Reunion

      Alumnae/i Marywood High School, Evanston, celebrated their Annual Reunion Luncheon at Westmoreland Country Club in October.  It was a great success with Sisters Denise Wilkinson, Ann Casper, Agnes Maureen Badura and Jeremy Gallet in attendance.  Please spread the word for next  Continue Reading »

    • 4: Roethele Art Studio/Gallery Open House

      Creation Sights Open Studio, Homecoming 2014, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Equestrian Complex, 1-3 PM, free and open to the public. Learn more at www.smwc.edu/alumnae/events/homecoming.

    • 4: 4th Annual Harvest Dinner

      White Violet Center A lovely and delectable farm-to-table meal prepared by local chefs, Kris Kraut of Baesler’s Market, Shelby Shober, of Country Club of Terre Haute, and Jeff Ford of J. Ford Black Angus, served in a setting surrounded by gardens, alpacas and like-minded local  Continue Reading »

    • 7: The Living Rosary

      Providence Center This day the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary. Join the Sisters of Providence to pray a Living Rosary together. Using music, Scripture and prayer, the rosary will be a contemplative prayer experience. Come to be  Continue Reading »

    • 9: Worm Composting

      White Violet Center Composting with worms is a fun, space-saving way to reduce the impact of your biodegradable food waste. White Violet Center staff will teach you how to set up and maintain a worm bin and get answers to some frequently-asked questions.  Continue Reading »

    • 11: Providence Candidate-Associates Orientation

      Providence Associates The Providence Candidate-Associate Orientation for 2014 will be Oct. 11, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Reilly Auditorium, Owens Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. Related content Candidate-associates gather for first orientation Providence Candidate-Associates attend second orientation 2007 Orientation  Continue Reading »

    • 12: 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 at Kenwood Country Club on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Download, print and mail a PDF invitation here. Or register online now  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 2014. The hour-long service includes sung prayers, simple, beautiful  Continue Reading »

    • 15: Wabash Valley Alpaca Farmer Potluck Dinner

      White Violet Farm Alpacas Let’s talk! It’s essential to the industry to stay in touch with your local alpaca farmer neighbors. Bring a friend and some food. This year the discussion will be centered on fiber and what the future looks like for us,  Continue Reading »

    • 22: Foundation Day

      Feast Days & Special Masses Oct. 22 is the anniversary of the foundation of the Sisters of Providence in 1840 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. In 2014, it opens the 175th year of the Sisters of Providence and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. The anniversary year begins with  Continue Reading »

    • 25: Alpaca 101: Fundamentals of Alpaca Husbandry

      White Violet Farm Alpacas A one-day workshop on the fundamentals of alpaca husbandry geared toward those who are considering owning alpacas or those very new in the business. Topics include: herd health issues, injections, feeds, barns and sheds, pasture care, toenails, developing goals, fiber,  Continue Reading »

    • 25: Providence High School Reunion

      Alumnae/i The Providence High School Reunion will be Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at the Diplomat West Banquets, 681 West North Avenue (corner of North Avenue & Route 83) in Elmhurst, Ill. Schedule to celebrate are the class years ending in ‘4  Continue Reading »

    • 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 »