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Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

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A community of vowed Catholic women religious, we joyfully live out the radical Gospel message of love, mercy and justice in today’s world. Inspired by our foundress Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, we are passionate about our lives of prayer, education, service and advocacy. We dedicate ourselves to helping those who might otherwise be forgotten.

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“Everything seems possible when we have each other to lean on and when we remind each other to lean with all our weight on Providence. I believe that is how our foundresses not only survived but ultimately also thrived in the midst of the forest.”

Sister Dawn Tomaszewski

General superior

You can’t know the Sisters of Providence well without knowing our amazing, faithful, strong foundress.

  • Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

  • Her story

  • Quotes of wisdom

    Saint Mother Theodore was a prolific writer with many words of wisdom

  • Shrine

    of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

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Help us bring healing to Earth

Teaching, caring, inspiring for all creation.

  • White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

Upcoming events

Women of the Bible

November 4 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am EDT

In-person or virtual. Women had a significant role in the Judeo-Christian story. Some, like Mary, the Mother of Jesus, were honored as holy, while others, such as Queen Jezebel, were…

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Oct
30

Faith Thinkers Through the Ages

In person or virtual. Engage with great faith thinkers from the 17th to the 20th centuries – Pascal, Kierkegaard, W. James, Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The seminar will focus on applying the ideas discussed to faith here and now, drawing on personal perspectives from the participants.

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Oct
31

Sunday Brunch at the Woods

Farm to fork. Join us for Sunday Brunch in O’Shaughnessy Dining Room at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for a delicious meal prepared by our new catering partner, Bon Appétit. Their philosophy is simple — cook from scratch using fresh, authentic, seasonal ingredients from local farms and artisans.

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Oct
31

Halloween teen volunteer opportunity

Calling all teens! Come share your time and talents with our retired Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Liv Charlton shows off the fruits of her labor with this tub of USDA organic peppers.

“The sisters have broken my expectations I had for them. I was so happy to discover that nuns are, in fact, real people. They are so welcoming and easy to talk to. I’ve loved getting to know a few of them and hearing their amazing stories.”

Liv Charlton

2017-2018 intern at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

Looking for a sister?

Find her here! Photos, articles, obituaries of sisters you have known and loved.

HOPE Magazine

HOPE fall 2021 — Living the legacy of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, lived and led with holiness, honesty, strength and love. She leaves all of us a wonderful example for living God-centered lives of service. In this issue of HOPE, we feature some members of the Providence Community and how they are living out the legacy of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin today. We invite you to join us in living the legacy.

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You are not alone. We would like to pray for you.