Visit us at the Woods!

Visitors tell us they feel at peace when they enter the gates at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, home to the Sisters of Providence. Start your visit at the European-inspired Church of the Immaculate Conception, the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and Linden Leaf Gifts, or stop by the Farm Store at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. You are also welcome to attend Mass and Sunday Brunch.

Note: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods District is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places!

Can’t visit in person? Submit a prayer request or visit the Spirituality & Prayer section for encouragement. Learn more about Saint Mother Theodore Guerin or take action on one of the Peace and Justice issues by visiting those areas of the site. There are many ways to share in the charism of Providence!

Breaking boundaries, creating hope

The Sisters of Providence are a community of Catholic women religious who collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy.


Click here to see the LCWR Statement regarding the recent DACA decision.


The purpose of the Congregation is to honor Divine Providence and to further God’s loving plans by devoting itself to works of love, mercy, and justice in service among God’s people. (Constitutions, Article 3). The Sisters of Providence were founded by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin in 1840. As a Congregation of Roman Catholic women religious, the sisters are called by God to be witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus and serve in ministries throughout the United States and in Asia.

Upcoming Events

Dec 02

When Psalms Meet Mandala

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Dec 09

Sisters of Providence Holiday Bake Sale

December 9 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Dec 09

Christmas Fun at the Woods

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Dec 12

Taizé Prayer

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Dec 21

Winter Solstice Celebration

December 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST