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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.

About

Get to know the Sisters of Providence, how we serve, our values and history

Be inspired

Prayers, quotes, reflections, prayer requests

Visit

Find peace and beauty on a visit to our Woods

Get involved

Volunteer, find a job, become an intern

Join us

Become a Sister of Providence or walk with us as a Providence Associate

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“We do this together. Together, we are Providence. Not ‘I,’ ‘we.’ Together we can have one impact, one voice, one heart.”

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

  • Wisdom quotes

  • 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

Summer Used Book Sale

July 26 at 10:00 am - August 5 at 4:00 pm EDT

If you love to read, take time to visit our bi-annual used book sale.  We have a large selection of gently used books in many different categories.  You have to see it to believe it.

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Aug
8

Dementia: Learning, Living, Caring

Dementia is a syndrome usually of a chronic or progressive nature caused by a variety of brain illnesses that affect memory, thinking, behavior and the ability to perform everyday activities.  Although dementia mainly affects older...

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Aug
13

Taizé Prayer Service

Slow down and unplug at this hour-long service that began in Taizé, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France.  Each service includes prayer, simple beautiful music, a time for silence and inspirational readings.  Songs are sung many times over...

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Aug
15

Dementia: Learning, Living, Caring

Dementia is a syndrome usually of a chronic or progressive nature caused by a variety of brain illnesses that affect memory, thinking, behavior and the ability to perform everyday activities.  Although dementia mainly affects older...

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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

DeMoines, Iowa, 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 summer 2019 — A community of hope

In the summer 2019 issue of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods HOPE magazine, you will find stories about the ever-expanding community of Providence, Sister Corbin Hannah’s ministry with homeless youth, new burial options at the Woods, our Annual Report and more!

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Stay connected

Our enewsletters and publications will keep you up to date with the  best content from the Sisters of Providence.

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In need of prayer?

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