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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

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Find peace and beauty on a visit to our Woods

Get involved

Volunteer, find a job, become an intern

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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

Providence teen volunteer ministry

June 11 - June 21

Are you a 12 to 18 years old?
Share your time with the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods this summer!
Visit with elder sisters and help them with activities such as Bingo, exercise, baking, going to Mass and more.

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Jun
21

Summer Solstice Celebration – Canceled

This event has been canceled.

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Jun
29

Providence Associate annual meeting 2018

Providence Associates, candidate-associates and Sisters of Providence are invited to register below for the Providence Associate annual meeting June 29-July 2, 2018 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Learn, grow, pray, have fun and be community. We hope to see you there!

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Jul
10

Taizé Prayer

That all may be one 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….

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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 2018 — Growing into our future

In this issue of the Sisters of Providence HOPE magazine, we explore how we are growing into our future together. Through service and ministry, support from donors like you, new developments and old relationships, together we are making a difference. Find our latest annual report as well!

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

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

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