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

Sun 17

Advent Sunday Mass

December 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Thu 21

Winter Solstice Celebration

December 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Sun 24

Advent Sunday Mass

December 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Sun 24

Christmas Eve Festival of Lessons and Carols

December 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Mon 25

The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) Mass

December 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST