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

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Find peace and beauty on a visit to our Woods

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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

Taizé Prayer

September 11 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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. This hour-long service includes prayers, beautiful music, a time for silence, spoken and silent prayers. Songs are sung many times…

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Sep
16

Sundays at the Woods: Photography as a Form of Prayer

Do you enjoy taking photos on your phone or camera? Spend the afternoon immersed in the beauty of the Woods and discover how you can use photography as a form of prayer and meditation. We…

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Sep
30

Fall Farm Day at the Woods

Join us for a fun family day filled with alpacas, hayrides, children’s activities, fiber demos (felting, spinning, weaving and knitting), farm and 4H demonstrations, videos and more. Learn about the history of farming at the…

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Oct
3

The Feast of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Celebrate the feast day of the Eighth American Saint by joining the Sisters of Providence and Providence Associates at the Eucharistic Liturgy on this special day.

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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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