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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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“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

Springtime Scripture

February 27 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Join together to unpack the richness and beauty of the Scripture passages used during Lent. We will meet every Thursday evening from February 27 through April 2. Come for one session or make it a great Lent/Spring and come to all sessions as your Lenten practice. The Scriptures will come alive in new ways!

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Feb
20

Memory Café

A Memory Café is a welcoming place where people living with early to moderate dementia, together with their care partners (and/or family and friends), can gather together to laugh, learn and remain socially connected with…

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Feb
22

Baking Sourdough Breads

This program is currently full. Please fill out the waitlist below and we will contact you if there are any openings or if we open a new class. Thank you for your interest! Sourdough breads…

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Feb
27

Springtime Scripture

Join together to unpack the richness and beauty of the Scripture passages used during Lent. We will meet every Thursday evening from February 27 through April 2. Come for one session or make it a…

Read more...
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 winter 2020 — The needs in our backyards

We each see from where we stand. Sometimes it requires movement to be able to see from someone else’s perspective. In this issue of HOPE magazine, we take a look at some of the issues that surround us. We explore transformations that some of our sisters have experienced in their lives that have led them to looking with fresh eyes at the needs of people around them.

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In need of prayer?

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