Looking to take a “one-tank” trip? Come to 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. Whether you want to be inspired or tour a bit of history, you’ll enjoy visiting the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, inside Providence Spirituality & Conference Center. Tour the European-inspired Church of the Immaculate Conception. Shop for unique gift and food items at Linden Leaf Gifts, and 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.


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

Sat 17

Providence Associates spring retreat 2018

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - March 18 @ 12:30 pm EDT
Tue 20

Spring Equinox Celebration

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Sat 24

Christian Unity: An Honest Dialogue

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Sat 24

Bread Baking: Sourdough

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Sun 25

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Mass

March 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT