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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

November 13 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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November 17 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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Feast of Our Lady of Providence

Join us in celebrating Mary, the mother of Jesus, at this special mass which includes a blessing for families. Our Lady of Providence is one of many titles for Mary, mother of Jesus. In May...

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November 18 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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Sundays at the Woods: Mindfulness & Meditation

Spend time practicing mindfulness – which is paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally. You’ll have the opportunity to learn a variety of ways to enter into mindfulness...

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December 1 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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Providence teen volunteer ministry winter/spring

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

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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 fall 2018 — Growing into our future where I am

In this issue of the Sisters of Providence HOPE magazine read about Sister Tracey Horan and her ministry for justice, activities for our elder sisters, Providence Associates joining the sisters in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and more!

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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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