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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

Coffee with the Mystics

November 16 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Mystics lived and wrote about encounters between the soul and God. Their writings have universal and permanent value. Their teachings are timeless – always meeting some of the most urgent needs of those seeking God in our present age. Choose either Saturday morning (10 a.m. to noon) or Tuesday morning (9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) (all EDT)…

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Nov
16

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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Nov
19

Coffee with the Mystics

Mystics lived and wrote about encounters between the soul and God. Their writings have universal and permanent value. Their teachings are timeless – always meeting some of the most urgent needs of those seeking God…

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Nov
20

Dementia: Approach is Everything

Join us and learn new and creative approaches, skills and strategies for ensuring the comfort, safety and well-being of persons living with brain changes as well as their caregivers.We will also explore best practices along…

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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 2019 — A matter of hope: the future of religious life

In the fall 2019 issue of HOPE magazine we explore the future of religious life and our hopes for that future.

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

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