Are you in need of prayer?

Did you know that you can find prayers for many of life’s situations here? A Daily Prayer by Sister Rosemary Nudd is an encouraging favorite. You can light a candle for a prayer intention and a sister will pray for you and light a physical candle at either the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin or the National Shrine of Our Lady of Providence. The Litany of Nonviolence is also a meaningful daily prayer for our families, our communities and our world. Prayer is foundational for the SPs. Won’t you join us in prayer?

Planning a visit?

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

Wed 25

Christ, Storytelling, and You

April 25 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Sat 28

Earth Day Festival & Craft Fair

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT
May 02
May 08

Taizé Prayer

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT