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Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

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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“Everything seems possible when we have each other to lean on and when we remind each other to lean with all our weight on Providence. I believe that is how our foundresses not only survived but ultimately also thrived in the midst of the forest.”

Sister Dawn Tomaszewski

General superior
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Love, mercy, justice

The Sisters of Providence have a long history of commitment to social and environmental justice.

You can’t know the Sisters of Providence well without knowing our amazing, faithful, strong foundress.

  • Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

  • Her story

  • Quotes of wisdom

    Saint Mother Theodore was a prolific writer with many words of wisdom

  • Shrine

    of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

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Upcoming events

Fall 2022 Come and See Retreat

October 14 at 7:00 pm - October 16 at 2:00 pm EDT

What is religious life like today? Come and See! Explore if you might be called to life as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Free weekend retreat Oct. 14-16, 2022.

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Sep
24

Teen Volunteer Opportunity

Are you 12-to-18 year olds? Come share your time and talents with our retired Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and health care residents.

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Sep
30

Art Journaling

Let your inner creativity and inner wisdom emerge

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Oct
2

Fall Farm Day at the Woods

Join us for the day at the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice Farm!

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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

2017-2018 intern at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

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HOPE Magazine

HOPE fall 2022 — Living the Gospel today

How is the Providence Community living the Gospel today?

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