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Sisters of Providence invite women to explore religious life

Catholic women ages 18-42 who are seeking to deepen their faith and explore religious life are invited to participate in a Discernment Weekend hosted by the Sisters of Providence Nov. 16-18 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

The theme for the weekend is “Bonded Together in Christ.”

Registration and welcome is planned for 7:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in Owens Hall. Saturday’s schedule begins with breakfast, morning prayer and presentation on Common Bonds: Vows, Prayer, Community and Mission, followed by quiet time and small-group sharing. The day continues with Eucharistic Liturgy at 11:30 a.m., followed by dinner, sharing of discernment stories and an opportunity for one-on-one conversation, Eucharistic Liturgy, a tour of the grounds or walking and praying the labyrinth. At 4:30 p.m., there will be reflection on Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, foundress of the Sisters of Providence, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Sunday’s program features breakfast, small-group sharing with time for questions and answers, prayer in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Eucharistic Liturgy, dinner and wrap-up and evaluation

For more information, contact Sister Nancy Nolan at nnolan@spsmw.org or at 812-535-2895; or Sister Editha Ben, at eben@spsmw.org or at 1-800-860-1840, ext. 2895. All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.

About the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence, a congregation of 214 women religious, with 300 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind., which is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 13 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries can be found at SistersofProvidence.org.

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Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are a congregation of Roman Catholic women religious (sisters) who minister throughout the United States and Taiwan. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence in 1840. The congregation has a mission of being God's Providence in the world by committing to performing works of love, mercy and justice in service among God's people.

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For inquiries or information, contact Jason Moon at jmoon@spsmw.org or 812-535-2810.

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