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Saint Mary-of-the-Woods: a place of welcome

The Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

The Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

(Reprinted from the Summer 2013 edition of HOPE)

“It’s like experiencing a piece of happiness on Earth because of the beautiful grounds and the peaceful setting in nature. It is a wonderful place for meditation, retreat and relaxation.”
~ Theressa Bynum
Terre Haute

“The beauty, the church, the buildings and most of all the sisters, who always give me a sense of wellbeing: in many ways they have become my sisters of heart.”
~ Jeanne Stanbaugh
Terre Haute

“The beauty, the simplicity and the warmth of the many faces that call the Woods home will bring you back! It’s a special place where I step on the grounds and feel an overall sense of peace and tranquility. There’s a strong connection.”
~ Susan Dinkel
Terre Haute

Saint Ann Shell Chapel at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Saint Ann Shell Chapel at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Saint Mary’s feels welcoming to me because it feels like home. I spent some of my most formative years at the Woods as a student at SMWC. This place and the Sisters of Providence helped shape who I am. When I come ‘home’ to the Woods, I feel like I am tapping back into the root of who I am as a person.”
~ Jennifer Drake, PA
Hamilton, Ohio

“I love to visit the Shell Chapel because many local residents don’t know it exists and it is a quiet place to pray and a treasury of history from the first pioneer women who braved so much.”
~ Friar John Bamman
Terre Haute

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Dave Cox

Dave Cox was media relations manager for the Sisters of Providence for many years. Prior to his work with the sisters, he spent over 30 years in newspaper newsrooms.

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