One could easily spend the entire day enjoying Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Sunday, Sept. 24! Let us count the ways.

First of all, everyone is welcome to join the Sisters of Providence for Mass at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. All faiths are welcome. After Mass, plan to slip into Linden Leaf Gifts to for a little shopping. Follow the wonderful smells a few steps from the gift shop to enjoy an unforgettable meal.

Alpaca Farm Open House is only one reason to visit Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN, on Sept. 24!

Yes, Sunday Brunch still happens every Sunday in elegant and historic O’Shaughnessy Dining Room. I get asked “Do they still have Sunday Brunch out there?” quite often. I tell everyone it’s as amazing as ever. Hours are 10:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Then, White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, will host an Alpaca Farm Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. outdoors between Owens Hall and the alpaca pasture.  It’s the perfect opportunity to get close to the alpacas and maybe even feed them a snack. There will be face painting and a few children’s activities. The Vigo County Alpaca Handlers 4-H Club members will provide an obstacle course show with the alpacas throughout the afternoon. Linden Leaf Gifts will have alpaca yarn and alpaca garments for sale at the event. There are countless photo opportunities, so make sure your phone has space to take some photos. 🙂

The new Farm Store at White Violet Center is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays, so hopefully you’ll be able to stop in there to shop for organic vegetables grown at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and locally produced products, such as soap, chocolate, honey, maple syrup, frozen meat, lotion, and dog treats, to name a few.

The ONLY downfall to all of this is that we have to wait another two weeks to experience everything that Sept. 24 has to offer at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods!