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Visit the Woods

We have a natural desire to share things that move and delight us. In this age of technology we see it all the time. An inspirational video goes viral. A funny email is forwarded. A touching photo is downloaded.

It’s this same desire that drives the Sisters of Providence to invite you to visit their home at Saint Mary-of-the Woods.

This place, which is literally the home of the sisters, is too wonderful to keep to ourselves. It is so remarkable that Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. If you have never had the opportunity to enter the gates and drive down the avenue to see this amazing place, add it to your bucket list. We promise you will not be disappointed.

For those who have been here before, we encourage you to return and discover some of the areas you may have overlooked. There is incredible architecture, breathtaking chapels, and abundant nature that will surely inspire and refresh your soul. Schedule a guided tour for your group. Let one of our passionate tour guides share the story of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and show you many of these beautiful and inspiring spaces. Come out on a whim and explore on your own with a self-guided tour. Plan to attend a retreat, program, workshop or event to reconnect with your spirit or just to have fun.

Whatever it is that draws you here, plan to spend time at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. We welcome you with open arms and hearts full of love.

Visitor Information: Visit.SistersofProvidence.org

Guided Tours: Contact Rita O’Donohue at 812-535-2945 or rodonohue@spsmw.org

Calendar of Events: Events.SistersofProvidence.org

(Originally published in the Winter 2018 issue of HOPE magazine.)

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Mary Riley

Mary Riley

Mary Riley is director of operations for White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Prior to her current role, she served as the marketing manager for some ministries of the Sisters of Providence including White Violet Center for Eco-Justice and the Volunteer Services.

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