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Bikers Blessing set for May 2

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are inviting all motorcycle riders to the upcoming “Bikers Blessing,” scheduled for 10:15 a.m., on Sunday, May 2, at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, kicking off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in the Wabash Valley.

Sisters Jan Craven and Paula Damiano, co-directors of Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, along with Father Daniel Hopcus, will facilitate the blessing and will pray for safety on the roads for all attending.

This is the third year the Congregation has conducted the blessing of the bikers and their motorcycles.

“There are so many motorcyclists out there,” Sister Paula said. “Blessings for motorcyclists happen in many places around the country and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods seemed like the perfect place to have a blessing.

“We’ve always considered our grounds ‘holy.’ Many persons come here to pray and ask for blessings, and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is a beautiful destination for riders.”

In addition, each rider and passenger will receive a special memento to carry on their travels.

While the blessing will take place, the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Blessed Sacrament Chapel and Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin are still not open to the public. Other buildings on campus also remain closed to the public as well.

There is no cost to attend the blessing, but registration would be appreciated. Online registration is available at here.

For more information, click here, call 812-535-2952 or email jfrost@spsmw.org.

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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Jason Moon

Jason Moon serves as media relations manager for the Sisters of Providence. Previously, he spent more than 16 years in the newspaper industry.

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

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