Home » Blog » Celebrate a Majestic River of Reflection and Renewal

Celebrate a Majestic River of Reflection and Renewal

Note: The following information was provided by our Climate Change Task Force.

In today’s proclamation of the gospel, the evangelist Luke details a conversation between Jesus and his disciples. “Someone said to him, ‘I will follow you wherever you go …’ And to another (disciple) Jesus said, ‘Follow me.'”

Pope Francis affirms the synodality of our Chapters’ Annual Meetings, LGU/Circle theological reflections, liturgical celebrations, and communal prayer as he celebrates the reality of “rivers in nature” and as he invites the People of God to “an immersive journey of synodal dialogue and conversion” beginning today in the opening of the Synod on Synodality:

“Another parallel perspective has to do with the Catholic Church’s commitment to synodality. This year, the closing of the Season of Creation on Oct. 4, the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, will coincide with the opening of the Synod on Synodality. Like rivers in nature, fed by myriad tiny brooks and larger streams and rivulets, the synodal process that began in October 2021 invites all those who take part on a personal or community level, to coalesce in a majestic river of reflection and renewal. The entire People of God is being invited to an immersive journey of synodal dialogue and conversion.” (Message of Pope Francis for Creation Day 2023).

Share this:

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.

Plan for your future!

Leave the things you value to the people and purposes you value most.

Updated Estate Planning Info. here

Save the Date!

Come out to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Saturday, Dec. 9, for Christmas Fun at the Woods!

Learn more here


  1. Elsie Dunn on October 5, 2023 at 8:42 pm

    Do you still do Brunch on Sunday from 10 until 100?

    • Amy Miranda on October 6, 2023 at 8:08 am

      Right now our Brunch is temporarily closed. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.