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Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

A community of vowed Catholic women religious, we joyfully live out the radical Gospel message of love, mercy and justice in today’s world. Inspired by our foundress Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, we are passionate about our lives of prayer, education, service and advocacy. We dedicate ourselves to helping those who might otherwise be forgotten.

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“Everything seems possible when we have each other to lean on and when we remind each other to lean with all our weight on Providence. I believe that is how our foundresses not only survived but ultimately also thrived in the midst of the forest.”

Sister Dawn Tomaszewski

General superior
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Love, mercy, justice

The Sisters of Providence have a long history of commitment to social and environmental justice.

You can’t know the Sisters of Providence well without knowing our amazing, faithful, strong foundress.

  • Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

  • Her story

  • Quotes of wisdom

    Saint Mother Theodore was a prolific writer with many words of wisdom

  • Shrine

    of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

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Upcoming events

Come and See Retreat – Spring 2024

March 22 at 4:00 pm - March 24 at 2:00 pm EDT

What is it like to be a Catholic Sister today? Come and See! Explore if you might be called to life as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Free weekend retreat March 22-24, 2024

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Feb
22

Baking Sourdough Bread

Learn ideas for how to incorporate sourdough into a variety of other baked goods

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Mar
3

Mystics: a journey of discovery

Deepen your connection with the Divine as you discover mystics from different centuries and the stories of their journeys to God.

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Mar
7

Monthly prayer with the Sisters of Providence

Pray each month by Zoom with the Sisters of Providence!

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Liv Charlton shows off the fruits of her labor with this tub of USDA organic peppers.

“The sisters have broken my expectations I had for them. I was so happy to discover that nuns are, in fact, real people. They are so welcoming and easy to talk to. I’ve loved getting to know a few of them and hearing their amazing stories.”

Liv Charlton

2017-2018 intern at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

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Find her here! Photos, articles, obituaries of sisters you have known and loved.

HOPE Magazine

HOPE Winter 2024: Breaking Boundaries

In this issue of HOPE magazine, we explore how the Providence Community is breaking boundaries in our world. We explore how we can break through and break down the
boundaries that separate and harm us.

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