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…p.m. to 4 p.m. Your Afternoon Tour will include everything on the Morning Tour and more outdoor spaces such as the Log Cabin Chapel, alpacas, and organic gardens. All Day Tour 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The All Day Tour is the best way to get the most from your tour. It includes everything from the shorter tours and more. Lunch can be arranged. On-site transportation is available. School Tour 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Your school will receive the video introd…

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Saint Anne Shell Chapel

…e chapel in honor of Saint Anne. Below you will be able to watch a virtual tour of the chapel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bvQD86wMLE Shell Chapel Restoration Project Recently, the Sisters of Providence applied for a federal grant to have the shell chapel restored and received monies to do so. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology (DHPA) recently visited Saint Mary-of-the-Woods fo…

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Convent Cemetery

…ce Spirituality & Conference Center. Tours of the cemetery are part of the outdoor tour of the campus at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. For more information, call 812-535-4531. Cemetery history Originally, the cemetery was located on a small hill near the original Saint Anne Shell Chapel. Saint Mother Theodore and other early sisters were buried here. However, as the congregation grew, the need for more land became evident. Mother Mary Cecilia Bailly, s…

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COVID-19 Information

…ease contact us here or call 812-535-2925. White Violet Center is offering outdoor farm tours. Contact WVC at 812-535-2933 or wvctours@spsmw.org for cost and schedule. Or submit your inquiry here. Self-guided tours are also available. Stop by Providence Spirituality & Conference Center to pick up a brochure. Visits Sisters can now receive guests in their private residences. Please check with the individual sister to arrange a visit. Providence Hea…

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Seeking our Saint!

…n Sister. Her parents, Louis and Zelie Martin, were canonized in 2018. Our tour of the Carmelite monastery where Therese lived until her early death at 24 will give us a sense of what her life was like in the silence of the cloister. The basilica of Sainte Therese, built soon after her canonization, is remarkable for its artwork, crypt and adoration chapel. Other Sites to Visit Our pilgrimage continues with tours of sacred places of breath-taking…

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Winter blues? Farmer Tara recommends a little friluftsliv!

…ith WVC for a few years now, this winter it is offering something new — an outdoor tour!  It’s an amazing opportunity to share the friluftsliv experience with families.  A tour at WVC feels especially important during the global pandemic, which can be so isolating at times. The tour has brought me more peace and comfort then I would have imagined. Knowing that I am giving families opportunities to be together creating memories outside on the farm,…

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Event spaces

…l find an indoor fireplace, electricity and ceiling fans. There is also an outdoor water spigot. In addition to the wooded area, you can use the adjacent 2-acre grassy area. For additional covered space you can set up a tent. Lourdes Grotto at the Lodge The Lourdes Grotto is an excellent space for a beautiful outdoor wedding or vow renewal. Adjacent to The Lodge and just steps away from Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, this area offers…

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Spiritual ministries

…eption and the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. You may visit and pray at several outdoor shrines, an outdoor Stations of the Cross and a labyrinth. You are welcome to join us for Sunday Mass at 11 a.m. and for Taizé prayer at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Other spiritual options Spiritual programming (retreats, workshops, presentations, book studies) and spiritual direction are offered through Providence Spirituality & Conference Center at…

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Newsnotes: Sisters of Providence news update winter 2021

…inting on Oct. 10, 2020. Plan an outdoor visit to the Woods Tours Private, outdoor tours of the White Violet Center farm are now available. Get up close with the alpacas on this 45-minute tour where you’ll learn all about our sustainable farm. Cost is $10 per person. Children three and under are free. Groups should be no more than ten people. Masks are required. For details or to schedule a time and date call 812-535-2933 or email wvctours@spsmw.o…

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Adopt an Alpaca

…osing, sweet gentleman Adopt an Alpaca Fill out my online form. Your support of the Adopt an Alpaca program is truly a blessing to the Sisters of Providence. Every adoption helps to sustain and grow our ministries. Would you like a tour of our farm? Book your private tour of our farm and meet our friendly, fuzzy alpacas! Questions? Don’t see your favorite alpaca? Ask us and we will see what we can do! Call Advancement Services at 812-535-2800 or e…

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A long history of mission in Asia

…d spouses visited Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in May 2016 and enjoyed a guided tour of the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin shrine as well as many other activities. Most of the group was from the Chicago area or Taiwan. Mary Schafer coordinated the event. Those who took part in the tour included Mary Schafer, Jim Schafer, Dorina Cheng, Emma Yeh, Juliana Tseng, Justina Lin, Grace Kung, Rita Wu, Ann Wu, Joe Kung, Terry King, Joanne Kuan, Richard Kuan and He…

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