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

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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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Find peace and beauty on a visit to our Woods

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Become a Sister of Providence or walk with us as a Providence Associate

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“We do this together. Together, we are Providence. Not ‘I,’ ‘we.’ Together we can have one impact, one voice, one heart.”

Sister Dawn Tomaszewski

General superior

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

  • Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

  • Her story

  • Wisdom quotes

  • Shrine

    of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

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Help us bring healing to Earth

Teaching, caring, inspiring for all creation.

  • White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

Upcoming events

Sundays at the Woods: Walk in the Woods

June 14 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Put on your hiking shoes or boots and bring the whole family on this 1.5 mile, guided tour of the nature trail and cosmic walk at the Woods. Learn from Stu Haney who helps manage the magnificent woods of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods about the unique features of these woods and its species and how we help…

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Memory Café

NOTE: Due to the new restricted guidelines offered from the CDC, Memory Café scheduled on March 19 and April 16 are cancelled. Please check back here for May gathering. A Memory Café is a welcoming…

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Teen volunteer days summer 2020

Calling all teens! Come share your time and talents with our retired Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Art for the Soul Retreat

Open yourself to the Spirit through playful art. There will be guided art exercises integrated with prayer. You will explore, as if on a journey, how you see your world, yourself and those you love. …

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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

DeMoines, Iowa, 2017-2018 intern at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

Looking for a sister?

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

HOPE Magazine

HOPE winter 2020 — The needs in our backyards

We each see from where we stand. Sometimes it requires movement to be able to see from someone else’s perspective. In this issue of HOPE magazine, we take a look at some of the issues that surround us. We explore transformations that some of our sisters have experienced in their lives that have led them to looking with fresh eyes at the needs of people around them.

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In need of prayer?

You are not alone. We would like to pray for you.