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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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“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

Is God calling you?

Come and See life as a Sister of Providence April 3-5 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

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

Springtime Scripture

February 27 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Are you looking for a Lenten practice? Well, maybe not eagerly looking but this practice might help make Lent more meaningful this year! Join together to unpack the richness and beauty of the Scripture passages used during Lent. We will meet every Thursday evening from February 27 through April 2. Every Thursday evening during Lent…

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Feb
27

Springtime Scripture

Are you looking for a Lenten practice? Well, maybe not eagerly looking but this practice might help make Lent more meaningful this year! Join together to unpack the richness and beauty of the Scripture passages…

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Feb
28

The Weaver’s Helper: Rigid Heddle and Floor Loom Workshop

Friday, Feb. 28; 6-8 p.m. & Saturday, Feb 29; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This workshop will help you get your weaving skills back in shape! If you’ve done a bit of weaving in the…

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Mar
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Sundays at the Woods: Feasting on Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a gift from God to us, for us, and through us to share with others. This afternoon experience will give you the sacred space and time to reflect upon this special gift.

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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.