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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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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

Racial Wealth and Income Gap Experience

September 26 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Join us to explore the realities of structural racism through an interactive activity and develop the skills of transformative conversation by practicing real conversations across political divides. You are welcome to join us virtually!

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Oct
8

Art & Soul Creation Guild

Become a member of the Art & Soul Creation Guild which is open to all who have a love of art and a desire to charge up their creativity regardless of art expertise. September and October sessions will be held at The Lodge, nice and spacious inside and outside setting.

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Oct
8

Make a seasonal wreath virtual workshop

Dress up your door and join us for this virtual hands-on workshop where you’ll make a seasonal wreath out of flowers and other natural materials from our White Violet Center farm. How will this work,…

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Oct
11

Coffee with the Mystics

Join us as Sister Jan Craven will lead us explore the thoughts and prayers of St. Catherine of Siena in the October session. You are welcome to join us virtually!

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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

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

HOPE Magazine

HOPE fall 2020 — The path of Providence

In this issue we celebrate 100 years of ministry in Asia as well as exploring other areas impacting our world at this moment in history.

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