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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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Get to know the Sisters of Providence, how we serve, our values and history

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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

Taizé Prayer Service

July 14 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

NOTE: Due to the new restricted guidelines offered from the CDC, Taizé prayer services in the Church of the Immaculate Conception are canceled until further notice. However, you are able to join us virtually. We will share the live stream link once the date is closer. The link from June will be available for 30 days. The Program from June is also available here.

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Jul
16

Memory Café

NOTE: Due to the new restricted guidelines offered from the CDC, Memory Café are canceled until further notice. Please check back here for our next gathering. A Memory Café is a welcoming place where people…

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Jul
16

You Can Pickle That!

Pickling is an easy, fun and healthful way to preserve summer’s garden bounty. And, pickled veggies taste so GOOD! Learn basic brines and methods for preservation from a woman who has successfully picked just about…

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Jul
31

Summer Used Book Sale

If you love to read, please don’t pass this best used book sale in town by the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from July 31 through August 11. The sale will take place in the Foley Room (Providence Spirituality and Conference Center conference room) featuring thousands of gently used books!

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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 summer 2020 — The circle of giving

In this issue of HOPE magazine we focus on some of our “treasures of the Woods,” or elder Sisters of Providence, and the meaningful lives of service they have offered.

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Our enewsletters and publications will keep you up to date with the  best content from the Sisters of Providence.

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In need of prayer?

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