Content written by Cheryl
What is White Violet Center all about?
“We understand Providence as God’s care for all of creation. And, so, this loving, Provident God set forth into motion this web of life. And we’re called to be co-creators with that God to sustain and nourish that life.”
Sisters and interns: becoming a little bit of each other
“There’s no way either one of us could go without being touched by the other after we’ve come in contact,” Sister Ruth explained. “We become a little bit them and they become a little bit us.”
Earth Day Festival & Craft Fair April 28 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
If you haven’t experienced the Earth Day festival at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods you should really do all you can to make it this year — you will not be disappointed!
Alpacas at the library, food justice and bread
Here are some ways White Violet Center for Eco-Justice staff members and Sisters of Providence are teaching, caring and inspiring for all creation in the upcoming weeks: NAACP Food Justice panel discussion, Vigo County Food Summit, alpacas visiting the library and Providence Health Care, and March for Science.
7 Experiences White Violet Center interns will likely corner
The list of ways interns at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice can transform themselves and transform the world is long and it includes getting dirty. Check out this short list to see if you can relate.
Breathing time on this organic farm
The small organic farm at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods packs a big punch in the way of educational and service opportunities. In fact, that’s how Ann Testa came to White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. She was an intern and AmeriCorps volunteer before becoming a full-time staff member.
Now she’s training and working alongside interns and volunteers in the USDA certified organic gardens, alpaca pastures, fiber rooms, and kitchen.
Thank you for making amazing experiences possible
Thank you to all who support the Sisters of Providence so people from all over the world can have meaningful experiences at a USDA certified organic farm in Indiana. I stopped by the orchard and the garden yesterday to get a few pictures that might give you a glimpse of the day-to-day on the farm.
Sustainable living: beyond the basics
“Shop locally. Consider environment as a whole.” White Violet Center for Eco-Justice interns offer some practical tips.
A little bit of Texas at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
Even though there aren’t as many Sisters of Providence educating in the classroom as previous decades, the sisters provide an exceptional outdoor classroom where interns are immersed in learning about sustainable agriculture at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.
Today, Elaine Haby, of Hondo, Texas, completes her three-month internship at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence.
Final intern projects are from the heart
Two interns at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice presented their final projects yesterday. Both projects came from the heart.
Internship opportunities can be anywhere from three months to 12 months and each intern completes a project of their choosing before they leave. Each project is as individual as each intern. They are always amazing and come with great stories of lessons learned.
New White Violet Center internship program coordinator
The new internship program coordinator at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, knows the ministry well.
Rainy day on and off the farm
Tuesday was a rainy day in Vigo County, Indiana, but it didn’t mean everyone at the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice organic farm was sitting around twiddling their thumbs.
Cheryl Casselman worked as a marketing manager for the Sisters of Providence for twenty years. She grew up in Camby, Indiana and now lives in Sullivan County, Indiana. She has a bachelor's degree in communications from Indiana State University and master's degree in Leadership Development from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.