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Tony and the NIH: Our newest alpaca becomes a part of history

This past April, the Sisters of Providence were blessed with a bouncing bundle of alpaca joy, Raphael Anthony (aka Tony). It couldn’t have come at a better time. At this point we were several weeks into our “shelter in place” period, so having new life come forth was just the little shot of joy we…

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Sister Ann Casper: holding nothing back in her service

But when people point out she is still doing too much, she often responds with the wise words of her friend, Sister Jeanne Knoerle, “What are we saving ourselves for?”

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Necessity gave birth to online ordering, curbside pickup

“Necessity is the mother of invention” – Plato and “The only constant in life is change”-Heraclitus seems to be the collective mantras of everyone these days. We are all trying to adapt rapidly just to keep up and stay safe. Shortly after the beginning of the pandemic, the Sisters of Providence knew they had to…

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Farmer Tara from White Violet Center reads to the alpacas

Farmer Tara reads Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney to our baby alpacas, or crias as they are known in their first year. People often confuse llamas and alpacas. They are “cousins” and do share some similarities.

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Imogen Anderson: The exceptional exception to the rule

Imogen Anderson is an exceptional volunteer who is actually a real life exception to the rule. Although the 16-year-old junior at Terre Haute North High School doesn’t yet meet the minimum age requirement to volunteer for the Sisters of Providence, she is able to help the Congregation because she has met the “exception to the…

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Today is Monday in case you were wondering.

In normal times there is hardly a day that goes by where most people don’t at least once refer to their calendar. At the very minimum you usually know what day of the week it is. Of course these are not normal times. The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way we view time and…

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Farmer Tara from White Violet Center reads Chicken Big to our little chickens

Farmer Tara reads Chicken Big by Keith Graves to our little chickens. Can you tell when the chicken trips over the microphone cord? 😉

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Sister Mary Montgomery presents: Mary’s Way of the Cross

Follow along with Sister Mary Montgomery, SP, as she commemorates Jesus Christ’s last day on Earth told from his mother Mary’s perspective.

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Do something to care for Earth

Saving our planet. It sounds like a daunting task that only a superhero from a movie would undertake. Where would you even start and what can one person really do to help? The answer is simple. Do something. Do anything. Yes, it may seem overwhelming but the small changes you make really can add up.

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Three quotes from Mother Theodore that should make you think about volunteering in the New Year

Saint Mother Theodore wrote about many things. What did she have to say about volunteering and being of service to others.

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This Christmas, shop small and support the Sisters of Providence

Tis’ the season and soon it will be time to exchange gifts with family, friends and loved ones. But did you know your holiday shopping could make a difference for the Sisters of Providence? Anytime you purchase merchandise from our two stores, Linden Leaf Gifts and the Farm Store at White Violet, you are supporting…

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Discovering the Woods: A visit from a fresh perspective

Each day we get visitors, pilgrims and tour groups who explore the many wonderful things that are here for all to discover.

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Mary Riley is the marketing manager for some ministries of the Sisters of Providence including White Violet Center for Eco-Justice and the Volunteer Services.