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Volunteer opportunity spotlight: The great outdoors

By Mary Riley | April 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

April is National Volunteer Month. Follow along each week as we highlight some of the opportunities the Sisters of Providence have available. If you’ve thought about volunteering but being stuck inside is not your thing, then you‘ll be happy to learn that the Sisters of Providence have many volunteer opportunities in the great outdoors. If…

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Volunteer opportunity spotlight: Docent this sound amazing?

By Mary Riley | April 16, 2019 | 1 Comment

April is National Volunteer Month. Follow along each week as we highlight some of the opportunities the Sisters of Providence have available. Are you a person who loves details? Do you like to tell stories? Can you walk backwards and talk at the same time? If so perhaps being a docent is the right volunteer…

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Volunteer opportunity spotlight: The many virtues of skirting

By Mary Riley | April 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

What is skirting and why would you possibly want to volunteer to do it? Find out what it is and how this could be the perfect fit for you.

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April is National Volunteer Month

By Mary Riley | April 2, 2019 | 1 Comment

April is National Volunteer Month. It’s a time to celebrate all who volunteer as well as to encourage more people to take part. The Sisters of Providence really rely on our volunteers and all that they contribute. Sister Rebecca Keller, SP, who serves as coordinator of Volunteer Services for the Sisters of Providence says, “We…

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Everything you need to know about the 2019 Farm Share program

By Mary Riley | February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our Farm Share program is a way for people to get certified organic produce and that is fresh and grown locally here at White Violet Center. But you’re not really buying the produce; you’re buying a share of the harvest. Just like farmers and gardeners everywhere, Farm Share members take on the risks and the rewards of growing but without having to do any of the hard work.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Penny’s from heaven

By Mary Riley | January 22, 2019 | 5 Comments

The best part of volunteering is knowing (that) I have made an effort to assist in fulfilling the needs of people who have limited resources.

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Fall in love with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

By Mary Riley | September 18, 2018 | 1 Comment

It’s hard to pick a favorite season to visit Saint Mary-of-the-Woods – but fall is really spectacular. The foliage is changing from its’ summer greens to an array of brilliant autumnal hues of yellow, orange and red.  There are still plenty of warm days where you can wander outside and visit the many beautiful and…

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Saint Mother Theodore: Truly a Woman for All Time

By Mary Riley | August 26, 2018 | 1 Comment

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin died May 14, 1856. Today is Women’s Equality Day – a day in which we remember the passage of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote in 1920. The amendment was first introduced in 1878 but did not pass until 1920. In 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August…

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Visit the Woods

By Mary Riley | January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Whatever it is that draws you here, plan to spend time at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. We welcome you with open arms and hearts full of love.

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The Feast of Our Lady of Providence and Día del Descubrimiento

By Mary Riley | November 18, 2017 | 1 Comment

Tucked away in the rear of the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary of-the Woods, Indiana, is the National Shrine of Our Lady of Providence. The shrine, established on May 1, 1925, is dedicated to the needs of all families. Over the years the sisters have received countless requests asking for Mary’s intercession…

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Slow down before you speed up.

By Mary Riley | November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The inevitable rush of the holidays is once again upon us. Before you get swept away, take time to pause and remember your departed loved ones.

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My favorite part: visits to the Woods have an impact

By Mary Riley | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

“My favorite part was praying with Mother Theodore Guerin because I felt her with me.” Children share letters after visiting Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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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.