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About Mary Riley

Mary Riley is the marketing manager for the Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, Linden Leaf Gifts and Volunteer Services.

Recent Posts by Mary Riley

Visit the Woods

Feature | Posted on January 19, 2018

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.

The Feast of Our Lady of Providence and Día del Descubrimiento

Blog Post | Posted on November 18, 2017

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  Continue Reading »

Slow down before you speed up.

Blog Post | Posted on November 1, 2017

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.

My favorite part: visits to the Woods have an impact

Feature | Posted on September 12, 2017

“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.

Sister Rosemary wants your books

Blog Post | Posted on May 23, 2017

Twice a year Linden Leaf Gifts holds a used book sale and Sister Rosemary has been a key person in the planning and organization.

Fair Trade: products that improve the lives of people on the margins

Feature | Posted on January 11, 2017

Linden Leaf Gifts is a store that worries less about keeping the lights on and more about how to bring light into the lives of marginalized people. As a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, Linden Leaf Gifts measures success a little differently than most retail stores. Success is derived also from the difference it can make in the lives of people that provide the unique products sold there.

Join us in a Novena to Our Lady of Providence, Queen of the Home

Blog Post | Posted on November 9, 2016

Use these prayers in your home during these times, say them to yourself or say them together. By praying the Novena, we believe you will find yourself more at peace with yourself, your work life, your family life, among your friends and most especially, your God life.

Benny brings smiles to residents of Providence Health Care

Blog Post | Posted on July 20, 2016

Benny (aka Benny the dog) with the assistance of his very human companion, Providence Associate Judy Collins, makes regular visits to Providence Health Care. His mission is simple. Make them smile.

The gift that is Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Blog Post | Posted on June 21, 2016

When is the best time to visit? It’s always a good time to journey to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Each season is beautiful in a special way. Even in the dead of winter you will discover things that may be hidden by the lush foliage that surrounds us in summer.

Linden Leaf Gifts: Not just a store!

Blog Post | Posted on April 26, 2016

When you enter Linden Leaf Gifts you will find the religious goods you might expect. There are wonderful items with the image of Saint Mother Theodore and Our Lady of Providence that will inspire you.

Renewing spiritually at the Woods

Feature | Posted on January 13, 2016

Ruth isn’t exactly sure what made her choose Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for her week-long retreat. She only knows “God wanted me there.”

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