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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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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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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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Volunteer opportunity spotlight: The great outdoors

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?

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

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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Here’s eight things you can do when you visit the Woods

What can you do when you visit the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods? You might be surprised. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Woods has something for everyone. Come and learn the amazing story of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, see the alpacas, enjoy Sunday Brunch, shop at Linden Leaf Gifts &…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Penny’s from heaven

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

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

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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Learn more about White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

Teaching, caring, inspiring for all creation. At White Violet Center for Eco-Justice at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, you’ll find a USDA certified organic garden, orchards, berries, alpacas and fiber program, chickens, farm store, nature trail and more.

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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.