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Spring is here!

By Paul Beel | April 16, 2016 |

Can’t make the trip to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods right now? Enjoy spring at the Woods in these pictures.

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By Paul Beel | January 13, 2016 |

Fun at the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin FEST Approximately 200 people attended the 2015 Saint Mother Theodore Guerin FEST, which also coincided with the Sisters of Providence 175-year anniversary last October. Several activities took place during the two-day festival, including guided meditation, The Living Rosary, “To God Through Music,” and more. Several sisters and others…

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9 things you may not know about Saint Mother Theodore

By Paul Beel | October 16, 2014 |

She owned a pocket knife. She loved all creatures except snakes and mosquitoes. She had a special fondness for birds. On her voyage to America, via the ship, the Cincinnati, she counted the teeth of a porpoise caught with a harpoon. She was locked in a closet by a bishop. Because of sickness, after becoming…

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Anniversary of our first mission

By Paul Beel | March 21, 2014 |

The Sisters of Providence have a long history of mission work in Jasper, Ind. This week marked the 172nd year the school has been in operation. St. Joseph school located in Jasper, Ind., was the first establishment of the Sisters of Providence outside of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Coal tipple demolished

By Paul Beel | June 22, 2013 |

The coal tipple at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. was recently demolished. Read more about it on our blog.

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The Epiphany of the Lord

By Paul Beel | January 6, 2013 |

When Jesus therefore was born in Bethlehem of Juda, in the days of king Herod, behold, there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem, Saying: Where is he that is born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and are come to adore him. Who having heard the…

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Sister Maureen Clare Lehmann

By Paul Beel | August 11, 2012 |

“ … [T]he wise shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament, and those who lead others to justice shall be like the stars forever.” (Daniel 12:3) “This short Biblical passage is an apt one to characterize the nearly 47 years that Sister Maureen Clare Lehmann spent in the ministry of education, six in…

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Celebrating women deacons of the early Church

By Paul Beel | August 6, 2012 |

Sisters Concetta Bañez, Carol Nolan and Loretta Picucci of Coachella, Calif., once again opened their home and hosted a special prayer service and meal for Providence Associates, Candidate-Associates, sisters and friends on Friday, July 20, 2012, in their Providence in the Desert residence. The group met to celebrate the women deacons of the early Church.…

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The pipe organ

By Paul Beel | July 7, 2009 |

Did you ever wonder what the largest instrument in the world is? You might be thinking a tuba or a grand piano? No, the largest instrument in the world is a pipe organ! The pipe organ is a musical instrument that produces sound when pressurized air or wind is driven through a series of pipes.…

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Historical marker honors Saint Mother Theodore

By Paul Beel | May 6, 2009 |

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin was honored during a public dedication ceremony of an Indiana historical marker April 29, 2009, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. The marker is located near the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes on Grotto Lane. The bronze plaque commemorates the life of Saint Mother Theodore, also known as Saint Theodora, and her contributions…

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Paul worked for the Sisters of Providence for 10 years, first as a Systems Analyst in the Information Technology department and as a photographer/digital media/web developer in the Missions Advancement office. He is a graduate of Indiana State University with a degree in electronics technology.

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