Be inspired

What inspires you?

For the Sisters of Providence a belief in, and dependence upon, Providence is central to our faith. Providence is simply another name for God’s loving care in our lives and in the world. Our foundress Saint Mother Theodore Guerin had a deep love for Christ and the Eucharist, which the sisters also carry forward today. Perhaps Providence has brought you here to be inspired and to thus inspire others?

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

“I am going to offer my prayers for you, so that the Holy Spirit will inspire and guide you.”

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

1798-1856, Foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana

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We’d love to offer prayer support for you or a loved one in need. Perhaps you’d like to meet with a sister who can offer wisdom and journey with you?

Quote of the day

April 18
“What would it avail you to do better than someone else, if it is from the motive of being admired?”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

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Finding the right words difficult? Search our database to find the perfect prayer, or be inspired by a quote that you can share with others.

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Environmental and social justice

Do you wish to join with other like-minded persons to support the marginalized?

We are called to respect and care for all of God’s Creation to preserve a vibrant earth community for future generations. We have honored the spirit that has brought us forth as interconnected and interdependent reflections of the God of Providence in sacred relationship with all life. Justice relates to all parts of the web of life – social, economic and environmental.

Learn about ways you can join the Sisters of Providence in supporting environmental and social justice.

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“If present trends continue, this century may well witness extraordinary climate change and an unprecedented destruction of ecosystems, with serious consequences for all of us. … Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: Environmental, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods. It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day.”

Pope Francis

Laudato Si encyclical

Weekly Gospel reflection

April 21, 2024: Fourth Sunday of Easter

Where in your life are you a leader? How can you follow the example of the good shepherd in your leadership?

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Upcoming events

Earth Day Festival 2024

April 20 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

There’s something for everyone at the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice Earth Day Festival. From nature shows and earth-related craft activities for kids, to spinning, weaving and felting demonstrations and visits with the alpacas that provide the fiber. There will be exhibits, organic garden and horse barn tours and much, much more. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 20, 2024 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

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Apr
20

Teen Volunteer Opportunity: Earth Day

Our special Earth Day Festival teen opportunity will allow teens to accompany sisters and health care residents to our Earth Day Festivities. Your presence will brighten a sisters’ day!

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Apr
20

Earth Day Festival 2024

There’s something for everyone at the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice Earth Day Festival. From nature shows and earth-related craft activities for kids, to spinning, weaving and felting demonstrations and visits with the alpacas that provide the fiber. There will be exhibits, organic garden and horse barn tours and much, much more. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 20, 2024 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

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Apr
20

Forest Meditation: Wandering in the Woods

Wander among the trees and connect with yourself for a guided meditation based in eco-spirituality and nature. Free. Donations accepted.

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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin