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

July 9
“We have gone out several times this summer to gather simples and linden blossoms, etc. In each excursion we discover something marvelous, beautiful, and useful in the magnificent forests of Indiana.”
– 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

July 5, 2020: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading: Matthew 11:25-30 At that time Jesus exclaimed:“I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,for although you have hidden these thingsfrom the wise and the learnedyou have revealed them to little ones.Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.All things have been handed over to me by my Father.No one knows the…

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Upcoming events

Taizé Prayer Service

July 14 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

NOTE: Due to the recent pandemic, all services in the Church of the Immaculate Conception have been closed to attendees until further notice. However, you are able to join us virtually. Please join us for our July service here.

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Jul
31

Summer Used Book Sale

If you love to read, please don’t pass this best used book sale in town by the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from July 31 through August 11. The sale will take place in the Foley Room (Providence Spirituality and Conference Center conference room) featuring thousands of gently used books!

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Sep
2

Art & Soul Creation Guild

Become a member of the Art & Soul Creation Guild which is open to all who have a love of art and a desire to charge up their creativity regardless of art expertise. Then attend…

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Sep
3

Art & Soul Creation Guild

Become a member of the Art & Soul Creation Guild which is open to all who have a love of art and a desire to charge up their creativity regardless of art expertise. Then attend…

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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

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