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

February 22
“After all, our only support, our only strength is God.”
– 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

February 23, 2020: Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading: Matthew 5:38-48 “You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one as well.If anyone wants to go to law with…

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Upcoming events

Springtime Scripture

February 27 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Join together to unpack the richness and beauty of the Scripture passages used during Lent. We will meet every Thursday evening from February 27 through April 2. Come for one session or make it a great Lent/Spring and come to all sessions as your Lenten practice. The Scriptures will come alive in new ways!

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Feb
28

The Weaver’s Helper: Rigid Heddle and Floor Loom Workshop

Friday, Feb. 28; 6-8 p.m. & Saturday, Feb 29; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This workshop will help you get your weaving skills back in shape! If you’ve done a bit of weaving in the…

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Mar
1

Sundays at the Woods: Feasting on Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a gift from God to us, for us, and through us to share with others. This afternoon experience will give you the sacred space and time to reflect upon this special gift.

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Mar
4

Art to Lift your Spirit!

Do you have a love of art and a desire to charge up your creativity? Then plan on joining our Art and Soul Creation Guild. The guild is open to all regardless of art expertise….

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