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 19
“You will be happy yourself in making others happy.”
– 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 17, 2019: Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading: Luke 6:17, 20-26 Jesus came down with the twelve and stood on a stretch of level ground with a great crowd of his disciples and a large number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon. And raising his eyes toward his disciples he said: “Blessed…

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Upcoming events

Providence Associate spring retreat

March 8 at 6:00 pm - March 10 at 11:00 am EST

The Providence Community: Sisters of Providence, Providence Associates and Providence Associate candidates are invited to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods March 8-10, 2019, to attend the upcoming Providence Associate spring retreat. Sister Dianne Bergant, C.S.A. will present on: Community of Earth: How Do We Understand Our Common Home?

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Mar
9

Teens got talent! Volunteer day with the Sisters of Providence

All 12 to 18 year-olds are invited to bring your dance troupe, your band, your ensemble or just yourself and come volunteer your time entertaining retired Sisters of Providence and others at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Share...

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Mar
9

Providence teen volunteer ministry winter/spring

Are you a 12 to 18 years old? Share your time with the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Visit with elder sisters and help them with activities such as Bingo, exercise, baking. Share your...

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Mar
10

Lenten Day of Solitude

Do you long to have space in your life to “just be” – to look inward and come back to your true self – who you are in God?  Begin the Lenten season with a...

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