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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Prayer requests

How can the sisters pray for you today?

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Spiritual direction

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Let us help support you in your journey of faith.

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

September 18
“We could examine at leisure the ravishing beauties unveiled before us at every turn. Sometimes we were on the heights of mountains which lost themselves in the clouds...”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Search for inspiration

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

September 20, 2020: Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Who are the workers today? Who is in need of our individual and societal generosity?

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Upcoming events

Racial Wealth and Income Gap Experience

September 26 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Join us to explore the realities of structural racism through an interactive activity and develop the skills of transformative conversation by practicing real conversations across political divides. You are welcome to join us virtually!

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Oct
8

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. September and October sessions will be held at The Lodge, nice and spacious inside and outside setting.

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Oct
8

Make a seasonal wreath virtual workshop

Dress up your door and join us for this virtual hands-on workshop where you’ll make a seasonal wreath out of flowers and other natural materials from our White Violet Center farm. How will this work,…

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Oct
11

Coffee with the Mystics

Join us as Sister Jan Craven will lead us explore the thoughts and prayers of St. Catherine of Siena in the October session. You are welcome to join us virtually!

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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin