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

Retreat opportunities

Plan your retreat at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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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

June 21
“...how heartily I thanked God for the little share [God] has given me in this dear mission, where so many saints have labored and shall still labor.”
– 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

June 17, 2018: Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading: Mark 4:26-34 Jesus said to the crowds: “This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a sower were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and through it all the seed would sprout and grow, the sower knows not how. Of…

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Upcoming events

Providence teen volunteer ministry

June 11 - June 21

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

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Jun
21

Summer Solstice Celebration – Canceled

This event has been canceled.

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Jun
29

Providence Associate annual meeting 2018

Providence Associates, candidate-associates and Sisters of Providence are invited to register below for the Providence Associate annual meeting June 29-July 2, 2018 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Learn, grow, pray, have fun and be community. We hope to see you there!

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Jul
10

Taizé Prayer

That all may be one The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods invite you their monthly ecumenical Taizé prayer service held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on the second Tuesday of every month….

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