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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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

November 28
“That [melancholy] is a bad disease. One has to bear with such persons and suffer; but they themselves more than anyone else.”
– 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

November 29, 2020: First Sunday of Advent

Listen to what God is calling you to do to build up His kin(g)dom here on earth.

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Upcoming events

Coffee with the Mystics

December 13 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Join us for our last in our Coffee with the Mystics series on Dec. 13 as Sister Paula Damiano explores the thoughts and life of Jalal ad-Din Rumi. You are welcome to join us virtually!

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Nov
30

Advent retreat for single women

Join us for discussion of the “Pray as you go” Advent retreat. Single women ages 18-42 are invited to sign up and participate in the Advent retreat and discussion.

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Dec
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 monthly Guild sessions which begin with a short exercise for the purpose of stirring up one’s creativity, followed by time for individual work in whatever direction the members feel led.

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Dec
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 monthly Guild sessions which begin with a short exercise for the purpose of stirring up one’s creativity, followed by time for individual work in whatever direction the members feel led.

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