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 14
“We are approaching very fast. How fast my heart is beating! If you knew what feelings one experiences at a moment like this!”
– 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 11, 2018: Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading: Mark 12:38-44 In the course of his teaching Jesus said to the crowds, “Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and accept greetings in the marketplaces, seats of honor in synagogues, and places of honor at banquets. They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext recite lengthy…

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Upcoming events

Feast of Our Lady of Providence

November 17 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Join us in celebrating Mary, the mother of Jesus, at this special mass which includes a blessing for families. Our Lady of Providence is one of many titles for Mary, mother of Jesus. In May 1925, the Sisters of Providence established the National Shrine of Our Lady of Providence, and in 2014, the shrine was…

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November 18 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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Sundays at the Woods: Mindfulness & Meditation

Spend time practicing mindfulness – which is paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally. You’ll have the opportunity to learn a variety of ways to enter into mindfulness...

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December 1 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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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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December 1 at 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
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Christmas Fun at the Woods

You’re invited to enjoy a festive afternoon with the Sisters of Providence and your neighbors. There will be activities, crafts, cookie-decorating, face painting, wagon rides, a holiday sing-a-long and more! Dress up like an angel;...

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