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

May 16
“Happy, ah, thrice happy are they who can look forward to the eternal future with calm and confidence, who can throw themselves with love into the bosom of God, the center of felicity!”
– 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

May 16, 2021: Seventh Sunday of Easter

‘Who needs my unconditional love today?’

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Upcoming events

Sauntering with a Saint

June 16 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am EDT

Come and stroll with the woman, the foundress, the Saint – the one responsible for the Woods being the Woods – Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. We will learn some little known facts about this great Saint of God, as well as deepen our appreciation of her struggles and joys.

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May
22

Guerin Alumni Association organizational meeting

All alumni from Mother Theodore High School, Holy Cross High School and Guerin College Preparatory High School are invited to join us for an organizational meeting via Zoom.

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Jun
8

Taizé Prayer at the Woods

Slow down at this hour-long service, based on a tradition from Taizé, France. Each service includes prayer, simple music, a time for silence and inspirational readings. All faith traditions are welcome.

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Jun
9

Embracing Our COVID Experiences

This three-part series brought to you virtually by Grief Specialist, Sister Connie Kramer, SP is here to help you grieve gracefully all of your own COVID-related losses, celebrate the lives of your deceased loved ones who died during COVID and discover some blessings of this challenging time.

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