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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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

April 21
“... nature unfolds in our forests and along our rivers in so grand and marvelous a manner that describing even with the greatest simplicity seems an exaggeration to those who, not having seen it, cannot form an idea of its splendor.”
– 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

April 21, 2019: Easter Sunday

Lent and Easter continue asking us to deepen our faith in the promise of new life through the Risen Christ we celebrate on Easter. It is the “heart of the matter.”

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Upcoming events

Easter Sunday Brunch at the Woods

April 21 at 9:30 am - 2:00 pm EDT

Join us for a special Easter Sunday Brunch, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, in O’Shaughnessy Dining Room, located at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center.  Take the opportunity to enjoy the extended menu, featuring all-time favorites such as shrimp cocktail, carved prime rib, raspberry pork loin, side dishes, homemade desserts…

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Apr
21

Easter Sunday Mass

Christ is risen! Join the Sisters of Providence to celebrate the gift of Resurrection of the Christ and the joy of Easter at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. For more information...

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Apr
27

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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Apr
27

Earth Day Festival & Craft Fair

The Wabash Valley’s largest and longest running Earth Day celebration featuring food, fun, crafts, activities and education for the entire family, all focused on care for creation, especially our Earth.  Oh, and of course alpacas!...

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