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Life changing bonds that unite us

Posted on February 19, 2018 at 4:34 am by

Bonds change us, love transforms us. When I arrived back at the Woods I could only thank God for our Saint Mother Theodore. She unites us – sister to sister, sister to associate, associate to associate.

Happy Chinese New Year – the Year of the Dog

Posted on February 16, 2018 at 5:04 am by

Chinese New Year 2018 falls on Feb. 16, the first day of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog! The celebration can last for 16 days, starting from the eve of Feb. 16 to the 15th day of the new year. Celebrations Before Chinese New Year’s Eve, house cleaning and food shopping (enough for  Continue Reading »

Alaska holiday honors Elizabeth Peratrovich

Posted on February 15, 2018 at 5:30 am by

They experienced discrimination against native indigenous people whose ancestors had lived there for thousands of years

This Lent

Posted on February 14, 2018 at 4:31 am by

This Lent
I’ll repent and forgive

This Lent
Small acts of kindness matter

Celebrating the Feast of Saint Josephine Bakhita

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 5:30 am by

Human trafficking continues and one might say it is rampant in the United States and other countries

Preparing for Lent 2018

Posted on February 7, 2018 at 5:06 am by

It may be providential that this year Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day.  While one is a Christian feast day and the other a secular holiday, they have something in common.  Both days focus on love. Ash Wednesday focuses on love, you ask?  Yes, love! As Christians, and certainly as Catholics, we have thought of  Continue Reading »

Virtual spiritual pilgrimage of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Posted on February 4, 2018 at 4:04 am by

Take a spiritual and historic walk around some of the sacred spaces at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from the comfort of your armchair. We hope you enjoy reflecting on these sacred Woods.

Get to know Providence Associate Shawn Shamsaie: through adversity to Providence

Posted on February 3, 2018 at 4:06 am by

“When I arrived in the USA, I wasn’t angry or sad. I just felt lost. I learned that the future is never certain, and in order to make it, I must push forward.”

Transforming urban America one student at a time

Posted on February 2, 2018 at 5:02 am by

Ever since 1840, the Sisters of Providence have been committed to providing quality education to children, furthering the legacy of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. In 2007, that legacy led the SPs to sponsor Providence Cristo Rey (PCR), a college preparatory school that follows the model born in Chicago by the Jesuits. The Cristo Rey Network  Continue Reading »

Sisters of Providence remember Archbishop Emeritus Daniel M. Buechlein

Posted on January 31, 2018 at 5:05 am by

Archbishop Emeritus Daniel M. Buechlein’s passing has rekindled many warm memories for the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Beginning in 1992, he served as the fifth archbishop of Indianapolis. He grew up in Jasper, Indiana (where the SPs taught), and became a monk at St. Meinrad Archabbey. Archbishop Buechlein served Indianapolis until Pope Benedict  Continue Reading »

Breathing time on this organic farm

Posted on January 24, 2018 at 5:26 am by

The small organic farm at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods packs a big punch in the way of educational and service opportunities. In fact, that’s how Ann Testa came to White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. She was an intern and AmeriCorps volunteer before becoming a full-time staff member.
Now she’s training and working alongside interns and volunteers in the USDA certified organic gardens, alpaca pastures, fiber rooms, and kitchen.

A more colorful existence as a fiber arts intern

Posted on January 23, 2018 at 5:21 am by

Earlier last year, I decided to make a change in my life. As I told some people that I was quitting my job so I could go work on an alpaca farm for three months I got a lot of confused looks and many, many questions.

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