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…Read more
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.Read more
“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.”Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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.
Meet Sister Jenny Howard. A former biology teacher and coach and currently a member of the Sisters of Providence leadership team, Sister Jenny shares in these video and audio files about her life, family and her call to religious life as a Sister of Providence.Read more
These words are certainly true today as we address the issues of climate change and environmental racismRead more
Welcome to our blog. Here, we will share with you stories of our lives as Sisters of Providence. We invite Providence Associates to write in this space also. We hope you find these posts enjoyable and inspirational.