The TPS program is designed to protect people from being returned to harm
For so many Easters of my young life, my siblings and I (and our cousins who lived in the apartment above us) would discover sunglasses in each of our Easter baskets. Seldom were these ordinary, boring sunglasses. They were bright-colored, novelty glasses. Typically, some ornate figure or image (flowers or cowboy boots for the boys) Continue Reading »
I would say that if you are looking for a connection with people who care deeply about intimacy with God by following Jesus and standing with those of the edge of society, then become a Providence Associate!
We pray, too, that as individuals, as communities, and as a nation, we will grow in our practice of nonviolence so that, together, we can create a more just a peace-filled society.
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.
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 »
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 »
Today, even as random violence seems to become the norm in our country, there are some for whom violence and discrimination are nothing new. Whole classes of people face discrimination on a daily basis because of how their realities overlap: discrimination in housing, the workplace, our churches, our criminal justice system, health care, our immigration system.
Whatever it is that draws you here, plan to spend time at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. We welcome you with open arms and hearts full of love.
“That the question of being in assisted living took me to a more profound level. Suddenly I realized that every one of us is in assisted living,” writes Sister Donna Butler
“I thought, ‘it looks like a little piece of Europe was plunked down in the backwoods of Indiana.'”
“Prayer is all-permeating, inclusive. Prayer is ingrained in me.”
“Each day is a gift,” she says.