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No time for despair: climate change reality

Posted on May 9, 2017 at 9:00 am by

So, why must we change? Drought, floods, fires, extreme weather, uninhabitable places, rising sea levels, species extinction, refugees, disease, food insecurity, inescapable heat … I could go on. Virtually nothing that we know about Earth is untouched by climate change. And no one. Continue reading

Nature is a powerful healing source

Posted on January 7, 2017 at 5:12 am by

The notion of the healing power of nature is something I feel I have always been inherently aware of; however, hearing the quote from John Muir brought this idea to the surface of my thoughts and since then, I have found myself observing nature through this lens. Josh Price shares why he thinks White Violet Center is a magical place. Continue reading

12 facts for 20 years: White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

Posted on October 3, 2016 at 11:00 am by

For 20 years the Sisters of Providence have been living out their dedication to environmental justice through their White Violet Center for Eco-Justice ministry at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Here is a list of 12 things you may not know about White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. Continue reading

A fresh connection

Posted on January 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Thanks to a national program and a pair of keen eyes, students at St. Patrick’s School in Terre Haute, Indiana, have an opportunity to eat fresh, organic vegetables from White Violet Center for Eco-Justice during lunch. Continue reading

Growing at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

Posted on January 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

“I was challenged to learn new things and accept new realities. I was surrounded by people who were patient and kind and who challenged me to be a better person,” said Providence Associate Kaitlyn Willy of her internship experience at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. Continue reading

Did you know we need volunteer knitters?

Posted on July 16, 2015 at 7:00 am by

Do you knit or crochet? Would you like to work with alpaca yarn as a volunteer? We would love to talk with you. Continue reading

Did you know … cloth diapering makes a difference?

Posted on July 16, 2015 at 7:00 am by

Did you know the Sisters of Providence sell cloth diapers in our gift shop at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods? Are you wondering why a religious order is selling cloth diapers? Continue reading

Sister Ruth Johnson: kinship with creation

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 1:14 pm by

“We have forced the planet to supply all our needs and given nothing in return — thus alienating our very life source and now the earth cries out in pain. How can we abandon that cry?” Continue reading

Care of Earth attracts new members

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 1:01 pm by

The Sisters of Providence ministry educating toward care for creation at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice is attracting young women to joining the Congregation. Continue reading

Sustainability midst the bustle

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 6:00 am by

How does one fit living an ecologically friendly lifestyle into the busyness of life? For Providence Associates Jennifer and Duane Drake, it’s about being gentle with themselves in the process. Continue reading

Cherishing creation

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 6:00 am by

“Our promise in this time is to be God’s loving care for all creation, to be one of the ways God sustains life. We desire to live in right relationship with our Earth and with all that dwells on Earth.” Continue reading

Finding balance with sustainability

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 6:00 am by

But failing to assess the full cost and the real “good” is a prime source of environmental, social and economic degradation and has long-term consequences for the viability of life on Earth. Finding balance with an eye to the long-term when weighing environmental, social and economic factors is at the very heart of achieving sustainability. Continue reading

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