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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

Land Ethic from HOPE

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

We hope this portion of the Sisters of Providence land ethic offers you ideas for creating your own guiding principals for living in harmony with creation. Continue reading

Sustainable living: White Violet Center for Eco-Justice interns learn from the land

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm by

John Michael and Tara Elmore signed on for a year-long internship at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods beginning in March 2014. Tara works with the alpacas and John Michael works in the 5-acre organically grown garden. They have a passion for learning everything they can about farm living. They wanted to be immersed in a farming experience to see if they were cut out for having their own farm someday. Or not. Continue reading

From foodie to environmentalist

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 3:19 pm by

“Being a foodie has made me an environmentalist,” she said. “I think that if you care about what you consume, you have to be mindful of the condition of our Earth on which it’s grown. I believe that carefully grown whole foods are the very basis of health. My greatest joys in life come when preparing and sharing great food with loved ones.” Continue reading

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