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The Sisters of Providence are taking action in order to protect our sisters, staff, volunteers and visitors. The situation in Indiana and across the United States continues to be very fluid.  We will continue to do our best to keep you informed as we move forward.

Latest news

June 1, 2020 – Sisters of Providence offered a prayer service honoring the 100,000 people who have died from COVID-19 on Monday, June 1, 2020, at 1:00 pm (eastern).  To join please click here. This link will be valid until June 30th so please check visit it if you were not able to view it live.

May 8, 2020 – Sisters of Providence welcome new alpaca amid COVID-19 outbreak. Meet Providence Raphael Anthony “Tony”.

April 16, 2020 – Providence Cristo Rey: Doing their part. Take a few moments to watch this video of students from Providence Cristo Rey High School doing their part to help Indianapolis families in need during this crisis.

April 8, 2020 – Easter is upon us. Watch a video message from the Sisters of Providence.

March 23, 2020 – The Sisters of Providence provide another update regarding the Congregation’s response to the continued threat of COVID-19.

March 20, 2020 – The Sisters of Providence announce more closures and changes in response to the continued threat of COVID-19.

March 17, 2020 – With new guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) the Sisters of Providence have released new information on visitor access and events.

March 13, 2020 – Due to the continued threat of exposure to the coronavirus, the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are taking precautions in order to protect the women in the Congregation.


Providence Health Care

Providence Health Care is restricting visitation access at this time. This includes Lourdes and Mother Theodore Guerin Hall.

Providence Hall and other residential buildings

Due to the medically fragile nature of most of the residents of Providence Hall and our surrounding small community dwellings, no visitors are allowed into our buildings until further notice.


Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception is closed until further notice. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis will be live streaming daily mass via the Indiana Catholic YouTube Channel.

Additionally National Catholic Reporter has compiled a list of Catholic worship services, including daily and Sunday Mass being held all over the country that you can enjoy online.


All tours are cancelled until further notice.

Buildings and sacred sites

All buildings and indoor sacred sites are closed to the public. This includes:

  • Church of the Immaculate Conception
  • Blessed Sacrament Chapel
  • Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin
  • Providence Spirituality & Conference Center
  • White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch in O’Shaughnessy Dining Room is closed until further notice.

Linden Leaf Gifts

Linden Leaf Gifts is closed but you can still shop online. During this time we are offering free shipping on orders $50 or more. Thank you for supporting the Sisters of Providence.

Farm Store at White Violet Center

Farm Store at White Violet Center is closed. Shop online for essentials like eggs, meat, cheese and produce. Submit your order by noon each day, Monday-Saturday. Your order will be ready for curbside pickup weekdays between 3-5 p.m and Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. Orders received after noon will be ready the next business day.

During the month of May you can place your order by noon on Fridays and we will bring your order to the Meadows parking lot on Saturday between 9-11 a.m. Beginning on June 6 we will be at the Terre Haute Farmers Market on Saturdays from 8-noon.

Outdoor grounds

Visitors are reminded that all buildings remain closed to the public and social distancing protocols should be observed even when outdoors. Please stay 6 ft. apart on all sides if you should encounter others while at the Woods.


These events have been cancelled:

  • Sundays at the Woods: Farm Tour at White Violet Center (May 17)
  • Memory Café (May 21)
  • Art to Lift your Spirit (June 3 & 4)
  • Art for the Soul retreat (June 12-14)
  • Sundays at the Woods: Walk in the Woods (June 14)
  • Herbalicious: Mastering culinary herbs (June 18)

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Please visit their website for specific details.

Resources for more information regarding Covid-19

Hand washing is still one of the best ways to combat COVID-19 and other viruses according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This short video explains why plain old soap is so effective.

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