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Come and See Retreat – Fall 2024

November 1 at 4:00 pm - November 3 at 2:00 pm EDT

Various locations at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876

Open for registration. Registration deadline: October 30, 2024.

November 1 at 4:00 pm November 3 at 2:00 pm EDT

1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876

Are you in search of something more? Are you looking for something real and authentic? Come and see how our bold and faithful Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are living out lives of authentic meaning centered on God and serving others.

This retreat will offer you time for prayer and listening to where God might be inviting you. Spend time at our beautiful motherhouse and holy grounds at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

Explore if you might be called to life as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Single, Catholic women ages 18-42 are invited to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for a weekend retreat Friday, Nov. 1 starting at 4 p.m. Eastern time and concluding at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, 24. During this free retreat you will experience the mission of Providence first-hand in the lives of our sisters. You will have opportunity to hear several sisters’ stories about their call and their lives today. You will experience how the Sisters of Providence live the call through prayer, vows, ministries and community life. You will come away from this weekend retreat with a feel for what life as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is like today.

During this retreat you will also have opportunity to immerse yourself in our spirit-filled grounds as you focus on prayer and your own discernment. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is a perfect place to slow down and listen to the voice of God.

Experience life as a Sister of Providence

Learn more about what the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods have to offer:

  • faithfulness to prayer and total trust in Providence
  • a lived legacy of love, mercy and justice from our foundress Saint Mother Theodore Guerin
  • a close-knit community that has called Saint Mary-of-the-Woods with its classified forests and organic farmland home since 1840
  • a long history of standing up for justice
  • ministries that respond to current needs: today we serve at the US/Mexico border, teach, serve in the medical field, in churches, in social justice arenas and much more.

Explore how you can live the legacy and mission of a saint as a Sister of Providence. 

Sign up today using the form below. Or call or text Sister Joni Luna at 361-500-9505 to learn more.

The Sisters of Providence are a community of Catholic women religious who collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. Come make a difference in our world with us!

Planning and logistics

Check-in will be Friday, Nov. 1 inside the East doors of Providence Hall.

Dress for the weekend is casual. You may want to bring one nicer outfit for Mass on Sunday.

What else to bring? Please bring a journal/notepad and a reusable water bottle.

For more information

Contact Sister Joni Luna at 361-500-9505 or jluna@spsmw.org.

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Sisters of Providence

A community of vowed Catholic women religious, we joyfully live out the radical Gospel message of love, mercy and justice in today’s world. Inspired by our foundress Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, we are passionate about our lives of prayer, education, service and advocacy. We dedicate ourselves to helping those who might otherwise be forgotten.

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