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Sundays at the Woods: Tea Tasting

February 9 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST

The Foley Room at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center

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


Open for registration. Registration deadline: February 4, 2020.

Are you a tea lover? Would you like to up your tea IQ? This is a great opportunity to learn more about tea and where it is grown worldwide.

We will try several types of teas and learn the art of brewing, the differences in tea cultures and new trends in tea.

Sister Paula said there will be at least six different teas set up for taste-testing.

“In the United States, we often plop a tea bag in some hot water and call it ‘tea,’” Sister Paula said. “But in other cultures, especially in Japan, tea is a ritual, a ceremony, a deliberate and mindful activity.

“And in England, as in some other European countries, afternoon tea – sometimes mistakenly called ‘high tea’ – is served with small sandwiches and other treats.”

Come and relax with a nice cup of tea!

Registration fee $10 includes tea and crumpets.

For more information

Contact Providence Spirituality & Conference Center at 812-535-2952 or

Facilitated by

Sister Jan Craven

Sister Jan Craven is director of the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and the National Shrine of Our Lady of Providence. She is co-director of Providence Spirituality & Conference Center. She holds master’s degrees in spirituality and in the philosophy of religion and theology. She is a former teacher, director of religious education, pastoral associate, provincial councilor and tribunal advocate as well as the former director of postulants at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Paula Damiano

Sister Paula Damiano is co-director of Providence Spirituality & Conference Center and has led retreats and workshops on a variety of spiritual topics in the United States and in Canada, Europe and Asia. She has a special interest in combining art and music in retreat work. She has a bachelor’s degree in art education, a master’s degree in spirituality from Fordham University and a certificate in business executive management. Sister Paula is the former high school teacher, diocesan vocation director, Congregation vocation director, associate pastor and provincial councilor, also served as a Sisters of Providence General Officer for 10 years.

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