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September 2017

The Name of God is Love and Mercy

September 23 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm EDT
Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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This retreat will draw on the wisdom, passion and vision of Jesus, Pope Francis, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, and Saint Francis Assisi. Please bring a notebook or journal. Cost includes lunch.

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National Alpaca Farm Days Open House

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
White Violet Farm Alpacas barn, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876 + Google Map

Meet the alpacas up close and talk with those who care for them. Shop for alpaca items and watch felting, spinning and weaving demonstrations. Meet the alpacas at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods up close on Sunday, Sept. 24. White Violet Center joins alpaca breeders across the United States and Canada in observance of the annual National Alpaca Farm Days.  Go to www.NationalAlpacaFarmDays.com for participating farms and other open barn hours. Event will take place outside between Owens Hall and the alpaca pasture/barn…

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No Time for Ordinary

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - September 30 @ 3:30 pm EDT
Providence Hall Community Room, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Friday, Sept. 29, 7 - 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 30, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EDT) Jan Phillips Award winning author, Jan Phillips, presents her mutli-media, multi-sensory experience on conscious creativity and spiritual awakening.   We are in the throes of an evolutionary advance. We are exposed to more information in a day than our ancestors were exposed to in a lifetime. Not only are we feeling the stresses and growing pains individually; in some way, we can sense the…

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October 2017

The Feast Day of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

October 3 @ 11:00 am EDT
Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Celebrate the Feast Day of the Eighth American Saint by joining with the Sisters of Providence and Providence Associates at the Eucharistic Liturgy on this special day.

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Praying with the Mystics of Assisi and Indiana

October 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Providence Hall Conference Room, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Learn about mysticism and how God continues to invite Christians into deeper relationships and divine union even in the 21st century. Explore the lives, writings and prayer of three amazing saints - St. Francis, St. Clare of Assisi and Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. Examining the lives, writings and prayer of St. Francis and St. Clare, will allow you to explore the core elements of Franciscan spirituality and trace the influences of these principles in the writings and teaching of Pope Francis.…

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Harvest Hootenanny

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice garden, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876 + Google Map

Celebrate the fall harvest at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods with: storytelling around the fire, live music — 3 local bands, cornhole, tomato toss, chicken bingo, hayrides, local BBQ, delicious sides made by the Butler's Pantry from organic vegetables grown at White Violet Center, a beer wagon and wine (cash bar), hanging out with new and old friends Bands lineup: Weber Price Dave Ryley and Acoustic Soul Acoustic Crowe All in the gardens and on the grounds of beautiful Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Come and…

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Taizé Prayer

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2017

Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods invite you their monthly ecumenical Taizé prayer service held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on the second Tuesday of every month. This hour-long service includes prayers, beautiful music, a time for silence, spoken and silent prayers. Songs are sung many times over as a prayer of the heart. This quiet and reflective time is peaceful as well as joyful. All faith traditions are welcome in the candle-lit glow of the Church…

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Visual Journey to Saint Mother Theodore’s Hometown and French Roots

October 12
Providence Hall Community Room, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Thursday, Oct. 12, 9 -11 a.m. or 6:30- 8:30 p.m. (EDT) Take a trip to France with Sister Denise Wilkinson, SP and Sister Jan Craven, SP.  A virtual trip that is! Earlier this year both Sister Denise and Sister Jan visited the birthplace, home town, Motherhouse, and ministry sites where Saint Mother Theodore Guerin experienced life before she came to  America. They invite you to share their pictorial journey and learn more about the roots of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and what…

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Contemplating Gentleness

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Providence Hall Large Parlor, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Take time to contemplate gentleness and learn how to develop a practice of gentleness towards oneself, other persons, and our Earth Home. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin once said “Put Yourself Gently Into The Hands of Providence.”  Take a long loving look at gentleness and allow the Spirit within yourself to reveal ways to practice gentleness in your life and experience how to put yourself gently into the hands of Providence one day at a time and one experience at a time. Cost…

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Foundation Day

October 21 @ 11:00 am EDT
Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and her five companions first set foot upon the soil at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on October 22, 1840. Join the Sisters of Providence for the celebration of Eucharist at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

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Basics of Vegetable Fermentation

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Hands on vegetable fermentation workshop with Candace Minster 1-3 p.m. on Oct. 21 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Like sauerkraut? Sour pickles? Vegetable ferments are a safe and easy way to help preserve your summer garden’s bounty all while packing a powerful nutritional punch. Learn how to make your own ferments in this hands-on workshop. Sample a variety of pickles and ferments and even take some home with you. There is a $10 discount for 2017 CSA members.

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Book Study Series: “Thank you for Being Late,” by Thomas Friedman

October 26
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 16, 2017

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Thursday Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16; 9:30 -11 a.m. or 6:30 – 8 p.m. (EDT) We feel it in the workplace, when we talk to our children and read newspapers. Our lives are speeding up and it is dizzying. Pause to appreciate this amazing historical time period we are passing through and reflect on its possibilities and challenges. Learn how to anchor yourself in the eye of the storm of life. $60 includes cost of book and 4 sessions.

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