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April 2019

Easter Sunday Brunch at the Woods

April 21 at 9:30 am - 2:00 pm EDT

Join us for a special Easter Sunday Brunch, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, in O'Shaughnessy Dining Room, located at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center.  Take the opportunity to enjoy the extended menu, featuring all-time favorites such as shrimp cocktail, carved prime rib, raspberry pork loin, side dishes, homemade desserts and much more. Cost is $24 for adults, $22 for seniors 55-older, military personnel, special emergency personnel (police, fire fighters and emergency medical technicians) and…

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Easter Sunday Mass

April 21 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Christ is risen! Join the Sisters of Providence to celebrate the gift of Resurrection of the Christ and the joy of Easter at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. For more information on Easter week Masses in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, please click here.

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Providence teen volunteer ministry winter/spring

April 27 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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One event on January 12, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on February 9, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on March 9, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on April 27, 2019 at 10:00am

Are you a 12 to 18 years old?
Share your time with the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
Visit with elder sisters and help them with activities such as Bingo, exercise, baking. Share your talents!

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Earth Day Festival & Craft Fair

April 27 at 10:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT
No cost, donations accepted

Join us for our 21st annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 27! The Wabash Valley's largest and longest running Earth Day celebration featuring food, fun, crafts, activities and education for the entire family, all focused on care for creation, especially our Earth.  Oh, and of course alpacas! Admission is free.  Donations are appreciated.  Make sure to bring money for food and shopping. Earth Day Festival & Craft Fair schedule updated April 12, 2019 Entertainment: TBD - Alpaca Shearing 12pm…

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May 2019

Aging Gracefully: Exploring the Gift of Years

May 4 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
$10

"Grow old along with me!  The best is yet to be..."  In a culture that glorifies youth, many would not agree with these words of the poet Robert Browning.  Getting older is often seen as synonymous with loss:  of health, status, freedom and meaning.  However, embracing one's advancing years can be empowering and joy-filled.  At this workshop you will explore the many positive aspects of aging.

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Bikers, Brunch and a Blessing

May 5 at 10:15 am EDT
No cost. Sunday Brunch is offered at a discounted rate.

If you or someone you know rides a motorcycle, come to the Woods for a special blessing, followed by Sunday brunch in beautiful O'Shaughnessy Dining Hall.  You will be greeted by the sisters as we all pray for your safety on the road.  You and your passengers will also receive a special memento of the blessing to carry with you on travels.  Stay for the Brunch and dine at a discounted rate for the bikers and spouses. There is no…

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Book Study: With Open Hands by Henri Nouwen

May 11 at 9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until May 25, 2019

$45

Explore this spiritual classic and introduction to prayer book "With Open Hands" by Henry Nouwen, internationally renowned priest and author, respected professor and beloved pastor. Each week, we will discuss themes throughout the book which include acceptance, compassion, silence, hope and prophetic criticism.  See how you can reinvigorate your prayer life with the words of Nouwen as your guide. Registration fee $45 includes book. Saturdays, May 11, 18, 25; 9:30 - 11 a.m. (EDT)

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Mother’s Day Brunch

May 12 at 9:30 am - 2:00 pm EDT

Join us for a special Mother’s Day Brunch, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Sunday, May 12, in the O’Shaughnessy Dining Room, located at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center. Take the opportunity to enjoy the extended menu, featuring all-time favorites such as shrimp cocktail, carved prime rib, raspberry pork loin, side dishes, homemade desserts and much more. Cost is $24 for adults, $22 for seniors 55-older, military personnel, special emergency personnel (police, firefighters and emergency medical technicians) and…

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Taizé Prayer Service

May 14 at 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 10, 2019

Freewill donation

Slow down and unplug at this hour-long service that began in Taizé, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France.  Each service includes prayer, simple beautiful music, a time for silence and inspirational readings.  Songs are sung many times over as a prayer of the heart.  All faith traditions are welcome. A freewill collection is taken at each service and donated to a  different nonprofit organization or charity.  Taizé prayer service is offered on the second Tuesday of each month. 2019 Schedule January 8, February 12,…

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Book Study: With Open Hands by Henri Nouwen

May 18 at 9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until May 25, 2019

$45

Explore this spiritual classic and introduction to prayer book "With Open Hands" by Henry Nouwen, internationally renowned priest and author, respected professor and beloved pastor. Each week, we will discuss themes throughout the book which include acceptance, compassion, silence, hope and prophetic criticism.  See how you can reinvigorate your prayer life with the words of Nouwen as your guide. Registration fee $45 includes book. Saturdays, May 11, 18, 25; 9:30 - 11 a.m. (EDT)

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Sundays at the Woods: Farm Tour at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

May 19 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
No cost, donations accepted

Learn about sustainable farming practices when you join the staff of White Violet Center for a tour of the farm.  Get up close and personal with our alpaca herd and find out what it means to be a certified organic operation.  From farm to table and alpaca to clothing, gain a greater understanding of how we care for creation. Meet at White Violet Center.

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Book Study: With Open Hands by Henri Nouwen

May 25 at 9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until May 25, 2019

$45

Explore this spiritual classic and introduction to prayer book "With Open Hands" by Henry Nouwen, internationally renowned priest and author, respected professor and beloved pastor. Each week, we will discuss themes throughout the book which include acceptance, compassion, silence, hope and prophetic criticism.  See how you can reinvigorate your prayer life with the words of Nouwen as your guide. Registration fee $45 includes book. Saturdays, May 11, 18, 25; 9:30 - 11 a.m. (EDT)

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We want to inspire and encourage you with our upcoming Retreats, Programs, Events and Opportunities here at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. With a variety of offerings for families and individuals, we hope there are several that you'll consider attending from September 2018–August 2019.

Whatever the occasion, we invite you to visit the Sisters of Providence and our beautiful grounds at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you!

Program-Booklet-2018-2019-cover

Download & plan ahead!

Get our 2018-2019 Retreats, Programs, Events and Opportunities booklet below, or request one be mailed to you by emailing jfrost@spsmw.org.