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May 2019

Book Study: With Open Hands by Henri Nouwen

May 25 at 9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am 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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June 2019

Providence teen volunteer ministry summer 2019

June 3 at 9:00 am - June 13 at 2:00 pm EDT

The Sisters of Providence invite all high school and middle school aged students to spend some time volunteering with elders at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods this summer. June 3-6 and 10-13, 2019. Bring a smile to someone's face! Share the gift of your presence.

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Taizé Prayer Service

June 11 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm 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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Sundays at the Woods: Walk in the Woods

June 16 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
No cost, donations accepted

This Father's Day, bring the whole family on this 1.5 mile, guided tour of the nature trail and cosmic walk at the Woods.  Learn how we help manage the forest and care for this vitally important resource. Meet at White Violet Center.

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Providence Associate Annual Meeting 2019

June 28 at 9:00 am - July 1 at 5:00 pm EDT
$20

Providence Associates, candidate-associates and Sisters of Providence are invited to register below for the Providence Associate annual meeting June 27-July 1, 2019 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Learn, grow, pray, have fun and be community. We hope to see you there!

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July 2019

Taizé Prayer Service

July 9 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm 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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Journey with the Spirit through Art

July 11 at 4:30 pm - July 14 at 2:30 pm EDT
$325 – $425

Open yourself to the spirit through playful art.  Each day, through guided art exercises integrated with prayer, you will explore, as if on a journey, how to see your world, yourself, and those you love.  Absolutely no art skill is required.  The emphasis will not be on end products, but on the process of being freely creative. $425 with lodging, meals, and art supplies. Register by June 26. $325 without lodging. Register by July 3.

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Summer Used Book Sale

July 26 at 10:00 am - August 5 at 4:00 pm EDT
Freewill donation

If you love to read, take time to visit our bi-annual used book sale.  We have a large selection of gently used books in many different categories.  You have to see it to believe it.

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August 2019

Dementia: Learning, Living, Caring

August 8 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until August 22, 2019

$10 – $25

Dementia is a syndrome usually of a chronic or progressive nature caused by a variety of brain illnesses that affect memory, thinking, behavior and the ability to perform everyday activities.  Although dementia mainly affects older people it is not a normal part of aging.  Learn about dementia in this three session series.  Awareness and advocacy is the key. Session #1 - Dementia 101 (Thursday, August 8, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (EDT)) You are noticing changes.  You or someone you love…

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Taizé Prayer Service

August 13 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm 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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Dementia: Learning, Living, Caring

August 15 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until August 22, 2019

$10 – $25

Dementia is a syndrome usually of a chronic or progressive nature caused by a variety of brain illnesses that affect memory, thinking, behavior and the ability to perform everyday activities.  Although dementia mainly affects older people it is not a normal part of aging.  Learn about dementia in this three session series.  Awareness and advocacy is the key. Session #1 - Dementia 101 (Thursday, August 8, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (EDT)) You are noticing changes.  You or someone you love…

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Sundays at the Woods: Outdoor Sacred Sites

August 18 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
No cost, donations accepted

Put on your walking shoes and learn about the history and present day use of over 15 sacred sites at the Woods.  We will make pilgrim stops at some of the better known holy sites as well as some very remote hidden treasures that grace the property of the Sisters of Providence. Register by August 15. (limit 20 people) Meet in the lobby at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center.

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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.