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October 2019

Providence Associate new candidate orientation

October 19 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

New Providence Associate candidates and their companions will gather to spend the day getting to know one another and beginning their journey to becoming Providence Associates. All participants will gather in the Providence Hall community room. Interested in walking with the Sisters of Providence as a Prsuovidence Associate? Request an application here.

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Bohlen Design: Four Generations of Indiana Architectural Prominence

October 20 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Free; donations will be appreciated.

Noted architectural scholar Dr. James Glass will present on the architecture and architects of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Historic District (SMWHD) on October 20, 2019 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

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Foundation Day Mass

October 22 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
No cost

Join us as the Sisters of Providence recognize the heritage and honor the day Saint Mother Theodore Guerin – foundress of the Sisters of Providence – and her five companions first set foot upon the soil at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, on Oct. 22, 1840. Within one year, Saint Mother Theodore opened an Academy, now known as Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Soon afterward, she opened schools in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Village and at St. Francisville, Ill. From there, the education ministry grew to schools…

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November 2019

Teen Volunteer opportunity

November 2 at 9:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on January 11, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 1, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on March 7, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 25, 2020 at 9:00 am

Are you 12-to-18 year olds? Come share your time and talents with our retired Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Sunday at the Woods: Eating for a Better Climate

November 3 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Free will donation

Learn how what we eat impacts global climate change and what you can do to eat for a healthier planet and for a healthier you! Taste foods and get recipes and tips to make your new eating adventures easy and delicious.

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Art to Lift your Spirit!

November 6 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am EST
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One event on October 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 6, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on November 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 4, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on December 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on January 8, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on February 5, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on February 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 4, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on March 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on January 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm

October 2019 (EDT) – March 2020 (EDT/EST) Choose either the first Wednesday (9:30 a.m.) or the first Thursday (6:30 p.m.) of the month. (except for January when we will meet on the second Wednesday or Thursday) Do you have a love of art and a desire to charge up your creativity? Then plan on joining our Art and Soul Creating Guild. The guild is open to all regardless of art expertise. Many communities have art groups which meet regularly to…

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Art to Lift your Spirit!

November 7 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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One event on October 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on January 8, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on February 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on January 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm

October 2019 (EDT) – March 2020 (EDT/EST) Choose either the first Wednesday (9:30 a.m.) or the first Thursday (6:30 p.m.) of the month. (except for January when we will meet on the second Wednesday or Thursday) Do you have a love of art and a desire to charge up your creativity? Then plan on joining our Art and Soul Creating Guild. The guild is open to all regardless of art expertise. Many communities have art groups which meet regularly to…

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Providence Associate Rite of First Commitment and Renewal

November 9 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST

All are welcome to join us for Mass as our newest Providence Associates make their first commitments to walk with the Providence community in love, mercy and justice. Many Providence Associates will also be renewing their vows. 1:30 p.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

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Taizé Prayer Service

November 12 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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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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Coffee with the Mystics

November 16 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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One event on September 24, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on November 16, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on November 19, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on January 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 14, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on March 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 24, 2020 at 9:30 am

$10

Mystics lived and wrote about encounters between the soul and God. Their writings have universal and permanent value. Their teachings are timeless – always meeting some of the most urgent needs of those seeking God in our present age. Choose either Saturday morning (10 a.m. to noon) or Tuesday morning (9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) (all EDT) Sept. 21 or 24; This workshop will focus on St. Clare of Assisi and St. Francis of Assisi and presented by Sister Cathy Campbell, SP.…

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Feast of Our Lady of Providence

November 16 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Join us in celebrating Mary, the mother of Jesus, at this special mass which includes a blessing for families. Our Lady of Providence is one of many titles for Mary, mother of Jesus. In May 1925, the Sisters of Providence established the National Shrine of Our Lady of Providence, and in 2014, the shrine was rededicated in the vestibule of the Church of the Immaculate Conception. The Sisters of Providence and others gather at the shrine to pray for the…

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Coffee with the Mystics

November 19 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 24, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on November 16, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on November 19, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on January 11, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on January 14, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on March 21, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on March 24, 2020 at 9:30 am

$10

Mystics lived and wrote about encounters between the soul and God. Their writings have universal and permanent value. Their teachings are timeless – always meeting some of the most urgent needs of those seeking God in our present age. Choose either Saturday morning (10 a.m. to noon) or Tuesday morning (9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) (all EDT) Sept. 21 or 24; This workshop will focus on St. Clare of Assisi and St. Francis of Assisi and presented by Sister Cathy Campbell, SP.…

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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 2019–August 2020.

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!

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Download & plan ahead!

Get our 2019-2020 Retreats, Programs, Events and Opportunities booklet below, or request one be mailed to you by emailing jfrost@spsmw.org.