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Church of the Immaculate Conception

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

church1The Church of the Immaculate Conception is the focal point of the Sisters of Providence motherhouse grounds. It is located at the end of the Avenue (see map at bottom of page). Parking is available in the Providence Spirituality & Conference Center lot. For handicap accessibility, enter through the Providence Center main doors and proceed toward the church via the indoor ramp.

Directions to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana

Map-June-2013Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is five miles northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind., off U.S. 150. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is 77 miles west of Indianapolis; 190 miles south of Chicago; 160 miles east of St. Louis; and 113 miles north of Evansville.

From Terre Haute

From Vigo County Courthouse, head west on Cherry St./U.S. 150 (former U.S. 40). In West Terre Haute, turn north (right) to stay on U.S. 150. Proceed approximately 2 miles to St. Mary’s Road and the sign for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College/Sisters of Providence. Turn left on St. Mary’s Road. Proceed to main entrance (second gate) and turn right.

From I-70 (traveling east or west)

Take Exit 3: Darwin Road. Proceed north on Darwin Road to National Ave. Turn right on National Ave. and proceed to U.S. 150 in West Terre Haute. Turn north (left) on U.S. 150 (at a stop light) and go two miles to St. Mary’s Road and the sign for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College/Sisters of Providence. Turn left on St. Mary’s Road. Proceed to main entrance (second gate) and turn right.

From S.R. 63 (traveling north or south)

Turn west on Bolton Road (approximately 9 miles south of Clinton, Ind.) Proceed to U.S. 150, turn left. Follow U.S. 150 down the hill to St. Mary’s Road (do not turn at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College’s School of Equine Studies). Turn right on St. Mary’s Road. Proceed to main entrance (second gate) and turn right.

Local roads

All of the above directions take you to the main entrance, which is the point on the map marked “security.” Once you arrive at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, you’ll need to know where you are heading. This local map should help – you might find it useful to print it. Download a PDF of the map.

SMW Map June 2014

 

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September 2019

Taizé Prayer Service

September 10 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

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October 2019

The Feast of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

October 3 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
No cost

Celebrate the feast day of the 8th American Saint by joining the Sisters of Providence and Providence Associates at the Eucharistic Liturgy on this special day. Mass will take place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception and is also open to the public. A feast day in the Catholic tradition is a day set aside to commemorate the life of saintly individuals or a specific event. Born in the village of Etables in Brittany, France, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin…

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Freewill donation

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

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November 2019

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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

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Feast of Our Lady of Providence

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

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December 2019

Taizé Prayer Service

December 10 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2019

Freewill donation

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April 2020

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Free; donations will be appreciated.

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