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Providence Hall Community Room

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

Providence Hall Community Room is located within Providence Hall, one of the main administrative/residential buildings of the Sisters of Providence.

Providence Hall is number 17 on the map below. Parking is available on the east side of Providence Hall, near the first-floor lift.

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 2017

Keeping Earth: Religious and Scientific Perspectives on the Environment

September 16, 2017 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
$45

Through the words of scientists and Popes, we examine the reality of the degradation of the planet; the moral imperative to take action; and the power of informed individual, to create change. Today science has given us a glimpse into a universe unimaginable only a few years ago.  With  new understandings comes the responsibility to reflect on how the attitudes and actions of the human community have placed much of that  life in great jeopardy.  We are called by scientists,…

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No Time for Ordinary

September 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm - September 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm EDT

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

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

October 12, 2017
$25

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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Unveiled: A one woman play

October 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm EDT
$20

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November 2017

Grieving Gracefully … Into a Future Full of Hope

November 4, 2017 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT
$45

Move beyond the emotional pain involved in grief so you can see the possibility of a future full of hope. Share your journey as you travel through the process of grieving a significant personal loss. Basic grief information will be presented as well as suggestions for working with one’s own grief issues, a method to complete an emotional relationship that has ended, as well as ideas on how to support another person who is grieving.   Registration fee $45 includes…

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February 2018

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February 9, 2018 - February 11, 2018
$215

Friday, Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m. to Sunday, Feb. 11, 1:30 p.m. (EST) Moms are invited to leave your worries and stresses at home for a weekend and enjoy both peace and fun at beautiful Saint Mary-of-the-Woods! There is time for quiet reflection, spiritual enrichment and sharing wisdom from other moms. During this retreat you will have the opportunity to deepen your relationship with Christ as well as to walk in the footsteps of a saint — Mother Theodore Guerin.  …

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Learning to Talk Across Divides

February 17, 2018 at 9:30 am - 3:30 pm EST

People have difficulty holding a conversation with persons whose opinions differ from their own. At a time when civil discourse seems a lost art, this workshop explores how to listen, to hear, and to learn from each other with genuine respect. Examine how our world views are formed, what helps us change them, and how we can expand our capacity to hear other opinions. Registration fee $45 includes lunch.

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March 2018

Walking in the Footsteps of a Saint

March 3, 2018 at 9:30 am - 3:30 pm EST
$45

Be inspired by the life and legacy of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin as you pray with scripture as well as Saint Mother Theodore’s own words. Experience your own pilgrimage as you walk in her footsteps at the very places she did. Enjoy time for meditation, music, and  sharing.   Registration fee $45 includes lunch.

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Providence Associates spring retreat 2018

March 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm - March 18, 2018 at 12:30 pm EDT
$40

Providence Associate spring retreat
March 16-18, 2018
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Christian Unity: An Honest Dialogue

March 24, 2018 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
$45

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June 2018

Forgiveness Retreat

June 2, 2018 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
$45

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November 2018

Peace in the Mourning

November 3, 2018 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT
$45

Are you in mourning?  Let grief be your teacher as you reflect upon, pray about and allow others who have experienced significant loss to walk with you in your journey towards peace.  This retreat day will give you the sacred space and time you need to let God comfort you.  Registration fee $45 includes lunch.

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February 2019

Retreat for Busy Catholic Moms

February 8 - February 10
$130 – $220

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March 2019

Providence Associate spring retreat

March 8 at 6:00 pm - March 10 at 11:00 am EST
$65

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May 2019

Book Study: With Open Hands by Henri Nouwen

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$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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Book Study: With Open Hands by Henri Nouwen

May 18 at 9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT
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$45

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May 25 at 9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT
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$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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July 2019

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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August 2019

Providence Associate Day of Reflection

August 17 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

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