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Providence Spirituality & Conference Center

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

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center (see map at bottom of page) is the main welcome center for the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. It is also the entry point for O’Shaughnessy Dining Room, Linden Leaf Gifts and the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. Parking is available in the Providence Center lot at the end of The Avenue.

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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October 2017

Book Study Series: “Thank you for Being Late,” by Thomas Friedman

October 26
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 16, 2017

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Thursday Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16; 9:30 -11 a.m. or 6:30 – 8 p.m. (EDT) We feel it in the workplace, when we talk to our children and read newspapers. Our lives are speeding up and it is dizzying. Pause to appreciate this amazing historical time period we are passing through and reflect on its possibilities and challenges. Learn how to anchor yourself in the eye of the storm of life. $60 includes cost of book and 4 sessions.

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Song of My Heart

October 28 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm EDT
Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Discover the ultimate treasure in all of us -- the gift of God, the Power of Love. This power, this Love cannot be silenced. God is Love! This Love is often described in music, poetry, scripture and art. No singing ability is required, just a basic enjoyment of music and a desire for spiritual renewal. Cost includes lunch.

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November 2017

Book Study Series: “Thank you for Being Late,” by Thomas Friedman

November 2
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 16, 2017

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Thursday Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16; 9:30 -11 a.m. or 6:30 – 8 p.m. (EDT) We feel it in the workplace, when we talk to our children and read newspapers. Our lives are speeding up and it is dizzying. Pause to appreciate this amazing historical time period we are passing through and reflect on its possibilities and challenges. Learn how to anchor yourself in the eye of the storm of life. $60 includes cost of book and 4 sessions.

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Book Study Series: “Thank you for Being Late,” by Thomas Friedman

November 9
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 16, 2017

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Thursday Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16; 9:30 -11 a.m. or 6:30 – 8 p.m. (EDT) We feel it in the workplace, when we talk to our children and read newspapers. Our lives are speeding up and it is dizzying. Pause to appreciate this amazing historical time period we are passing through and reflect on its possibilities and challenges. Learn how to anchor yourself in the eye of the storm of life. $60 includes cost of book and 4 sessions.

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Book Study Series: “Thank you for Being Late,” by Thomas Friedman

November 16
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 16, 2017

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Thursday Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16; 9:30 -11 a.m. or 6:30 – 8 p.m. (EDT) We feel it in the workplace, when we talk to our children and read newspapers. Our lives are speeding up and it is dizzying. Pause to appreciate this amazing historical time period we are passing through and reflect on its possibilities and challenges. Learn how to anchor yourself in the eye of the storm of life. $60 includes cost of book and 4 sessions.

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Providence Associate 10th anniversary celebration and rite of first commitment

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - November 19 @ 11:00 am EST
Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Celebrate ten years of the Providence Associate relationship with prayer, social time with sisters and associates, First Commitment Ceremony and re-commitments, a special reception and more Nov. 17-19, 2017.

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December 2017

When Psalms Meet Mandala

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Psalms are used as hymns and prayer by Jewish and Christian faiths. Mandalas have been used in concentration and meditation practice in Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity. When Psalms and Mandalas meet, they will certainly bring out thoughts of wisdom, guide us to discover our inner essence and lead us to be still. Registration fee $50 includes lunch and materials.

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Christmas Fun at the Woods

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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All are invited to enjoy a festive afternoon with the Sisters of Providence and friends. There will be activities, crafts, cookie-decorating, face painting, sleigh rides, wagon rides and a holiday sing-a-long! Dress up like an angel, view our hand-carved nativity scene, and delight in the miniature Christmas village. Make sure you see Santa at the North Pole Zone and pet our friendly alpacas! Admission is $5 per person. Children 3 and under are free!

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January 2018

Series: Women, Wine and Song!

January 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 30, 2018

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Tuesday, January 16, 23, 30. Join with other women, catch your breath, and connect with the Divine. At each gathering we’ll have time for prayer, story-telling, music and wine! (Other beverages will be available as well.) The first week’s topic: Who do you remember? Why? Thinking of the outstanding women in our lives. Week 2: How do you want to be remembered? Week 3: Remembering stories of faith in our lives and the lives of other great women. Registration fee:…

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Poetry as Spiritual Practice: Reading, Praying and Writing

January 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm EST
Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Poetry of the psalms and poetry of all creation enrich our lives. Enjoy a few hours at beautiful Saint Mary-of-the-Woods where you will read, write and share poetry as prayer and as life experience. “Earth’s crammed with Heaven, and every common bush afire with God…” (Elizabeth Barrett Browning).   Registration fee $45 includes lunch.  

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Series: Women, Wine and Song!

January 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 30, 2018

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Tuesday, January 16, 23, 30. Join with other women, catch your breath, and connect with the Divine. At each gathering we’ll have time for prayer, story-telling, music and wine! (Other beverages will be available as well.) The first week’s topic: Who do you remember? Why? Thinking of the outstanding women in our lives. Week 2: How do you want to be remembered? Week 3: Remembering stories of faith in our lives and the lives of other great women. Registration fee:…

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Series: Women, Wine and Song!

January 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 30, 2018

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Tuesday, January 16, 23, 30. Join with other women, catch your breath, and connect with the Divine. At each gathering we’ll have time for prayer, story-telling, music and wine! (Other beverages will be available as well.) The first week’s topic: Who do you remember? Why? Thinking of the outstanding women in our lives. Week 2: How do you want to be remembered? Week 3: Remembering stories of faith in our lives and the lives of other great women. Registration fee:…

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February 2018

Winter Used Book Sale

February 17, 2018 - February 19, 2018
Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Feb. 17-19; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (EST) Find books galore at our semi-annual sale! We have a great selection of hardbacks, paperbacks, gardening, spirituality, Bibles, novels, history, children’s books, health, crafting and more. Items are not pre-priced, but donations are gladly accepted! For further information, call 812 535-2948 or email lindenleafgifts@spsmw.org.

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Dreams: An Avenue of Self-Integration

February 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm EST
Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Through our dreams we will learn about our inner landscapes and the movements and figures living there. We will integrate the light and darkness of our lives using a Jungian approach to our dream work. Come with your dreams, a journal, and a spirit of enthusiasm to learn about the archetypal themes and symbols in dreams. We will learn how dreams can bring transformation and inner healing. Dreams can be a most exquisite way that we experience God and self-discovery!…

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March 2018

Praying with the Mystics: Hildegard of Bingen, Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Siena

March 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm EST
Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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A poet who inspired an ecology movement, a Spanish Carmelite reformer, and a Dominican who challenged the pope to fulfill his mission are the mystics you will pray with during this retreat. Study each mystic’s life, writings and prayer. There will also be time for personal reflection, journaling and faith sharing.   Registration fee $45 includes lunch.

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Day of Reflection for Women Ministers

March 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Pastors, hospital chaplains, campus ministers, faith formation directors from ALL faith traditions are all invited to join together for a day to share and refresh your spirit. There will be time for quiet reflection, prayer and input. Taizé prayer will conclude the day. You deserve this!   Registration fee $25 includes supper.

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Christian Unity: An Honest Dialogue

March 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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“Unity” is an often-mentioned goal for many Christian communities. But what does it really mean, and how do we really live within and among our various Christian denominations and traditions to achieve unity among ALL believers?   Registration fee $45 includes lunch.

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April 2018

Series: Book Study: “Immortal Diamond: The search for our true self” by Richard Rohr

April 7, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until April 21, 2018

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Saturday, April 7, 21; 9:30-11 a.m. (EDT) A study/discussion of Richard Rohr’s book, Immortal Diamond: the search for our true self. Father Rohr likens our true self to a diamond buried deep within us. How we discern this great gift leads us to peace and transformation. Registration fee $45 includes book.

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Bikers, Brunch and a Blessing

April 8, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:15 pm EDT
Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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All motorcycle riders are invited to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for a blessing of bikes and their riders, followed by Sunday Brunch in beautiful O’Shaughnessy Dining Hall. You will be greeted by the sisters as we all pray for safety on the road. Each rider will receive a medal of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, who traveled many of our Indiana roads! Please check here for the pricing: Sunday Brunch rates.

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An Introduction to Christian Meditation and Contemplative Prayer

April 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm EDT
Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Would you like to learn more about how to practice Christian meditation, centering prayer, or contemplative prayer? Discover the origins of various prayer methods and have the opportunity to “practice” these methods in a comfortable, holy, and safe environment. No previous experience is required. Registration fee $45 includes lunch.

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Series: Book Study: “Immortal Diamond: The search for our true self” by Richard Rohr

April 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until April 21, 2018

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Saturday, April 7, 21; 9:30-11 a.m. (EDT) A study/discussion of Richard Rohr’s book, Immortal Diamond: the search for our true self. Father Rohr likens our true self to a diamond buried deep within us. How we discern this great gift leads us to peace and transformation. Registration fee $45 includes book.

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Christ, Storytelling, and You

April 25, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Come and enter into the Gospel stories that you may well be very familiar with but hear them and experience them differently through storytelling. Open your heart to the stories of your life and consider how you yourself may have had “Gospel-like” experiences that have fed your soul and awakened you to God’s love. Our day will revolve around the gift of story. How we often experience the Gospel and other scriptures as a reading but today we will try…

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May 2018

Series: Aging Gracefully: Exploring the Gift of Years

May 2, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until May 23, 2018

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Wednesday, May 2, 9, 16, and 23 “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 an exciting adventure. Come and explore the many aspects of aging from a spiritual viewpoint.   Registration fee $10 per session includes…

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Series: Aging Gracefully: Exploring the Gift of Years

May 9, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until May 23, 2018

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Wednesday, May 2, 9, 16, and 23 “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 an exciting adventure. Come and explore the many aspects of aging from a spiritual viewpoint.   Registration fee $10 per session includes…

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Journey with Mandala

May 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Experience the ancient practice of Mandala, a sacred form of circular art. Through creating mandalas, we connect our unconscious and conscious. Let the mind settle down. Be calm, relax and unwind. The final presentation will reveal intuition and insight, integrity of human existence and structure of the universe. No art experience is necessary. Registration fee $50 includes lunch and materials.

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Series: Aging Gracefully: Exploring the Gift of Years

May 16, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until May 23, 2018

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Wednesday, May 2, 9, 16, and 23 “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 an exciting adventure. Come and explore the many aspects of aging from a spiritual viewpoint.   Registration fee $10 per session includes…

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Series: Aging Gracefully: Exploring the Gift of Years

May 23, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until May 23, 2018

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Wednesday, May 2, 9, 16, and 23 “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 an exciting adventure. Come and explore the many aspects of aging from a spiritual viewpoint.   Registration fee $10 per session includes…

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July 2018

Service, a Saint and Spirituality

July 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Come out to the Woods and break the boredom of summer! Young people between the ages of 13 and 18 are invited to join in a fun day of learning about a saint and then volunteering on the grounds she actually walked! Service activities will range from visiting persons in health care to weeding … and everything in between! Parents and siblings can join for supper at 5:15 p.m. and Taizé prayer at 7 p.m.   Cost: Free for participants;…

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Summer Used Book Sale

July 28, 2018 - August 6, 2018
Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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July 28 – Aug 6; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (EDT) The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods will host a Summer Used Book Sale on July 28-August 6. The sale will take place in the Foley Room (Providence Spirituality and Conference Center conference room), located across the hall from Linden Leaf Gifts. Hosted by Linden Leaf Gifts, the sale features thousands of gently used books! Categories include gardening, spirituality, Bibles, novels, history, children’s books, health and wellness, crafting, and…

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