Bikers Blessing set for May 2
The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are inviting all motorcycle riders to the upcoming “Bikers Blessing,” scheduled for 10:15 a.m., on Sunday, May 2, at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, kicking off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in the Wabash Valley.
Sisters Jan Craven and Paula Damiano, co-directors of Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, along with Father Daniel Hopcus, will facilitate the blessing and will pray for safety on the roads for all attending.
This is the third year the Congregation has conducted the blessing of the bikers and their motorcycles.
“There are so many motorcyclists out there,” Sister Paula said. “Blessings for motorcyclists happen in many places around the country and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods seemed like the perfect place to have a blessing.
“We’ve always considered our grounds ‘holy.’ Many persons come here to pray and ask for blessings, and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is a beautiful destination for riders.”
In addition, each rider and passenger will receive a special memento to carry on their travels.
While the blessing will take place, the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Blessed Sacrament Chapel and Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin are still not open to the public. Other buildings on campus also remain closed to the public as well.
There is no cost to attend the blessing, but registration would be appreciated. Online registration is available at here.