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Congregation names new alpaca Providence Raphael Anthony

Welcome Providence Raphael Anthony

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, recently welcomed a new addition to its alpaca herd, Providence Raphael Anthony.

Providence Raphael Anthony, “Tony” for short, was given this name in honor of Archangel Saint Raphael, the patron saint of nurses, doctors, and medical workers, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease at the National Institute of Health.

He was born on Sunday, April. 26.

The alpaca herd is part of the Congregation’s ministry, White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, and has been since 1998. Currently, there are 38 alpacas at White Violet Center. The Congregation chose to have alpacas to fit with their values and commitment to Earth.

Visitors are reminded that all buildings on campus are still closed to the public and social distancing guidelines must be maintained while outdoors.

The Sisters of Providence are a Roman Catholic Congregation of Women Religious founded by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin in 1840. The Congregation of nearly 260 women religious and more than 280 Providence Associates collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their Motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind.

Pope John Paul II beatified Saint Mother Theodore Guerin on Oct. 25, 1998, and Pope Benedict XVI canonized her a Saint on Oct. 15, 2006.

Today, the Sisters of Providence minister in 17 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice.

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About the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence, a Congregation of nearly 275 women religious, with more than 200 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 17 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries may be found at SistersofProvidence.org.

About White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, teaches, cares and inspires for all creation. More information about White Violet Center for Eco-Justice may be found at WhiteViolet.org.

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Jason Moon

Jason Moon serves as media relations manager for the Sisters of Providence. Previously, he spent more than 16 years in the newspaper industry.
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