The Saint Anne Shell Chapel has walls paved entirely with shells gathered from the Wabash River in 1843

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is home to the Sisters of Providence, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Providence, and the shrine of Indiana’s first Saint, Mother Theodore Guerin. We invite you to learn the rich history and embrace spiritual renewal at the Woods.

Journey with a Saint

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin:
Walk the same grounds where Saint Mother Theodore Guerin overcame personal struggles to establish the Sisters of Providence and an academy that is now Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. 

We offer indoor, outdoor guided tours and self-guided tours for those who wish to travel at their own pace.

Welcome to the Woods!

Anyone can visit the Woods. Individuals, families, and groups of all faith traditions are welcome. Some of our common tour groups include:

  • Church Groups
  • School field trips
  • Confirmation classes
  • 4-H and Scout Troops
  • Community Groups and Women’s Auxiliaries
  • Senior Groups
  • Travel Clubs