Begin your visit at Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, the official welcome center at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. Our experienced staff will make your visit exceptional and memorable. Let us customize your visit with a guided tour that meets your needs and interests or travel at your own pace with a self-guided tour. Many guests enjoy the following tours:

Upon their arrival, the first thing Saint Mother Theodore and her companions did was seek out a Log Cabin Chapel, which would serve as their

INDOOR TOUR – Handicap Accessible

OUTDOOR TOUR – walk, car, or bus


  • Visit all of the sacred spaces on the indoor and outdoor tours, join the sisters for Mass and stay for lunch. Walk the beautiful grounds and also visit the alpacas.



Alpacas are located at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice.

  • In addition to the above tours, the White Violet Center offers hands-on educational on sustainable agriculture including the alpacas, gardens, orchards and even the nature trail. Additional activities are also available upon request.


Guided tours

Let a Sister of Providence or Providence Associate tell the story of these amazing women. When scheduled in advance, a group may also see a short movie about Mother Theodore. Many guests join the sisters for Mass and stay for lunch.

Self-guided tours

Check in a the reception desk at Providence Spirituality and Conference Center to obtain a map of the grounds. Visit all the inside and outside sites that are included in the guided tours.


Schedule a Tour

We are happy to customize your tour to meet your specific needs. Meal options are available onsite and outdoor transportation is available. For more information or to schedule a tour, please call Rita O’Donohue at 812-535-2945 or email

*Though an admission fee is not required for tours, a five dollar donation (per person) to the Sisters of Providence will be graciously accepted.