The Sisters of Providence motherhouse grounds at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods offer space for spiritual respite and renewal this fall during Woodscape: A Week at the Woods Retreat to be held from Nov. 8-13.

Would you like to get a “taste” of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, meet some Sisters of Providence and get an inside look at their way of life? We’d love to have you come for a visit!

Women ages 18-42 are invited to attend a one night get-to-know-us stay at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Your stay might include an evening of fireside story-telling with the Sisters of Providence, a tour of the motherhouse grounds, a chance to get to know our foundress, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, better. You might also visit White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (including our herd of alpacas!), Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, our beautiful Blessed Sacrament Chapel and more.

Your visit can be individualized to your needs and interests. And it can be arranged at a time that works for you. You are welcome to bring a friend or come as a small group. There is no charge for the overnight experience. Room and meals are provided.

To arrange your Taste of the Woods overnight experience at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods contact: Sister Editha Ben at 812-230-4771 or email