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  • February

    • 25: Busy Moms’ Day Out

      Providence Center You probably have already heard it from your family and friends – take time for yourself! This one day retreat will give you the opportunity to finally take a pause in your busy life to learn and share with other moms.  Continue Reading »

    • 25: Bread Baking: Sourdough

      White Violet Center Sourdough breads are a delicious, nutritional treasure and are easier to make than you may think. Learn bread-making basics, tips and tricks for creating and maintaining starters, and ideas for how to incorporate sourdough into a variety of other baked  Continue Reading »

  • March

    • 4: Perfect Pastry at Home

      White Violet Center Fresh-baked pastries are one of life’s pure joys. Classic French croissants, pain au raisin (raisin bread), Danish kringles, empanadas, turnovers, éclairs — it seems like every culture on Earth has come up with a way to put as much butter  Continue Reading »

    • 10 - 12: Providence Associates spring retreat

      Providence Associates Living as Providence: Deepening our relationships A retreat at the Woods Providence Associates, Providence Candidate-Associates and Sisters of Providence — you are invited to come to our beloved Woods and refresh your spirit during the Providence Associates spring retreat March  Continue Reading »

    • 11: Bread Baking: Sourdough

      White Violet Center Sourdough breads are a delicious, nutritional treasure and are easier to make than you may think. Learn bread-making basics, tips and tricks for creating and maintaining starters, and ideas for how to incorporate sourdough into a variety of other baked  Continue Reading »

    • 14: Day of Reflection for Women Ministers

      Providence Center Join with other women ministers from the area to refresh your spirit. There will be time for quiet reflection, prayer and input. Taizé Prayer will conclude the day. Women pastors, ministers, hospital chaplains, campus ministers, faith formation directors ….. are  Continue Reading »

    • 14: Supper with the Sisters at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

      Vocations Good food, laughter, lively conversation and prayer. No pressure, no obligations. Just a chance to meet some Sisters of Providence and ask any questions you may have. Supper with the Sisters. March 14 or 22, 2017 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Get a glimpse of religious life and intentional community as lived by the sisters today. Continue reading

    • 14: Taizé Prayer

      Providence Center Taizé Prayer at the Woods 2017 Tuesday, Jan. 10 7-8 p.m. Church of the Immaculate Conception Praying for peace in the world and in our hearts The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods invite you their monthly ecumenical Taizé prayer service  Continue Reading »

    • 20: Spring Equinox Celebration

      White Violet Center We celebrate the beginning of Spring with the word, symbol and sharing. Refreshments are served.

    • 22: Supper with the Sisters at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

      Vocations Good food, laughter, lively conversation and prayer. No pressure, no obligations. Just a chance to meet some Sisters of Providence and ask any questions you may have. Supper with the Sisters. March 14 or 22, 2017 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Get a glimpse of religious life and intentional community as lived by the sisters today. Continue reading

    • 23: Single-Serve Cooking

      White Violet Center Cooking for one person can be incredibly frustrating, and often results in eating out or pre-packaged single-serving foods, damaging both our health and our pocketbooks. Recipes are never written for single-servings, and trying to edit recipes for one can end  Continue Reading »

    • 25: Intermediate Spinning

      White Violet Farm Alpacas This class is designed for people who have spun before, but are in need of further instruction, need a refresher course for their skills or are interested in trying different fibers, spinning or plying techniques. Participants should be able to  Continue Reading »

    • 31 - Apr 2: Live joyfully! Come and See retreat

      Vocations Live joyfully! The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, invite single Catholic women ages 18-42 to a Live Joyfully! retreat March 31-April 2, 2017, at beautiful, spirit-filled Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Come and See life as a Sister of Providence. Deepen your prayer life. Focus on living joyfully in the day-to-day. And explore where God is calling you. Continue reading

  • April

    • 1: Learn to Weave!

      White Violet Farm Alpacas Learn how to weave your own beautiful fabrics for scarves, table runners, napkins and more. You are limited only by your imagination! Students will learn how to weave on four-shaft floor looms and complete several mug rug coasters to take  Continue Reading »

    • 7 - 8: Preparing for Holy Week Retreat

      Saint Mother Theodore Guerin A time to reflect on the Liturgy of the Easter Vigil. Why all those readings? What is the significance of lighting a fire? Why do we wait until that night to baptize adults? It’s a long enough as it is!  Continue Reading »

    • 11: Taizé Prayer

      Providence Center Taizé Prayer at the Woods 2017 Tuesday, Jan. 10 7-8 p.m. Church of the Immaculate Conception Praying for peace in the world and in our hearts The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods invite you their monthly ecumenical Taizé prayer service  Continue Reading »

    • 14: Way of the Cross for Justice

      Peace & Justice Spend an hour recalling Jesus’ road to the cross and unite it with the justice struggles of our day. The Way of the Cross for Justice invites us to join together in order to nonviolently resist the injustices of our  Continue Reading »

    • 16: Easter Brunch

      Sunday Brunch Celebrate Easter at Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods! Attend Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, where all faith traditions are welcome, tour the grounds, visit with the alpacas and be sure to stop by Linden Leaf Gifts to make Easter gift-giving convenient and easy! The elegant, relaxing  Continue Reading »

    • 22: 19th Annual Earth Day Celebration

      White Violet Center Lots to learn and do at this jam-packed celebration of Earth. Bring the kids and enjoy the day. West Central Indiana’s largest and longest-running Earth Day celebration continues on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, near Terre Haute. Mini  Continue Reading »

    • 22: Bicycle Blessing

      Providence Center Welcome Spring! Bring your bicycle—two- or three-wheelers — for a special blessing for bikes and riders as we pray for safety, relaxation, and good health during Earth Day Celebration at the Woods! We’ll also pray for those who build, repair,  Continue Reading »

    • 27: International Salad Bowl

      White Violet Center Are you in a salad rut? Put down that bottled dressing and iceberg lettuce, and celebrate salad season with White Violet! Learn how to make salads from various countries including India, Thailand and Vietnam. Discover how to give lettuce a  Continue Reading »

    • 29: Mandala Workshop

      Providence Center Experience the ancient practice of Mandala, a sacred form of circular art. Through creating mandalas which are spiritual, joyful and meditative, we connect our unconscious and conscious. Let the mind settle down. Be calm, relax and unwind. The mandalas will  Continue Reading »

  • May

    • 4: Get Saucy: Making Delicious Sauces at Home

      White Violet Center There’s an old saying that haute cuisine is 90 percent presentation and 10 percent sauce, and that’s not far wrong. Sauces are delightfully easy to make and use in nearly every cooking occasion, from appetizers to desserts. A good sauce  Continue Reading »

    • 9: Taizé Prayer

      Providence Center Taizé Prayer at the Woods 2017 Tuesday, Jan. 10 7-8 p.m. Church of the Immaculate Conception Praying for peace in the world and in our hearts The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods invite you their monthly ecumenical Taizé prayer service  Continue Reading »

    • 14: Mother’s Day Brunch

      Sunday Brunch Enjoy a special Sunday Brunch extended menu in the elegant O’Shaughnessy Dining Room. Mother’s Day Brunch pricing: Adult ~ $23 Senior (55 and older) ~ $21 Military ~ $21 Child (4-11) ~ $12.50 Child (3 and under) ~ FREE Brunch prices  Continue Reading »

  • June

    • 13: Taizé Prayer

      Providence Center Taizé Prayer at the Woods 2017 Tuesday, Jan. 10 7-8 p.m. Church of the Immaculate Conception Praying for peace in the world and in our hearts The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods invite you their monthly ecumenical Taizé prayer service  Continue Reading »

    • 20: Summer Solstice Celebration

      White Violet Center We celebrate the beginning of each season with the word, symbol and sharing. Refreshments are served.

    • 22: Pizza! The Perfect Pie at Home

      White Violet Center Make show-stopping pizza at home without the big price tag and with exactly the ingredients you want! Learn the tricks to making a wide variety of pizzas, from Chicago-style deep dish to breakfast pizzas, and much in between. If you  Continue Reading »

    • 23 - 25: Providence Associate annual meeting

      Providence Associates All Providence Associates, Providence Associate candidates and Sisters of Providence are invited to attend the Providence Associates annual meeting from June 24-25, 2017, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Continue reading

  • July

    • 8: Herbal Salves Creams and Tinctures

      White Violet Center Learn the basic techniques to create various herbal preparations, including teas, salves, creams, tinctures, and poultices. Focus will be on preparation methods, and not on herbal diagnostics or uses of specific herbs. The class will be taught from the traditional  Continue Reading »

    • 11: Taizé Prayer

      Providence Center Taizé Prayer at the Woods 2017 Tuesday, Jan. 10 7-8 p.m. Church of the Immaculate Conception Praying for peace in the world and in our hearts The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods invite you their monthly ecumenical Taizé prayer service  Continue Reading »

    • 15: Dyeing Cotton and Plant-Based Yarns and Fibers

      White Violet Farm Alpacas Learn how to dye plant fibers in rainbow skeins in your very own colors! No previous experience needed. Get step-by-step instructions on how to hand paint your own beautiful skeins of cotton, rayon, Tencel®, linen and other plant fibers using  Continue Reading »

    • 29 - Aug 7: Annual Used Book Sale

      Providence Center The best used book sale in town! The Sisters of Providence Used Book Sale presented by Linden Leaf Gifts is July 29 – August 7, 2017, in Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Hours are 10 a.m.  Continue Reading »

    • 30 - Aug 7: Annual Used Book Sale

      Providence Center The best used book sale in town! The Sisters of Providence Used Book Sale presented by Linden Leaf Gifts is July 29 – August 7, 2017, in Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Hours are 10 a.m.  Continue Reading »

    • 30 - Aug 7: Annual Used Book Sale

      Providence Center The best used book sale in town! The Sisters of Providence Used Book Sale presented by Linden Leaf Gifts is July 29 – August 7, 2017, in Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Hours are 10 a.m.  Continue Reading »

  • August

    • 30 - Aug 7: Annual Used Book Sale

      Providence Center The best used book sale in town! The Sisters of Providence Used Book Sale presented by Linden Leaf Gifts is July 29 – August 7, 2017, in Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Hours are 10 a.m.  Continue Reading »

    • 30 - Aug 7: Annual Used Book Sale

      Providence Center The best used book sale in town! The Sisters of Providence Used Book Sale presented by Linden Leaf Gifts is July 29 – August 7, 2017, in Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Hours are 10 a.m.  Continue Reading »

    • 30 - Aug 7: Annual Used Book Sale

      Providence Center The best used book sale in town! The Sisters of Providence Used Book Sale presented by Linden Leaf Gifts is July 29 – August 7, 2017, in Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Hours are 10 a.m.  Continue Reading »