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  • December

    • 10: Sisters of Providence Bake Sale

      Sisters of Providence Stock up on homemade goodies this Christmas season at the Sisters of Providence Bake sale. Sisters of Providence, Providence Associates and friends will bake up treats and host the sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 10,  Continue Reading »

    • 10: Christmas Fun at the Woods

      Sisters of Providence Join the Sisters of Providence for a fun filled afternoon!  Kids and adults will enjoy crafts, games, face painting and cookie decorating.   You can also; Visit with Santa at the North Pole Zone. Take a hayride through our gardens.  Continue Reading »

    • 11: 3rd Sunday of Advent Mass

      Feast Days & Special Masses Advent begins on the fourth Sunday prior to Christmas (November 27 this year) and it is a time of preparation to celebrate the anniversary of the incarnate God of love coming into the world. Traditionally, the season is marked with  Continue Reading »

    • 11: Advent Vespers

      Feast Days & Special Masses Advent Vespers are scheduled on November 27, December 11 and December 18 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Vespers is the evening prayer of the Church. The sisters will gather at this time  Continue Reading »

    • 13: Taizé Prayer

      Providence Center The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods invite you their monthly ecumenical Taizé prayer service held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on the second Tuesday of every month in 2016 focusing on “Finding God in the Ordinary“. This  Continue Reading »

    • 18: 4th Sunday of Advent Mass

      Feast Days & Special Masses Advent begins on the fourth Sunday prior to Christmas (November 27 this year) and it is a time of preparation to celebrate the anniversary of the incarnate God of love coming into the world. Traditionally, the season is marked with  Continue Reading »

    • 18: Advent Vespers

      Feast Days & Special Masses Advent Vespers are scheduled on November 27, December 11 and December 18 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Vespers is the evening prayer of the Church. The sisters will gather at this time  Continue Reading »

    • 21: Winter Solstice Celebration

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

    • 24: Christmas Eve Mass

      Feast Days & Special Masses Join the Sisters of Providence for the Christmas Eve Mass which concludes the Advent Season at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. All liturgies are open to the public and to people of  Continue Reading »

    • 24: Christmas Eve Vigil Service

      Feast Days & Special Masses The Christmas Eve Festival of Lessons and Carols will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 24. Sisters of Providence and the wider community will gather for a reflective prayer service that includes scripture readings, prayer, instrumental  Continue Reading »

    • 25: Nativity of the Lord Mass

      Feast Days & Special Masses Christmas Day will be celebrated with Eucharistic Liturgy at 11 a.m. on December 25 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. All liturgies are open to the public and to people of all faith traditions. A prelude of  Continue Reading »

    • 30: Feast of the Holy Family Mass

      Feast Days & Special Masses On Friday, Dec. 30, the Sisters of Providence Congregation will celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family with Eucharistic Liturgy at 11:30 a.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. The Liturgy is open to people of all faith traditions.  Continue Reading »

  • January

    • 1: Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God Mass

      Feast Days & Special Masses On New Year’s Day, the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, Eucharist Liturgy will be at 11 a.m. in the Church of Immaculate Conception. It is open to people of all faith traditions.

    • 10: Taizé Prayer

      Providence Center The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods invite you their monthly ecumenical Taizé prayer service held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on the second Tuesday of every month in 2016 focusing on “Finding God in the Ordinary“. This  Continue Reading »

    • 14: 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 »

    • 21: The Power of Forgiveness

      Providence Center To forgive someone can be simple, but this simple act can have powerful consequences – and may lead to a personal and spiritual transformation. Forgiving ourselves is often the most difficult, life-changing and far-reaching act. Utilizing examples from Ground Zero,  Continue Reading »

  • February

    • 2: Art for the Spirit

      Providence Center Thursday, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017 – 9:30-11 a.m. in Providence Hall Activity Room at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods or – 7-8:30 p.m. in Terre Haute (place to be arranged). Participants may choose either. All times on EST. Through well planned  Continue Reading »

    • 4: Chickens 101: Cluck-A-Palooza!

      White Violet Center Chickens are an easy and delightful animal to keep, whether on a farm, a small homestead or just in your backyard. This class will cover the basics to help get anyone started in keeping a small flock of chickens (around  Continue Reading »

    • 9: Art for the Spirit

      Providence Center Thursday, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017 – 9:30-11 a.m. in Providence Hall Activity Room at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods or – 7-8:30 p.m. in Terre Haute (place to be arranged). Participants may choose either. All times on EST. Through well planned  Continue Reading »

    • 11: Alpaca 101: Fundamentals of Alpaca Husbandry

      White Violet Farm Alpacas A one-day workshop geared toward those who are thinking about owning alpacas or those new to the business. Topics include: herd health issues, injections, feed, barns and sheds, pasture care, toenails, developing goals, fiber, record keeping, nutrition, and 90 minutes  Continue Reading »

    • 14: Taizé Prayer

      Providence Center The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods invite you their monthly ecumenical Taizé prayer service held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on the second Tuesday of every month in 2016 focusing on “Finding God in the Ordinary“. This  Continue Reading »

    • 16: Art for the Spirit

      Providence Center Thursday, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017 – 9:30-11 a.m. in Providence Hall Activity Room at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods or – 7-8:30 p.m. in Terre Haute (place to be arranged). Participants may choose either. All times on EST. Through well planned  Continue Reading »

    • 17 - 19: Retreat for Busy Catholic Moms

      Providence Center Are you a busy mom wishing for time for quiet reflection? If “yes,” then this retreat is for you! Ignite your faith: Nurturing your spirit, heart, mind, and body! This retreat will include presentations from Danielle Bean’s “Momnipotent” program and  Continue Reading »

    • 18 - 20: Winter Used Book Sale

      Providence Center Saturday, February 18 to Monday, February 20. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST) while supplies last. The best used book sale in town! The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods will host a Winter Used Book Sale on February 18-20.  Continue Reading »

    • 23: Art for the Spirit

      Providence Center Thursday, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017 – 9:30-11 a.m. in Providence Hall Activity Room at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods or – 7-8:30 p.m. in Terre Haute (place to be arranged). Participants may choose either. All times on EST. Through well planned  Continue Reading »

    • 25: Busy Moms’ Day Out

      Providence Center Are you a busy mom wishing for quiet reflection time, as well as a desire for gaining wisdom from sharing with other moms? If “yes,” then this retreat is for you!

    • 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

    • 10: Providence Associates spring retreat

      Providence Associates The Providence Associate spring retreat is scheduled for March 10-12, 2017. The retreat is open to all Providence Associates, Providence Associate candidates and Sisters of Providence. More details will be added here as they become available.

    • 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: Taizé Prayer

      Providence Center The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods invite you their monthly ecumenical Taizé prayer service held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on the second Tuesday of every month in 2016 focusing on “Finding God in the Ordinary“. This  Continue Reading »

    • 20: Spring Equinox Celebration

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

    • 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: Come and See weekend

      Vocations Catholic women ages 18-42 are invited to attend the Come and See retreat weekend at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, this spring. Is God calling you to a life of prayer, service and advocacy as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods? Come and see. 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 The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods invite you their monthly ecumenical Taizé prayer service held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on the second Tuesday of every month in 2016 focusing on “Finding God in the Ordinary“. This  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 Music! Food! Crafts and handmade goods! 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  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 »