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  • October

    • 1: Harvest Celebration BBQ & Hootenanny

      White Violet Center Celebrate the fall harvest and White Violet Center’s 20th anniversary with: storytelling around the fire, live music, cornhole, tomato toss, chicken bingo, hayrides, local BBQ (Rick’s Smokehouse ribs, pulled pork, and hot dogs, Backroad’s cafe chicken and brisket), sides and  Continue Reading »

    • 3: Feast Day of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

      Saint Mother Theodore Guerin All are invited to participate in the festive liturgy marking Saint Mother Theodore’s feast at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

    • 5: Mother Theodore: Who Can Fill Her Shoes?

      Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Saint Mother Theodore Guerin began the journey, but what about the woman who carried on the mission? Learn about Saint Mother Theodore’s successor, Mother Mary Cecilia Bailly, and how she was able to step into the shoes of Indiana’s first  Continue Reading »

    • 6: Cooking a Feast

      White Violet Center This class focuses on planning and executing a great Thanksgiving meal, but really this sort of planning is good for any time you are expecting to feed a large number of folks – holidays, dinner parties, birthday parties, etc. The  Continue Reading »

    • 8: Providence Associate candidate orientation

      Providence Associates New Providence Associate candidates will gather with their companions for a day-long orientation on Oct. 8, 2016, in Providence Hall community room at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. For more  Continue Reading »

    • 8: Architectural Open House

      Sisters of Providence Discover—or rediscover—the majestic architecture of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. In celebration of the Indiana Bicentennial, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and the Sisters of Providence invite the community to an Historic Architecture Open House on October 8, 2016, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  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 »

    • 15: Praying with the Mystics of Assisi and Indiana

      Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Spend time exploring the lives and prayer of three amazing saints (St. Francis, St. Clare of Assisi and Saint Mother Theodore Guerin) who became so deeply united with God that with Paul they could proclaim – “No longer do I  Continue Reading »

    • 15: 12-Step Healing Retreat

      Providence Center Is there a person, situation, event, idea, conflict, or relationship that you cannot “manage” in your life? If you are ready and willing to accept that which is unmanageable in your life and allow the God of your understanding to  Continue Reading »

    • 15: Beginning Spinning

      White Violet Farm Alpacas This workshop is designed for absolute beginners who have no previous spinning experience. Participants can expect to learn how to spin their own wool yarn using a spinning wheel. Wheels and a sampling of fibers will be available for use,  Continue Reading »

    • 22: Song of My Heart Retreat

      Providence Center The ultimate treasure in us is the Power of Love … a love that cannot be silenced … the One Love in whom we dwell, as does every other bit of creation. On this 177th anniversary of the Sisters of  Continue Reading »

    • 29: Dance of the Spirit: Women’s Spirituality

      Providence Center “Dance of the Spirit: The Seven Steps of Women’s Spirituality” For generations, women’s spirituality was assumed to be the same as men’s. Maria Harris, in her book “Dance of the Spirit,” describes women’s spirituality as a dance, moving forward, backward  Continue Reading »

  • November

    • 3: Cooking 101: Get Cooking!

      White Violet Center Transition from “assembling” food from various pre-built components to actually cooking it yourself. In your own home. Safely and, hopefully, enjoyably. Learn basic knife skills and cutting techniques, basic cooking methods (i.e., sautéing, poaching, roasting, etc.), how to read a  Continue Reading »

    • 8: 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 »

    • 10: Cooking 102: Veggie Basics

      White Violet Center Learn the basics of vegetable cooking, including several cooking techniques (i.e., sautéing, blanching, steaming, boiling, and roasting), planning vegetable dishes, and what cooking methods work best with which vegetables. Come hungry! We will eat what we cook. Second class in  Continue Reading »

    • 12: Weaving: Make-and-Take Scarves

      White Violet Farm Alpacas Are you interested in weaving, but intimidated by learning how to set up a loom? Looking for a unique gift to make and give away during the holidays? This is the class for you! White Violet Center instructors will have  Continue Reading »

    • 12: Providence Associate first commitment ceremony

      Providence Associates The first commitment ceremony for new Providence Associates will be at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 12, 2016, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. During the liturgy many current Providence Associates will also be renewing their commitments.  Continue Reading »

    • 17: Cooking 103: Meat!

      White Violet Center Cooking 103 will take on something many new cooks find intimidating – cooking meat. Instruction will include: butchering a whole chicken, roasting, braising, searing and oven-finishing, proper seasoning techniques and safe meat handling procedures. The class will include dinner –  Continue Reading »

    • 19: Poetry as Spiritual Practice: Reading, Praying and Writing

      Providence Center Enjoy a day filled with reading, praying and writing poetry at beautiful Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. “Earth’s crammed with Heaven, and every common bush afire with God…” (Elizabeth Barrett Browning).

    • 19: The Feast of Our Lady of Providence

      Feast Days & Special Masses Join in the Feast of Our Lady of Providence by celebrating Eucharistic Liturgy with the Sisters of Providence.

  • December

    • 3: Celtic Spirituality with John O’Donohue

      Providence Center This retreat will explore the writings of the late John O’Donohue, the best known of the Irish poets of our day. Celtic spirituality is grounded in monasticism and the profound sense of community; a celebration of ordinariness–nothing is outside of  Continue Reading »

    • 10: Christmas Fun at the Woods

      Sisters of Providence Join the Sisters of Providence for a fun filled afternoon!   Children and adults are invited to spend the afternoon with the Sisters of Providence in a fun filled day at beautiful Saint Mary-of-the Woods. This year’s event is bigger and  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 »

    • 21: Winter Solstice Celebration

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

  • January

    • 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.