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Sign this letter!

By Sisters of Providence | January 11, 2018 |

The Leadership Team of the Sisters of Providence has signed on to this letter, which will be sent to Indiana’s Senators and Representatives regarding the Dream Act. According to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, letters will be sent to Congressional delegations in six states, including Missouri, Michigan, Indiana, Florida, Virginia and Pennsylvania. When you…

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Both, And

By Katrina Welborn | October 5, 2017 |

Let’s not divide ourselves in another way. Don’t we have enough division? Both sides have something in common: We are tired of this and we want our world to be different.

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No time for despair: climate change reality

By Lorrie Heber | May 9, 2017 |

So, why must we change? Drought, floods, fires, extreme weather, uninhabitable places, rising sea levels, species extinction, refugees, disease, food insecurity, inescapable heat … I could go on. Virtually nothing that we know about Earth is untouched by climate change. And no one.

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Earth Day Celebration at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

By Cheryl Casselman | April 12, 2017 |

Enjoy beautiful Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in all it’s spring splendor during the 19th Annual Earth Day Celebration 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. There is lots to see, do and learn; so check out the full schedule and more details.

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Heber to attend Al Gore’s climate change training

By Jason Moon | February 25, 2017 |

Conference to take place March 2-4, in Denver, Colorado

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Hoosier Green Light Award

By Cheryl Casselman | September 30, 2016 |

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice received a Hoosier Green Light Award presented by Sustainable Indiana 2016, an Earth Charter Indiana initiative, and was inducted into the Bicentennial Green Legacy Hall of Fame last night during a ceremony at the Vigo County Public Library in Terre Haute.

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Did you know … cloth diapering makes a difference?

By Cheryl Casselman | July 16, 2015 |

Did you know the Sisters of Providence sell cloth diapers in our gift shop at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods? Are you wondering why a religious order is selling cloth diapers?

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A living Land Ethic

By Sister Tracey Horan | October 22, 2014 |

True confessions of a former White Violet Center intern: staff meetings were sometimes a chance to daydream … but when we met to hear more about the Sisters of Providence Land Ethic I quickly found that this would not be that kind of staff meeting. This was big.

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Oil testing, drilling at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | October 18, 2013 |

Our current culture seems to tell us life’s struggle is all about good vs. evil and black-and-white decisions. The reality is that the hardest choices are those that aren’t clear-cut.
They’re the ones you can argue from either side but eventually must make based on only a slight edge. That is the kind of choice the Sisters of Providence had to make about whether to test for and drill for oil on our motherhouse land.

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Sisters of Providence and LCWR

By Diane Weidenbenner | August 15, 2012 |

In April, 1956, in the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican Congregation for Religious asked the U.S. sisters to form a national conference and in November, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) was born. (It was initially launched as the Conference of Major Superiors of Women but in 1971, the organization was renamed.) It is…

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Recycling: one way to encourage sustainability

By Cheryl Casselman | September 13, 2008 |

This article is reprinted from fall 2008 issue of HOPE. Need some inspiration for starting a home recycling program or to resurrect the one you started earlier this year? The list of products the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods recycle is long: everything from plastic, paper and aluminum to scrap iron, copper and steel.…

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Practical ways to make a difference

By Connie McCammon | September 13, 2008 |

This article is reprinted from fall 2008 issue of HOPE. Biomass, biodiesel fuel — these may be great for institutions, but how can individuals make an environmental difference? Sisters Florence Norton, Evelyn Ovalles and Mary Moloney share some practical ways that they are making a difference. The importance of water Growing up in the city,…

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