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Adopting Iggy

By Sisters of Providence | November 20, 2021 |

Our plan is to try and make this an annual trip to come see Iggy so he doesn’t forget that his Florida parents Love him very much!

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WVC teams with Arts Illiana for anniversary writing contest

By Jason Moon | June 24, 2021 |

‘This project started when we were talking about the 25th anniversary and brainstorming ideas to recognize the milestone’

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Save the date for these upcoming events!

By Jason Moon | June 23, 2021 |

We are excited to once again offer the many events, workshops and more that many people missed out on last year.

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Welcoming our 2021 WVC Summer Interns!

By Sister Mary Montgomery | June 20, 2021 |

I hope you have an opportunity to meet some of them!

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Kristen Kimery!

By Jason Moon | May 18, 2021 |

“I get to meet new people and learn more about the alpacas. I love it.”

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WVC Virtual Alpaca encounter set!

By Jason Moon | February 3, 2021 | Comments Off on WVC Virtual Alpaca encounter set!

Cost to attend is $15 plus an additional $10 for each alpaca ornament felting kit

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White Violet Center: Though the world may pause, life always moves forward

By Libby Robinette | September 9, 2020 |

While the world seemingly stands still, it has been reassuring to watch the life cycles of the farm continue to spin on. Winter still turned into spring, which still turned…

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Tony and the NIH: Our newest alpaca becomes a part of history

By Mary Riley | August 5, 2020 |

This past April, the Sisters of Providence were blessed with a bouncing bundle of alpaca joy, Raphael Anthony (aka Tony). It couldn’t have come at a better time. At this…

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Congregation names new alpaca Providence Raphael Anthony

By Jason Moon | May 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Congregation names new alpaca Providence Raphael Anthony

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, recently welcomed a new addition to its alpaca herd, Providence Raphael Anthony. Providence Raphael Anthony, “Tony” for short, was given this name…

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‘It was 20 years ago today …’

By Jason Moon | March 3, 2020 |

‘We were attracted to the combination of faith, justice, and environmental sustainability WVC and the Sisters of Providence offered.’

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WVC welcomes four new arrivals!

By Jason Moon | July 11, 2019 | Comments Off on WVC welcomes four new arrivals!

“All four of them are growing like weeds …”

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Memories of Providence Brittany (RIP)

By Jason Moon | October 26, 2018 |

‘She was a perfect beginning animal for us to make our early mistakes in raising alpacas’

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An important part of our sustainable agriculture program is our alpaca herd. Alpacas are wonderful animals that are full of personality. They are valued for their fiber which is warmer than wool, water resistant, hypoallergenic and very soft. Each spring our alpacas are sheared and the best of the fiber is spun into yarn. It is then knitted and crocheted into scarves, hats, and other garments. These items are then sold at Linden Leaf Gifts and The Farm Store at White Violet. We also mix their manure with leaves and kitchen scraps and use it to enrich the soil in our garden. Each year our alpacas get thousands of visitors. We also have an Adopt an Alpaca program which makes a great gift for all animal lovers.

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