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A historical look at The Church of the Immaculate Conception

By Jason Moon | October 12, 2018 |

With the upcoming Fall Architectural Tour at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods coming soon, we thought it might be of interest to take a look at some of the buildings that contributed to…

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Fall in love with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

By Mary Riley | September 18, 2018 |

It’s hard to pick a favorite season to visit Saint Mary-of-the-Woods – but fall is really spectacular. The foliage is changing from its’ summer greens to an array of brilliant…

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Youth, elders learn from each other

By Sister Cathy Campbell | September 12, 2018 |

After visiting with Sister Marceline Mattingly, age 102, Jolyssa Cortez wrote: “I asked her in what year she was born and she said, ‘1915.’ I think that is amazing because she lived through so much history in her life. She said the most amazing part of the history she lived was seeing the technology industry grow. After my visit, I felt like a whole new person.”

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Women share why they are exploring life as a Sister of Providence

By Sister Editha Ben | August 24, 2018 |

“I like their deep and beautiful understanding of God — how it connects them to others, the Earth and art. There is so much life and creativity flooding from the SPs and it resonates with my soul. I also love their social justice.”

We are so blessed to be able to share with others the joy we find in our lives as Sisters of Providence. Please keep in your prayers these women and all others who are exploring where God is leading them.

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Updates from the Sisters of Providence summer 2018

By Sisters of Providence | May 25, 2018 |

New Providence Associate co-directors. Sister My Huong Pham transfers to the Sisters of Providence. Mats for the homeless and more! Read the latest news updates from the Sisters of Providence.

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Earth Day Festival & Craft Fair April 28 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

By Cheryl Casselman | April 20, 2018 |

If you haven’t experienced the Earth Day festival at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods you should really do all you can to make it this year — you will not be disappointed!

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Motherhood and Our Lady of Providence

By Sister Mary Rita Griffin | April 15, 2018 |

I realized that I had become a bit disconnected with the fact that the way in which I completed daily tasks was an answer to God’s calling. We all reflected on how we were living out our vocation and further discussed the realities of motherhood, the challenges and immense rewards. We discussed healthy ways to find balance and gentle reminders like, ‘it was a bad day, not a bad life’.  We focused on the strength and genius of femininity.

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SPs are merry presents at Light Your Way Christmas Parade

By Diane Weidenbenner | December 6, 2017 |

The Christmas season is a time to be merry and bright and the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are enthusiastic supporters of this tradition. Saturday night, the Sisters of…

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Keeping Earth: Religious and Scientific Perspectives on the Environment

By Sister Ann Sullivan | September 8, 2017 |

From the time of the first humans assessing where they were and who created them and their world, there has been an understanding that the Universe was created by the…

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Grieving gracefully into a future full of hope

By Sister Connie Kramer | April 13, 2016 |

Saint Mother Theodore once said, “Treat yourself as you treat others, with kindness and indulgence.” I firmly believe that, above all, to comfort oneself or another involves being gentle with oneself or another. It means allowing grief to be a teacher who reminds us that we are wired for resilience. We are meant to find meaning and purpose in life.

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Forgiveness and mercy

By Sister Jan Craven | April 13, 2016 |

Forgiveness is a process, and a slow one at that. We cannot rush forgiveness. If we do it becomes insincere. It takes time, patience and mercy and it is never an easy journey to make.

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A welcoming and fun space to discern your call

By Sister Corbin Hannah | March 22, 2016 |

This is what “Come and See” weekends with the Sisters of Providence have been for me. A supportive and relaxed environment where I could honestly discern my call to religious life. These weekends are opportunities to meet and talk with real sisters. A chance to spend time in prayer. They are a time to consider this life commitment with others like you.

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