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Necessity gave birth to online ordering, curbside pickup

By Mary Riley | April 29, 2020 |

“Necessity is the mother of invention” – Plato and “The only constant in life is change”-Heraclitus seems to be the collective mantras of everyone these days. We are all trying to adapt rapidly just to keep up and stay safe. Shortly after the beginning of the pandemic, the Sisters of Providence knew they had to…

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This Christmas, shop small and support the Sisters of Providence

By Mary Riley | November 26, 2019 |

Tis’ the season and soon it will be time to exchange gifts with family, friends and loved ones. But did you know your holiday shopping could make a difference for the Sisters of Providence? Anytime you purchase merchandise from our two stores, Linden Leaf Gifts and the Farm Store at White Violet, you are supporting…

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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 autumnal hues of yellow, orange and red.  There are still plenty of warm days where you can wander outside and visit the many beautiful and…

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Art, an enduring legacy at the Woods

By Sister Donna Butler | September 8, 2018 |

On this particular day it was a painting done at Saint Mary of-the-Woods in 1898 by his grandmother, Mary Ray McCoy that brought Robert Kirkpatrick Jr., his brother, Jay and sister-in-law, Carole to visit for the first time.

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Empowering women, changing lives: Fair Trade meets Mother Theodore

By Joan Frisz | October 21, 2017 |

The core values of Global Mamas (and Fair Trade, in general) are consistent with the core values enumerated by the Sisters of Providence, namely:
• Focusing on the common good (Love);
• Working to alleviate the suffering of others in some direct way (Mercy);
• Endeavoring to ensure fair and equitable treatment for all (Justice);
• Using Earth’s resources in a sustainable manner (Care for Creation); and
• Working together for the good of the whole (Community).

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Sister Rosemary wants your books

By Mary Riley | May 23, 2017 |

Twice a year Linden Leaf Gifts holds a used book sale and Sister Rosemary has been a key person in the planning and organization.

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Fair Trade: products that improve the lives of people on the margins

By Mary Riley | January 11, 2017 |

Linden Leaf Gifts is a store that worries less about keeping the lights on and more about how to bring light into the lives of marginalized people. As a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, Linden Leaf Gifts measures success a little differently than most retail stores. Success is derived also from the difference it can make in the lives of people that provide the unique products sold there.

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A tangible reminder of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sister Rosemary Borntrager | May 27, 2016 |

As the tourist/pilgrim continues through the Shrine area after leaving the Shrine Chapel, she or he seems sent out by Saint Mother Theodore “as birds from the nest” into the world of today and is introduced to our various ministries. At the very end as they are leaving there we all are – Sisters and Associates – waving goodbye to them. They also are being sent out to carry on Saint Mother Theodore’s mission and the ministry in their own lives and their own areas of the world. Linden Leaf Gifts gives them the opportunity to take back with them a tangible reminder of this experience.

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An unpublished note from Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Amy Miranda | May 24, 2016 |

Did you know there’s more from Saint Mother Theodore? The Archives department for the Sisters of Providence has several of Saint Mother Theodore’s letters that were not included in Journals and Letters.

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The Golden Oldies!

By Jason Moon | May 19, 2016 |

Remember Sister Marie Brendan Harvey? What about “In God’s Providence?”

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Linden Leaf Gifts: Not just a store!

By Mary Riley | April 26, 2016 |

When you enter Linden Leaf Gifts you will find the religious goods you might expect. There are wonderful items with the image of Saint Mother Theodore and Our Lady of Providence that will inspire you.

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‘World Day of Social Justice’

By Sister Donna Butler | February 20, 2015 |

This year’s theme is fair trade

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