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Resting on holy ground: new cremains burial options at the Woods

By Sister Ann Casper | May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

That seed has blossomed into a new outreach ministry for the Sisters of Providence. We will now receive for inurnment at the Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, the cremains of persons other than members of the Congregation.

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Thanking the Sisters through social media

By Jason Moon | May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is only Thursday. If you haven’t had a chance yet and you’re still in school, thank your teacher today!

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A Sister Prom/Winter Dance!

By Sisters of Providence | February 3, 2019 | 3 Comments

January 31 was an opportunity for sisters’ night out! Destination: O’Shaughnessy Dining Room. Event: Sister Prom! The event was the brainchild of Ashley Fern, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College student, and some of her classmates, who invited the Sisters of Providence to mingle with the students on the dance floor. More than 30 sisters showed up, not…

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Sisters and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College: planting seeds of hope in a new generation

By Sister Cathy Campbell | January 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

A volunteer Sister of Providence companion is embedded with each group of students. The course takes students on tours of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and more.

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What brings you here?

By Amy Miranda | October 25, 2018 | 2 Comments

Renewing spirituality, searching for an action-oriented faith community, finding ministry support, coming home to old friends. The new Providence Associate candidates reasons for starting a journey with the Sisters of Providence are as varied as the women and men themselves.

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Art, an enduring legacy at the Woods

By Sister Donna Butler | September 8, 2018 | 2 Comments

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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Remembering Sister Kathryn McNulty

By Jason Moon | August 24, 2018 | 4 Comments

‘She was definitely a people person … She was welcoming, no matter how lousy she felt’

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Sister Ellen Cunningham receives SMTG Award

By Jason Moon | May 26, 2018 | 2 Comments

‘I am honored to be in their company.’

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We need their love for God: sisters influence former student’s lifework

By Amy Miranda | May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I have always said the Sisters of Providence were such a great influence on me as far as being an independent woman. They were very alive in the community and they shared themselves with us. They cared about the poor. And they cared about us. I just had a fabulous experience at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College largely because of them,” Kathy said.

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Volunteering can be addictive – cleaning statues in Providence Park

By Kymberli Huet Payonk | May 22, 2018 | 5 Comments

The Week of Service started as collaboration between the Sisters of Providence and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) as we jointly celebrated our 175th anniversary in 2015.  The SMWC Alumni Board of Directors worked with the sisters on it that very first year. They loved it so much that it has now become a yearly tradition.…

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Elegance on display: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods added to National Register of Historic Places

By Jason Moon | January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I thought, ‘it looks like a little piece of Europe was plunked down in the backwoods of Indiana.'”

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A look into the life and ministry of Sister Conrad Monrad

By Jason Moon | October 26, 2017 | 6 Comments

‘She was always calm, peaceful, looking at us straight in the eye, with her beautiful smile.’

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Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is the first ministry of the Sisters of Providence, founded by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and her companion sisters just months after they arrived in the United States in 1840. A vibrant college community located at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, the Sisters continue to sponsor the college.

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