Living a common life centered in the Gospel virtues of poverty, chastity, and obedience has opened and stretched me beyond my wildest imaginings.Read more
And in the 55 years I have been a Sister of Providence, I have discovered those possibilities have been imaginative and endless.Read more
‘My sisters and our associates invigorate me for whatever might lay ahead.’Read more
‘Without question, being a mom is the greatest joy of my life …’Read more
Come and See if life as a Sister of Providence might be for you on this weekend retreat at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.Read more
‘Give me, give us, this heart of Mother Theodore with which to treasure the power and promise of the cross.’Read more
Each day we get visitors, pilgrims and tour groups who explore the many wonderful things that are here for all to discover.Read more
Founded in 1840 by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana is a place to relax, reflect or pray. You can immerse yourself in our fascinating history and amazing architecture. Many of our buildings are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Take a guided group tour or a self-guided tour where you can explore at your own pace. There is plenty to do indoors such as visiting the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Gueirn, the Church of the Immaculate Conception and the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Animal and nature lovers will discover an abundance of trees and plants as well as a variety of creatures such as alpacas and chickens. You can do a little shopping and stop for a bite to eat. All are welcome.