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Seek your answers through prayer: fall Come and See retreat

By Amy Miranda | October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

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Discovering the Woods: A visit from a fresh perspective

By Mary Riley | July 24, 2019 | 2 Comments

Each day we get visitors, pilgrims and tour groups who explore the many wonderful things that are here for all to discover.

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The joys of music

By Sharon Boyle | July 17, 2019 | 7 Comments

One morning, I said hello to a Sister of Providence resident, merely as a greeting. As I started to leave, she asked me to stay.

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Integrating art into prayer

By Sister Rosemary Schmalz | May 30, 2019 | 6 Comments

My goal is to offer participants opportunities to do “process art” and with it, suggestions on how to let it guide them in identifying what they yearn for and how the Spirit is leading them to respond

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Breathe in the Woods

By Kimberly Wright | May 17, 2019 | 3 Comments

As we think about spring, let’s reflect for a minute about the effect sunshine can have on our bodies, mind, and spirit

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Providence teen volunteer ministry: Earth Day Festival

By Amy Miranda | April 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Are you a 12 to 18 years old?
Share your time with the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
Visit with elder sisters and help them with activities such as Bingo, exercise, baking. Share your talents!

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Friday Food Fast Facts

By Sister Barbara Battista | April 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Perhaps you are interested in making a long-term commitment to the sustainability of our planet through meatless meals

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Volunteer opportunity spotlight: Docent this sound amazing?

By Mary Riley | April 16, 2019 | 1 Comment

April is National Volunteer Month. Follow along each week as we highlight some of the opportunities the Sisters of Providence have available. Are you a person who loves details? Do you like to tell stories? Can you walk backwards and talk at the same time? If so perhaps being a docent is the right volunteer…

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Here’s eight things you can do when you visit the Woods

By Mary Riley | March 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

What can you do when you visit the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods? You might be surprised. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Woods has something for everyone. Come and learn the amazing story of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, see the alpacas, enjoy Sunday Brunch, shop at Linden Leaf Gifts &…

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Looking forward to 2019!

By Sisters of Providence | January 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Sisters of Providence would like to share our deepest appreciation to all of our donors, volunteers and friends who helped make our 2018 special events and activities a great success. You helped us share Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and Saint Mother Theodore Guerin with thousands of visitors and pilgrims. You helped us provide educational and family-friendly…

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Saint connects sisters across the ocean

By Amy Miranda | January 10, 2019 | 1 Comment

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin is at the root of a special connection that still exists between the original Sisters of Providence in France and the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Hey teens! Make someone’s day this winter and spring

By Amy Miranda | November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hey teens, there are lots of benefits to volunteering with our retired sisters and health care residents this winter and fall. Read all about them and sign up to volunteer here!

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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.

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