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Celebrating our Volunteers!

By Jason Moon | April 23, 2021 |

‘It’s as simple as that. I love doing what I do.’

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My journey with Providence

By Cathy Lamperski Dearing | April 8, 2021 |

After my second visit to the Woods, she asked me, “Do you know anything about Providence Associates?” I was not familiar with an associate relationship with the Sisters of Providence. She invited me to consider becoming one. She provided me with information and brochures. Mostly, she provided me with encouragement and this excitement and enthusiasm about her community and its mission.

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Welcoming the Spring Equinox

By Sister Mary Moloney | March 19, 2021 |

As we celebrate Spring Equinox and begin spring gardening chores, we may want to think of gardening as prayer.

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Winter blues? Farmer Tara recommends a little friluftsliv!

By Tara Elmore | February 9, 2021 |

Norway has a word and cultural keystone called friluftsliv, which means “open air life.” It’s a celebrated tradition to dress for the weather.

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You can help bring a happy ending to restore St. Joseph’s Lake

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | January 11, 2021 |

The lake water disappeared. In February 2018, days and days of heavy rain caused several large trees to be torn loose from the earthen berm. When the trees fell, a section of the berm collapsed, allowing the lake water to “escape.”

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Reflections for Foundation Day 2020

By Sisters of Providence | October 30, 2020 |

We love these women who have so shaped our beloved community.

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By Sister Paula Damiano | September 23, 2020 |

We learned so much about ourselves as individuals, but had the added benefit of learning about one another.

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Chicago Fire star sends birthday wishes to daughter of legendary Chicago firefighter

By Sisters of Providence | August 24, 2020 |

During these unprecedented, challenging times, Estelle especially appreciated the time Kinney took to wish her well and acknowledge her military service

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Tony and the NIH: Our newest alpaca becomes a part of history

By Mary Riley | August 5, 2020 |

This past April, the Sisters of Providence were blessed with a bouncing bundle of alpaca joy, Raphael Anthony (aka Tony). It couldn’t have come at a better time. At this…

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‘What about the switchboard?’

By Amanda Maher | May 14, 2020 |

In the end, it was decided I would work from home and all calls would be routed to my cell phone

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COVID-19: ‘Lessons’ Learned

By Sister Ann Casper | April 26, 2020 |

This is the routine now

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Sister Barbara Battista: What does it mean to you to be a Catholic Sister today?

By Sister Barbara Battista | March 16, 2020 |

Living a common life centered in the Gospel virtues of poverty, chastity, and obedience has opened and stretched me beyond my wildest imaginings.

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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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