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Visiting Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Discovering the Woods: A visit from a fresh perspective

By Mary Riley | July 24, 2019 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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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Volunteer opportunity spotlight: Docent this sound amazing?

By Mary Riley | April 16, 2019 |

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…

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

By Mary Riley | March 11, 2019 |

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…

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Saint connects sisters across the ocean

By Amy Miranda | January 10, 2019 |

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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Memories of Providence Brittany (RIP)

By Jason Moon | October 26, 2018 |

‘She was a perfect beginning animal for us to make our early mistakes in raising alpacas’

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A historical look at The Church of the Immaculate Conception

By Jason Moon | October 12, 2018 |

With the upcoming Fall Architectural Tour at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods coming soon, we thought it might be of interest to take a look at some of the buildings that contributed to…

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Daughters of the Forest: Sisters of Providence commitment to the land

By Sisters of Providence | October 1, 2018 |

The Sisters of Providence share their story and their commitment to the Land Ethic and proper care and use of the land at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

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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…

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HOME, a place to nurture the well-being of others

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | September 13, 2018 |

It is rare that a Sister of Providence going to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods doesn’t say, “I’m going home.” It is rare that visitors to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods campus don’t remark on the…

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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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