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Visiting Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Saint Mother Theodore Guérin: A Woman for All Time

By Sisters of Providence | August 20, 2018 |

Who was this woman we call Saint Mother Theodore? In 1840, leaving her home in France, she came to Indiana determined to be the face of God’s Providence to everyone…

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Rooted in Providence – love and devotion

By Sisters of Providence | July 12, 2018 |

A profile on the 2018 Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Donor Dinner Rooted in Providence award winners

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Updates from the Sisters of Providence summer 2018

By Sisters of Providence | May 25, 2018 |

New Providence Associate co-directors. Sister My Huong Pham transfers to the Sisters of Providence. Mats for the homeless and more! Read the latest news updates from the Sisters of Providence.

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A poem inspired by spring at the Woods

By Sheila Galvin | April 27, 2018 |

Reserves
Did Trees stand tall at your arrival?
Did Wind whisper a welcome in your ear?

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Motherhood and Our Lady of Providence

By Sister Mary Rita Griffin | April 15, 2018 |

I realized that I had become a bit disconnected with the fact that the way in which I completed daily tasks was an answer to God’s calling. We all reflected on how we were living out our vocation and further discussed the realities of motherhood, the challenges and immense rewards. We discussed healthy ways to find balance and gentle reminders like, ‘it was a bad day, not a bad life’.  We focused on the strength and genius of femininity.

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Frosty morning at the Woods

By Amy Miranda | March 14, 2018 |

We’ve had some beautiful frosty mornings lately at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Enjoy the view. It’s always a good time for a visit to these sacred Woods!

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Mecca of the Midwest by Jan Phillips

By Sisters of Providence | March 8, 2018 |

‘Abundance was all I saw, all I felt.’

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Virtual spiritual pilgrimage of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

By Amy Miranda | February 4, 2018 |

Take a spiritual and historic walk around some of the sacred spaces at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from the comfort of your armchair. We hope you enjoy reflecting on these sacred Woods.

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Visit the Woods

By Mary Riley | January 19, 2018 |

Whatever it is that draws you here, plan to spend time at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. We welcome you with open arms and hearts full of love.

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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 |

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

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SPs are merry presents at Light Your Way Christmas Parade

By Diane Weidenbenner | December 6, 2017 |

The Christmas season is a time to be merry and bright and the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are enthusiastic supporters of this tradition. Saturday night, the Sisters of…

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L’association Providence-Armor

By Jean Brown | November 15, 2017 |

We can all become honorary members of L’association Providence-Armor.

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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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