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Visiting Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Transformed by these Woods

By Sister Lisa Stallings | January 15, 2016 |

“I don’t know what it is — there’s just something about the Woods.”
These are familiar sentiments for people who have lived or worked at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Most of us have heard these things. And most of us have said them ourselves. Sister Lisa Stallings reflects on the transforming power of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Renewing spiritually at the Woods

By Mary Riley | January 13, 2016 |

Ruth isn’t exactly sure what made her choose Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for her week-long retreat. She only knows “God wanted me there.”

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What can these Woods offer you?

By Diane Weidenbenner | January 13, 2016 |

The Jubilee Year of Mercy began Dec. 8, 2015, the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council. What will you do this year to grow in your faith? To strengthen both charitable works and social justice at home and as part of your faith community? Maybe a visit to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods can help you on your way.

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Our Lady of Providence Shrine celebrates 90 years

By Sister Tracey Horan | October 15, 2015 |

Learn how Jesus mother Mary came to be honored under the title of Our Lady of Providence, Queen of the Home, in a shrine at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Retired sisters share Saint Mother Theodore and her home

By Jena Thralls | October 15, 2015 |

“When I think of the challenges facing our Congregation today … it may seem like all appearances are against a vibrant future. I am called to remember what the six founding sisters faced, and that deepens my faith and trust in Providence.”

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A family pilgrimage to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

By Ruby Sanju Joseph | June 30, 2015 |

“Are those violets, mama?” my son asked looking at the beautiful, violet colored blossoms in our neighbor’s garden.  This was our family’s first spring in the US and violets are quite alien…

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This group was special because …

By Rita O'Donohue | February 3, 2015 |

St. Francis and Clare of Greenwood, Indiana visited Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in recent weeks and learned about the Sisters of Providence!

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Celebrating a new shrine for Saint Mother Theodore

By Paul Beel | January 13, 2015 |

October of 2014 was a month of celebration at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, with the grand celebration of the opening of the shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and the festivities leading up to it. See some photos here.

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Shrine for Saint Mother Theodore Guerin opens

By Jason Moon | October 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Shrine for Saint Mother Theodore Guerin opens

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, welcomed hundreds of visitors from all walks of life on Saturday as the Shrine for Saint Mother Theodore Guerin was officially opened,…

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A legacy of hospitality

By Sister Ann Casper | October 14, 2014 |

Hospitality is a tradition the Sisters of Providence take to heart. Says one recent guest, “I soon found out that staying at Owens was like having 30 moms around me. I felt so safe, so accepted and secure. They even leave things at my bedroom door: a poem I might enjoy, a fresh-baked muffin, a cup of homemade soup, a book to read. They ask about my day.”

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Dioramas receive ‘makeover’

By Jason Moon | August 19, 2014 | Comments Off on Dioramas receive ‘makeover’

Dioramas tell story of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and the Sisters of Providence in 12 steps

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Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore coming to life

By Jason Moon | July 18, 2014 | Comments Off on Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore coming to life

Public open house scheduled for 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25

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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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