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Visiting Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

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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Spring 2023 Come and See Retreat

By Amy Miranda | March 16, 2020 |

What is religious life like today? Come and See! Explore if you might be called to life as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Free weekend retreat April 14-16, 2023.

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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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Sister Cathy Campbell: What does it mean to you to be a Catholic Sister today?

By Sister Cathy Campbell | March 15, 2020 |

And in the 55 years I have been a Sister of Providence, I have discovered those possibilities have been imaginative and endless.

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Sister Dawn Tomaszewski: What it means to be a Catholic sister today

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | March 8, 2020 |

‘My sisters and our associates invigorate me for whatever might lay ahead.’

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‘It was 20 years ago today …’

By Jason Moon | March 3, 2020 |

‘We were attracted to the combination of faith, justice, and environmental sustainability WVC and the Sisters of Providence offered.’

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Lenten Psalm of Awakening

By Sister Kay Manley | February 20, 2020 |

Being joyful during Lent is expressed in our belief in triumph over evil, love over death.

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A Reflection for the Feast of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 3, 2019 |

‘Give me, give us, this heart of Mother Theodore with which to treasure the power and promise of the cross.’

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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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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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