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New name for Providence Spirituality and Conference Center helps clarify focus

By Amy Miranda | November 13, 2012 | Comments Off on New name for Providence Spirituality and Conference Center helps clarify focus

Providence Center at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. has a new name. As of October, the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods’ hospitality and welcoming center has been renamed the Providence Spirituality…

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New Log Cabin Chapel at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods to be dedicated and blessed on Saint Mother Theodore Guerin’s feast day, Oct. 3

By Sisters of Providence | September 28, 2012 | Comments Off on New Log Cabin Chapel at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods to be dedicated and blessed on Saint Mother Theodore Guerin’s feast day, Oct. 3

When Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and her five companions arrived late in the day on Oct. 22, 1840, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, history was in the making. On Wednesday, Oct. 3,…

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Young Crawfordsville man offers sacrifice and prayer in walking to Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sisters of Providence | April 5, 2012 | Comments Off on Young Crawfordsville man offers sacrifice and prayer in walking to Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

“Ahh, I’m here.” And with that sigh of relief, Andrew Domini went to his knees and crawled the last 90-plus feet of his journey toward the sanctuary of the Church…

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Stations of the Cross at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

By Cheryl Casselman | April 3, 2012 |

Some of the first items installed in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods were the Stations of the Cross. They were made in Munich, Germany. The Stations…

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First chapel to be re-created at SMW

By Dave Cox | September 19, 2011 |

No worries if you’re not a history buff. The re-creation of the first log cabin chapel at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods will still be cool. Several years in the making, an authentic…

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First chapel visited by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin on her arrival at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods to be re-created

By Sisters of Providence | September 14, 2011 | Comments Off on First chapel visited by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin on her arrival at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods to be re-created

A log cabin once stood with its sibling inside a Southern Indiana barn that was rotting away and was destined for bulldozing. Owensville, Ind., resident Faye Masterson, who loves to…

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Sister Jan Craven new coordinator for Saint Mother Theodore Guerin shrine

By Sisters of Providence | February 23, 2011 | Comments Off on Sister Jan Craven new coordinator for Saint Mother Theodore Guerin shrine

Sister Jan Craven, a member of the Sisters of Providence for nearly 32 years and a member of the Youngstown Ursulines for 10 years, has been named coordinator of the…

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Sisters of Providence host national shrine, pilgrimage leaders

By Sisters of Providence | November 11, 2010 | Comments Off on Sisters of Providence host national shrine, pilgrimage leaders

Twenty-six members of the National Association of Shrine and Pilgrimages Apostolate (NASPA) gathered at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., Nov. 8-11 for their annual convention. The Sisters of Providence hosted the convention.…

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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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