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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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Hey teens! Make someone’s day this winter and spring

By Amy Miranda | November 2, 2018 |

Hey teens, there are lots of benefits to volunteering with our retired sisters and health care residents this winter and fall. Read all about them and sign up to volunteer here!

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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 the National Register of Historic Places. Among those buildings is the Church of the Immaculate Conception. In her book, “The History of the Sisters of…

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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 autumnal hues of yellow, orange and red.  There are still plenty of warm days where you can wander outside and visit the many beautiful and…

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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 beauty, the peace and comfort they experience on the campus. It is rare that the Woods isn’t described as a special place or as welcoming.…

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Blessed Sacrament Chapel: transforming hearts through prayer

By Amy Miranda | September 12, 2018 |

“In this day and age and the world we live in — so fast moving — I believe prayer is very important, most important. I get back so much more than I ever give. I get a deeper faith. I’m just a better person for it. And it really gives me a lot of peace and comfort,” said Providence Associate Mickie Lane-Fredericks

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Art, an enduring legacy at the Woods

By Sister Donna Butler | September 8, 2018 |

On this particular day it was a painting done at Saint Mary of-the-Woods in 1898 by his grandmother, Mary Ray McCoy that brought Robert Kirkpatrick Jr., his brother, Jay and sister-in-law, Carole to visit for the first time.

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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 she encountered. She left a legacy of love, mercy and justice. What can we learn from her life to guide us in today’s world?

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Spend Sundays at the Woods!

By Jason Moon | August 20, 2018 |

Plan to take part in the programs, tours or workshops that will focus on a different aspect of life at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

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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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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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