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Thank you for making amazing experiences possible

Posted on September 13, 2017 at 5:11 am by

Thank you to all who support the Sisters of Providence so people from all over the world can have meaningful experiences at a USDA certified organic farm in Indiana. I stopped by the orchard and the garden yesterday to get a few pictures that might give you a glimpse of the day-to-day on the farm. Continue reading

Sustainable living: beyond the basics

Posted on September 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm by

“Shop locally. Consider environment as a whole.” White Violet Center for Eco-Justice interns offer some practical tips. Continue reading

Alpaca farm open house Sept. 24, but that’s not all!

Posted on September 10, 2017 at 5:05 am by

One could easily spend the entire day enjoying Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Sunday, Sept. 24! Let us count the ways. Continue reading

Harvest Hootenanny Oct. 7

Posted on September 6, 2017 at 5:25 am by

About a month from now, we’ll be setting up rows of straw bales for seating, brushing off the flatbed trailer for the bands and stringing lights in the organic gardens at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for the 2017 Harvest Hootenanny!
It’s Saturday, Oct. 7! Continue reading

A little bit of Texas at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Posted on August 16, 2017 at 5:17 am by

Even though there aren’t as many Sisters of Providence educating in the classroom as previous decades, the sisters provide an exceptional outdoor classroom where interns are immersed in learning about sustainable agriculture at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.
Today, Elaine Haby, of Hondo, Texas, completes her three-month internship at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence. Continue reading

Final intern projects are from the heart

Posted on August 9, 2017 at 5:16 am by

Two interns at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice presented their final projects yesterday. Both projects came from the heart.

Internship opportunities can be anywhere from three months to 12 months and each intern completes a project of their choosing before they leave. Each project is as individual as each intern. They are always amazing and come with great stories of lessons learned. Continue reading

New White Violet Center internship program coordinator

Posted on August 1, 2017 at 4:43 pm by

The new internship program coordinator at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, knows the ministry well. Continue reading

Making it easier to get farm fresh produce and more

Posted on July 25, 2017 at 5:11 am by

Having fresh, organic vegetables grown at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods just got easier with the opening of the farm store at White Violet Center. Continue reading

Rainy day on and off the farm

Posted on July 12, 2017 at 5:04 am by

Tuesday was a rainy day in Vigo County, Indiana, but it didn’t mean everyone at the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice organic farm was sitting around twiddling their thumbs. Continue reading

Sustainable farm living and learning

Posted on July 6, 2017 at 3:52 pm by

Interns from New Jersey, Texas, Chicago, California, Louisiana and Indiana living and learning at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice this summer. Continue reading

Go out and make a difference

Posted on June 8, 2017 at 5:10 am by

Being a sister doesn’t ensure my going to heaven or living a hurt-free or pain-free life. It does not give me prestige or pay a six-figure salary. On the contrary, I have no earthly idea where the pursuit will take me, but I am learning to trust in Providence. The Providence, which, our foundress Saint Mother Theodore reminds us, “has never failed us.” When I look at the person in the mirror, I like who I am becoming. Continue reading

No time for despair: climate change reality

Posted on May 9, 2017 at 9:00 am by

So, why must we change? Drought, floods, fires, extreme weather, uninhabitable places, rising sea levels, species extinction, refugees, disease, food insecurity, inescapable heat … I could go on. Virtually nothing that we know about Earth is untouched by climate change. And no one. Continue reading

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