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Make a seasonal wreath virtual workshop

By Mary Riley | October 8, 2020 |

Dress up your door and join us for this virtual hands-on workshop where you’ll make a seasonal wreath out of flowers and other natural materials from our White Violet Center…

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White Violet Center: Meet the new 2020 fall intern cohort

By Sister Mary Montgomery | September 14, 2020 |

A popular refrain within the Community of Providence is “Sacred Creation” by Rufino Zaragoza, OFM. “Sacred the land, sacred the water, sacred the sky, holy and true. Sacred all life,…

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White Violet Center: Though the world may pause, life always moves forward

By Libby Robinette | September 9, 2020 |

While the world seemingly stands still, it has been reassuring to watch the life cycles of the farm continue to spin on. Winter still turned into spring, which still turned…

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Complexity of Life and its Dependence on the Environment

By Sisters of Providence Political Engagement Team | August 31, 2020 |

As shepherds, we have the responsibility to protect the long-term living conditions of the planet, including the natural process of biological evolution.

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Reforestation is critical to meeting Paris Climate Change accord targets, research says

By Sisters of Providence Political Engagement Team | August 24, 2020 |

A survey of The Nature Conservancy’s reforestation work showed that much of it is associated with water quality co-benefits

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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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White Violet Center for Eco-Justice partners: B’s are the best!

By John Michael Elmore | June 23, 2020 |

“One can no more approach people without love than one can approach bees without care. Such is the quality of bees.”  ― Leo Tolstoy It’s no secret that gardeners love…

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Political Engagement Committee: Our Platform

By Sisters of Providence Political Engagement Team | June 10, 2020 |

This year is a pivotal year in the direction of our communities and our countries, no matter where we live

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White Violet Center: To market, to market jiggity jig

By Candace Minster | June 4, 2020 |

Just like grocery stores, farmers markets’ have been considered as providing essential services during this global pandemic. We are excited that the summer season is officially starting and that we…

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Life on the farm at White Violet Center: Meet our summer crop of interns

By Sister Mary Montgomery | June 3, 2020 |

It is the fifth Anniversary of Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home, the second encyclical of Pope Francis.  It is the beginning of the Year of Laudato Si…

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Letter to Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York

By Sisters of Providence | May 8, 2020 |

For these reasons and with all due respect we ask you to clarify your much-publicized praise for Mr. Trump’s leadership

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Prayer in this Time of Need

By Sister Paula Damiano | May 7, 2020 |

‘There were, and continue to be, many good things that have come from this time …’

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Teaching, caring, inspiring for all creation. A ministry of the Sisters of Providence, White Violet Center for Eco-Justice at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana was established in 1996. Here you’ll find a herd of alpacas, a flock of laying chickens, a 5-acre USDA certified organic garden, orchards, bee hives, a Farm Store, nature trail and internship opportunities.

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