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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 point we were several weeks into our “shelter in place” period, so having new life come forth was just the little shot of joy we…

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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 bees. They help pollinate crops, make honey, and are a welcome sign of a healthy biome. But did you know our love for bees extends…

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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 have yet another opportunity to offer our certified organic produce and other products to our community. The Terre Haute Summer Market begins Saturday, June 6,…

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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 recently proclaimed. Pope Francis says, “It is no longer enough to speak only of the integrity of ecosystems. We have to dare to speak of…

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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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Necessity gave birth to online ordering, curbside pickup

By Mary Riley | April 29, 2020 |

“Necessity is the mother of invention” – Plato and “The only constant in life is change”-Heraclitus seems to be the collective mantras of everyone these days. We are all trying to adapt rapidly just to keep up and stay safe. Shortly after the beginning of the pandemic, the Sisters of Providence knew they had to…

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Farmer Tara from White Violet Center reads to the alpacas

By Mary Riley | April 27, 2020 |

Farmer Tara reads Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney to our baby alpacas, or crias as they are known in their first year. People often confuse llamas and alpacas. They are “cousins” and do share some similarities.

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A Prayer for Arbor Day, April 24, 2020

By Sister Maureen Abbott | April 22, 2020 |

Continue to encircle us in your divine compassion and love as we seek to walk in your ways

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Today is Monday in case you were wondering.

By Mary Riley | April 20, 2020 |

In normal times there is hardly a day that goes by where most people don’t at least once refer to their calendar. At the very minimum you usually know what day of the week it is. Of course these are not normal times. The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way we view time and…

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Farmer Tara from White Violet Center reads Chicken Big to our little chickens

By Mary Riley | April 10, 2020 |

Farmer Tara reads Chicken Big by Keith Graves to our little chickens. Can you tell when the chicken trips over the microphone cord? 😉

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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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