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Alpaca Encounter

By Mary Riley | March 26, 2022 |

Would you like to meet an alpaca? Join us for an up close encounter with our loveable alpacas on the White Violet farm.

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Baking Sourdough Bread

By Mary Riley | February 24, 2022 |

Learn sourdough bread-making basics (like why you don’t need yeast), tips and tricks for creating and maintaining starters and ideas for how to incorporate sourdough into a variety of other baked goods.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Sister Hang Tran!

By Jason Moon | November 29, 2021 |

‘I think it’s really necessary for me.’

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Adopting Iggy

By Sisters of Providence | November 20, 2021 |

Our plan is to try and make this an annual trip to come see Iggy so he doesn’t forget that his Florida parents Love him very much!

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Redecorating our Guest Room

By Lorrie Heber | October 20, 2021 |

This process will reinvigorate the existing growth

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Fall Floral Lunch and Learn

By Mary Riley | September 30, 2021 |

Out of an abundance of caution this event has been canceled.

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Fall Floral Lunch and Learn scheduled

By Jason Moon | September 7, 2021 |

“We will learn basic floral arranging principles and wreath making techniques using eco-friendly materials.”

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Season of Creation 2021 Prayer

By Sisters of Providence | September 1, 2021 |

We wanted to share this prayer from Season of Creation, the organization’s 2021 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which is September 1, 2021.

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Sisters of Providence partner with Bon Appetit

By Jason Moon | August 20, 2021 |

“This is a banquet space and we want to continue to grow the use of this space.”

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Sustainable farms show how Catholics can apply Laudato Si’ to their daily lives

By Jason Moon | June 25, 2021 |

In this recent article from National Catholic Reporter, White Violet Center for Eco-Justice Director Lorrie Heber talks about the Congregation’s sustainable farm and its commitment to climate justice.

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WVC teams with Arts Illiana for anniversary writing contest

By Jason Moon | June 24, 2021 |

‘This project started when we were talking about the 25th anniversary and brainstorming ideas to recognize the milestone’

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Save the date for these upcoming events!

By Jason Moon | June 23, 2021 |

We are excited to once again offer the many events, workshops and more that many people missed out on last year.

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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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