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White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

Celebrating Labor Day from a ‘different perspective’

By Sister Donna Butler | September 11, 2015 |

Thoughts were different this year

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Sister Tracey decides to “roll and trust the gravity of grace” as an SP novice

By Sister Tracey Horan | August 17, 2015 |

Sister Tracey Horan shares her experience as a postulant with the Sisters of Providence formation community.

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Blessing a summer harvest prayer ritual

By Diann Neu | August 4, 2015 |

Blessed are you, Life-giving Bread, for the wheat that we reap to make new bread. Bless the fruits of our labors. And bring us peace!

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Did you know we need volunteer knitters?

By Cheryl Casselman | July 16, 2015 |

Do you knit or crochet? Would you like to work with alpaca yarn as a volunteer? We would love to talk with you.

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Did you know … cloth diapering makes a difference?

By Cheryl Casselman | July 16, 2015 |

Did you know the Sisters of Providence sell cloth diapers in our gift shop at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods? Are you wondering why a religious order is selling cloth diapers?

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Resources for making healthy choices

By Lorrie Heber | April 20, 2015 |

As we all strive to make decisions to bring hope and healing to Earth community, here are some resources suggested by staff members at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence.

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Fuqua Park evolves

By Sister Cathy Campbell | April 20, 2015 |

Sister Jean Fuqua’s decades-long task of revisioning the area around St. Joseph’s Lake at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and calling others forward to help has resulted in restoration of the habitat and a beautiful space for the sisters to enjoy.

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Sister Ruth Johnson: kinship with creation

By Cheryl Casselman | April 20, 2015 |

“We have forced the planet to supply all our needs and given nothing in return — thus alienating our very life source and now the earth cries out in pain. How can we abandon that cry?”

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Care of Earth attracts new members

By Diane Weidenbenner | April 20, 2015 |

The Sisters of Providence ministry educating toward care for creation at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice is attracting young women to joining the Congregation.

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Sustainability midst the bustle

By Amy Miranda | April 18, 2015 |

How does one fit living an ecologically friendly lifestyle into the busyness of life? For Providence Associates Jennifer and Duane Drake, it’s about being gentle with themselves in the process.

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Cherishing creation

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | April 18, 2015 |

“Our promise in this time is to be God’s loving care for all creation, to be one of the ways God sustains life. We desire to live in right relationship with our Earth and with all that dwells on Earth.”

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Finding balance with sustainability

By Lorrie Heber | April 18, 2015 |

But failing to assess the full cost and the real “good” is a prime source of environmental, social and economic degradation and has long-term consequences for the viability of life on Earth. Finding balance with an eye to the long-term when weighing environmental, social and economic factors is at the very heart of achieving sustainability.

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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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