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White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

My secret life …

By Tom Balduf | April 17, 2015 |

Tom Balduf enjoys his time volunteering with the Sisters of Providence. Especially working in the Reflection Garden and spending time with the alpacas.

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Poetry: A tree in winter

By Sister Donna Butler | February 22, 2015 |

In the wintertime of my soul
barren branches stand stark
clothed in heaviness of ice
bestowed by winter night storm.

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A living Land Ethic

By Sister Tracey Horan | October 22, 2014 |

True confessions of a former White Violet Center intern: staff meetings were sometimes a chance to daydream … but when we met to hear more about the Sisters of Providence Land Ethic I quickly found that this would not be that kind of staff meeting. This was big.

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Lessons from an Ant

By Sister Carol Nolan | September 24, 2014 |

Surely, as becomes increasingly clear, if everything in the universe emerged from one burst of energy, our connectedness is truly radical.

The ants and the elephants, the trees and the mountains, the first person stepping off the Mayflower and the latest undocumented immigrant: we are all intrinsically part of one another.

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Sister Ann Sullivan celebrates golden jubilee

By Cheryl Casselman | July 16, 2014 |

Sister Ann Sullivan, founding director of White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, was one of 10 Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods who recently celebrated their 50th anniversary as members of the Congregation.

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Sisters of Providence ministry snapshot

By Amy Miranda | July 14, 2014 |

A peek at Sisters of Providence ministries today.

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From foodie to environmentalist

By Cheryl Casselman | June 23, 2014 |

“Being a foodie has made me an environmentalist,” she said. “I think that if you care about what you consume, you have to be mindful of the condition of our Earth on which it’s grown. I believe that carefully grown whole foods are the very basis of health. My greatest joys in life come when preparing and sharing great food with loved ones.”

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Recycling ‘the norm’ for Sisters of Providence

By Jason Moon | April 14, 2014 | Comments Off on Recycling ‘the norm’ for Sisters of Providence

In 1991, the Sisters of Providence teamed up with several other organizations, starting a coalition that was ahead of the curve at the time. Nearly 25 years later, the recycling…

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Heber joins WVC as new director

By Jason Moon | March 24, 2014 | Comments Off on Heber joins WVC as new director

Lorrie Heber stepping in to replace Sister Maureen Freeman

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Director hanging up her overalls

By Jason Moon | March 21, 2014 | Comments Off on Director hanging up her overalls

Sister Maureen Freeman stepping down as director of White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

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Tried and true farming techniques benefit Earth

By Cheryl Casselman | January 15, 2014 |

The best technology for the job isn’t always something from The Jetsons. Sometimes Little House on the Prairie methods still work best.

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Care of Earth in everyday life: Sisters Ellen Cunningham and Rosemary Nudd

By Cheryl Casselman | October 2, 2013 |

Sisters Rosemary Nudd, Ellen Cunningham and Dorothy Rasche walk the talk by living and demonstrating care of Earth in their everyday lives.

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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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