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White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

Let your surroundings inspire change

By Cheryl Casselman | June 4, 2016 |

This is my view as I write. I can sometimes take the sounds of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for granted, but in this moment I am paying attention to every bird’s song, frog’s croak and bee and mosquito buzz.

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Sisters of Providence “employ” special education students

By Cheryl Casselman | May 18, 2016 |

Thursday is my favorite day of the week. It peps me up knowing the weekend is still to come. But when my favorite day of the week includes inspirational young people, well, that’s just the icing on the high school graduation cake!

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Giving thanks to the ash trees on Arbor Day

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | April 29, 2016 |

I feel a need to say thanks, to find a way to acknowledge their importance

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Spring is here!

By Paul Beel | April 16, 2016 |

Can’t make the trip to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods right now? Enjoy spring at the Woods in these pictures.

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Human Rights Day: ‘I’m grateful I had the opportunity to participate’

By Jason Moon | March 15, 2016 |

“I am proud that the Sisters of Providence are one of the sponsors …”

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Farmworkers, consumers declare national boycott of Wendy’s

By Sister Donna Butler | March 9, 2016 |

The Fair Food Campaign is a highly respected, well monitored program

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Fair Food Campaign: The Super Bowl of Workers’ Rights

By Sister Donna Butler | February 17, 2016 |

As a consumer, you have a powerful voice

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A fresh connection

By Jason Moon | January 13, 2016 |

Thanks to a national program and a pair of keen eyes, students at St. Patrick’s School in Terre Haute, Indiana, have an opportunity to eat fresh, organic vegetables from White Violet Center for Eco-Justice during lunch.

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Growing at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

By Cheryl Casselman | January 13, 2016 |

“I was challenged to learn new things and accept new realities. I was surrounded by people who were patient and kind and who challenged me to be a better person,” said Providence Associate Kaitlyn Willy of her internship experience at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice.

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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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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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