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White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

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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Several Sisters of Providence share their Christmas wishes

By Dave Cox | December 14, 2012 |

Sisters of Providence may not sit on Santa’s plush lap or bended knee, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a wish or two to share with you for the…

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Praying for rain in a drought, other water issues

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | June 26, 2012 |

Being in drought conditions in our part of Indiana makes me think about water quite a bit – usually when I’m watering our garden. My meanderings take me to Scripture…

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Connecting with Creation

By Cheryl Casselman | May 15, 2012 |

This article is reprinted from the summer 2012 issue of HOPE The Sisters of Providence have been connecting with creation since their foundation more than 170 years ago. “We have…

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Pausing for prayer

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | January 31, 2012 |

The General Officers, the leadership team for the Sisters of Providence, met last week. Each day a different council member prepared and led the prayer. The day we reflected on…

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Sister of Providence illustrates book on “Alpacas and Bullying”

By Sisters of Providence | December 22, 2010 | Comments Off on Sister of Providence illustrates book on “Alpacas and Bullying”

“Alpacas and Bullying” is the title of a new magazine-size paperback book illustrated by Sister Ruth Johnson, a member of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, and written by…

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Sisters eating local food

By Cheryl Casselman | September 13, 2008 |

This article is reprinted from fall 2008 issue of HOPE. Exciting changes have been occurring in the Sisters of Providence Food Services Department at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Within the last few…

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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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