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White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

WVC to host an ‘Alpaca Encounter’

By Jason Moon | February 20, 2023 |

‘We have these encounters for educational group tours and it doesn’t matter what age.’

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Volunteer opportunities await at the Woods!

By Sarah Knoblock | February 6, 2023 |

For more information, email volunteer@spsmw.org or caLL 812-535-2878

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WVC to host in-person, virtual Sourdough Bread workshop

By Jason Moon | January 24, 2023 |

Cost is $45, which includes instruction materials and a starter

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jack Worley and 10 years of #AlpacaLove!

By Sarah Knoblock | November 18, 2022 |

‘All of the staff, interns and animals are so grateful to have his assistance.’

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Our commitment to Laudato Si’ Action Platform

By Climate Change Task Force | May 21, 2022 |

We are excited to represent the Providence Community to be part of Pope Francis’ call to address the most urgent needs plaguing Earth and the poor and to take this focus into our daily lives.

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Poem: Earth rising

By Sister Ruth Johnson | April 22, 2022 |

It is alive and clings to us in way we have forgotten

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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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Meet our newest alpaca, Providence Isabelle (Bella)

By Mary Riley | September 27, 2021 |

Welcome to the herd Bella! Our newest alpaca is spunky and the spitting image of her mother.

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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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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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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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