Welcome to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
The Sisters of Providence invite you to discover our home.
The Woods (that’s our nickname) is an extraordinary place. But don’t take our word for it! Experience it for yourself.
You’ll find a variety of experiences here at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
Rooted in spirituality, it’s the perfect place to relax, reflect or pray. You can immerse yourself in our fascinating history and amazing architecture. Animal and nature lovers will discover an abundance of trees and plants as well as a variety of creatures such as alpacas and chickens. You can do a little shopping and stop for a bite to eat. All are welcome.
There’s always something going on at the Woods.
Check out our events, programs and workshops.
Join us for a fun family day filled with alpacas, hayrides, children’s activities, fiber demos (felting, spinning, weaving and knitting), farm and 4H demonstrations, videos and more. Learn about the history of farming at the Woods from 1840 to today, which has included dairy cows, a bakery and cannery, chickens, gardens and alpacas. Learn also…Read More
Celebrate the feast day of the Eighth American Saint by joining the Sisters of Providence and Providence Associates at the Eucharistic Liturgy on this special day.
That all may be one The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods invite you their monthly ecumenical Taizé prayer service held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on the second Tuesday of every month….
Give yourself some sacred space and time at this retreat day where we will contemplate gentleness, reflect upon Scripture quotes related to gentleness and let your own inner Spirit invite you to deepen the practice…
Your wedding or event deserves a special venue.
Whether you want casual or formal, large or small, we have the right space to accommodate all your needs.