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.
Explore this spiritual classic and introduction to prayer book “With Open Hands” by Henry Nouwen, internationally renowned priest and author, respected professor and beloved pastor. Each week, we will discuss themes throughout the book which include acceptance, compassion, silence, hope and prophetic criticism. See how you can reinvigorate your prayer life with the words of…Read More
The Sisters of Providence invite all high school and middle school aged students to spend some time volunteering with elders at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods this summer. June 3-6 and 10-13, 2019. Bring a smile to someone’s...
Slow down and unplug at this hour-long service that began in Taizé, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France. Each service includes prayer, simple beautiful music, a time for silence and inspirational readings. Songs are sung many times over...
This Father’s Day, bring the whole family on this 1.5 mile, guided tour of the nature trail and cosmic walk at the Woods. Learn how we help manage the forest and care for this vitally...
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.