Welcome to the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. Whether you are a returning visitor or you’ll be visiting us for the first time, you are welcome to visit our 1,200 beautiful wooded acres, The Linden Leaf Gift Shop, attend Mass (weekday or Sunday), join us for Sunday Brunch at O’Shaughnessy Dining Hall, visit the alpacas, have a picnic on the grass or just stroll the peaceful grounds. Visit for a few hours, a day or longer (housing options are available). The public is welcome! Here are just a few of the enjoyable areas and activities at the Woods:

Stations-of-the-Cross-and-Shrine-webTours and Pilgrimages

Take a tour of the sacred grounds, learn about the life and legacy of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and about self-sustainability! Tours can be spiritual and/or educational. This is a great place to spend a day with family, friends or classmates. A tour will be a great opportunity for you to learn about the attractions and sacred places on the grounds.


Providence Spirituality & Conference Center

The “welcome” center for the Sisters of Providence and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. The Providence Spirituality and Conference Center is a great venue for weddings and receptions, business retreats and more. It also includes the  Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Shrine and the National Shrine for Our Lady of Providence. You can also be sure to check out the unique souvenirs that the new Linden Leaf Gift Shop has to offer.


At the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Weekdays and Saturday, at 11:30 a.m.; Sundays, at 11 a.m. Learn more here.

Sunday Brunch 

At O’Shaughnessy Dining Hall – within Providence Spirituality & Conference Center. Learn more about Sunday Brunch.

Visiting sisters

Visiting with individual sisters is encouraged. Please fill out our Contact a Sister form or call 1-812-535-3131.

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

Home to our organic gardens, alpacas and sustainable living ministry.

Linden Leaf Gifts

Available for all of your unique gift-giving needs, located in Providence Spirituality & Conference Center. See information and hours here.


We’re located 10 minutes northwest of the Vigo County Courthouse, and 77 miles southwest of Indianapolis. See driving directions here.