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National Shrine of Our Lady of Providence

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Providence is located in the vestibule of the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Providence is located in the vestibule of the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

The Our Lady of Providence ministry of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods exists to promote the humanness of Mary and her family of Joseph and Jesus. Through it the Sisters of Providence offer spiritual support and guidance for the real needs of families today.

Dedication to Mary under the title Our Lady of Providence began with the first shrine dedicated to her in Italy in 1664. In May 1925, the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods established the National Shrine of Our Lady of Providence in the United States. (Read more about the history of devotion to Our Lady of Providence.)

In April 2014, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Providence was rededicated in a new location, the vestibule of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Sisters of Providence and others gather at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Providence to pray for the many intentions sent to the shrine. Special prayers are offered for the needs of all families, asking for the protection and intercession of Our Lady of Providence as Queen of the Home.

We would also be happy to light a candle at the shrine. Click here for more information.

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