Pilgrimages

Are you interested in embarking on a journey with spiritual significance?

A pilgrimage to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is a great way to answer that call. We’ll work with you and your group to help create a special time for spiritual reflection while taking in all of the sacred, historical spaces.

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“It was a profound experience for those who participated.”

Sister Editha Ben, SP

about the 2017 Filipino pilgrimage

When you are on a pilgrimage, there are many beautiful and holy spaces you can visit.

If you are seeking more privacy to pray and meditate you can make your way to the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Providence, the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, the Shrine of St. Agnes, or the Shrine of St. Joseph.

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As a spiritual seeker you may like to explore our labyrinth.

The labyrinth represents a journey, a pilgrimage, a conscious taking of time to seek God. At first glance you might think that a labyrinth is a maze of winding paths. In reality, a labyrinth is a single path with one opening serving as both beginning and end. There are no “dead ends,” and there is no way to be lost. Your walk in the labyrinth should be a prayerful and meditative journey.

How can we help you?

We have a variety of ways to encourage Providence in your life.

  • Are you seeking spiritual direction?

    Find out how you can talk to a certified Spiritual Director.

  • Do you need inspiration?

    Find prayers and quotations that will help you on your journey.

  • Do you need prayer?

    Tell us how we can pray for you.

  • Do you need to get away?

    Reconnect with yourself and God in a retreat.

Upcoming events

Foundation Day Mass

October 22 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Join us as the Sisters of Providence recognize the heritage and honor the day Saint Mother Theodore Guerin – foundress of the Sisters of Providence – and her five companions first set foot upon the soil at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, on Oct. 22, 1840. Within one year, Saint Mother Theodore opened an Academy, now known as…

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Teen Volunteer opportunity

Are you 12-to-18 year olds? Come share your time and talents with our retired Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Nov
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Sunday at the Woods: Eating for a Better Climate

Learn how what we eat impacts global climate change and what you can do to eat for a healthier planet and for a healthier you! Taste foods and get recipes and tips to make your…

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Nov
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Art to Lift your Spirit!

October 2019 (EDT) – March 2020 (EDT/EST) Choose either the first Wednesday (9:30 a.m.) or the first Thursday (6:30 p.m.) of the month. (except for January when we will meet on the second Wednesday or…

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Get in touch

Use this form to contact Sister Jan about pilgrimages or you can contact her directly at 812‑535‑2925.

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