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Shop, eat and stay at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods


The Farm Store at White Violet Center is a great place to pick up organic produce and other locally made items.


While you’re visiting, make sure you stop in Linden Leaf Gifts located in Providence Spirituality & Conference Center and The Farm Store at White Violet Center, both ministries of the Sisters of Providence.

In Linden Leaf Gifts, you can pick up a souvenir from your visit, a gift for someone special or maybe just something fun for yourself. Don’t miss hand-made items from the Sisters of Providence and Associates as well as many unique products made from local artisans. You’ll also find purses, jewelry, accessories and other amazing products from people in developing countries who are working hard to earn a fair wage. Don’t forget you can shop online anytime.

Do you need something for dinner? There’s nothing fresher than farm-to-table! Serve your family fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, grown at White Violet Center Farm the same day their picked. Stop at the The Farm Store and pick up seasonal produce and fresh eggs from our chickens. You’ll also find a variety of meat from a local farm, and an assortment of other wonderful products from local producers.


Sunday Brunch at O’Shaughnessy

Enjoy our award-winning Sunday Brunch offered most Sundays from 10:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Get more information here.

Other meals at O’Shaughnessy

O’Shaughnessy is a great place to grab a bite to eat when Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is in session. Visitors are welcome to eat with the students and enjoy a wide a variety of food which includes:

Fresh fruit and salads
Delicious, hot, home-style entrées
Freshly baked pizza and pasta
Deli choices served on freshly baked breads
New creations by our chef just for you
Ice cream and freshly baked desserts
Homemade soups

We Proudly Serve at SMWC

Starbucks - We Proudly ServeLocated in the Woods Student Center in Rooney Library, We Proudly Serve invites patrons to wake up and smell the fresh brewed selection of coffees or kick back and relax while you enjoy a fresh gourmet salad or hearty sandwich. For more information and store hours click here.


If you are interested in an overnight stay we might be able to help. You can reserve one of our three hermitages for a short stay or retreat. Availability is limited and they do book up fast. There is no charge but we do suggest a minimum donation of $50 per night to help cover the cost of maintaining these wonderful cabins. Scroll down for information about contacting us for reservations.

If you would like to stay nearby there are many hotels that offer a wide variety amenities and price points. For a complete list of area lodging click here.

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