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A spirituality of justice and sustainability that sees God’s Providence as hope and healing for us and our world is alive and vibrant at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Come and sit in the Reflection Garden or under a giant tree or at the side of the lake, quietly absorbing it.

Our Individualized Earth Sabbatical Program allows people the opportunity to deepen the call of “hope and healing” for all creation. The tools for the program consist of physical labor on the farm, working with the animals, guided readings, videos, discussion groups, spiritual direction, art integration and time away in the straw bale retreat house.

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Private Earth Retreats: available by appointment.

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September 2017

Keeping Earth: Religious and Scientific Perspectives on the Environment

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Providence Hall Community Room, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Through the words of scientists and Popes, we examine the reality of the degradation of the planet; the moral imperative to take action; and the power of informed individual, to create change. Today science has given us a glimpse into a universe unimaginable only a few years ago.  With  new understandings comes the responsibility to reflect on how the attitudes and actions of the human community have placed much of that  life in great jeopardy.  We are called by scientists,…

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Fall Equinox Celebration

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Celebrate the beginning of each season with the word, symbol and sharing.

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October 2017

Harvest Hootenanny

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice garden, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876 + Google Map

Celebrate the fall harvest at the Harvest Hootenanny on Oct. 7 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Celebrate the fall harvest at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods with: storytelling around the fire, live music, cornhole, tomato toss, chicken bingo, hayrides, local BBQ, delicious sides made by the Butler's Pantry from organic vegetables grown at White Violet Center, a beer wagon and wine (cash bar), hanging out with new and old friends Different musicians performing all night! Entertainment Schedule announced closer to the event. All in…

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December 2017

Winter Solstice Celebration

December 21 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 pm EST
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Celebrate the beginning of each season with the word, symbol and sharing. Refreshments served.

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March 2018

Spring Equinox Celebration

March 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Celebrate the beginning of each season with the word, symbol and sharing. Refreshments served.

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June 2018

Summer Solstice Celebration

June 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, 1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
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Celebrate the beginning of each season with the word, symbol and sharing. Refreshments served.

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