White Violet Center for Eco-Justice
Goal of Program
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice founded by the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana exists to teach, care, and inspire for all Creation. Grounded in an understanding of Providence Spirituality as hope and healing, the center offers leadership and education in the preservation, restoration and reverent use of all natural resources.
Type of Placement
We offer an immersion experience in sustainable farming. Participants get to work in our organic garden and orchard and with our herd of alpacas and flock of chickens. If a participant is interested in discerning the possibility of religious life, the Sisters of Providence are happy to provide needed resources, including spiritual direction.
Saint Mary of the Woods, Indiana. Ten minutes outside of Terre Haute, Indiana. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is home to White Violet Center for Eco-Justice with certified organic farmland and gardens, a herd of alpacas, classified forests, bees, chickens and more. It is also home to the motherhouse of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, the spiritual and physical home of the Congregation of Catholic women religious who created and sponsor the ministry. In addition, it is the location of the national shrine of the Congregation's foundress, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin.
Three months to one year.
up to 8 interns/volunteers
Application process and interview; no experience necessary, but a strong desire to learn about eco-spirituality, sustainability, and sustainable farming.
Housing (includes laundry and cleaning supplies), one meal per day, $150/month stipend, seasonal produce from our gardens.
Private on-campus 8-bedroom residence hall, including living room, dining room, full kitchen, laundry room.
The program is designed to be an educational experience Training is provided.
Applications accepted year round.
Sister Mary Montgomery
1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, 47876
Phone: 812 535-2932
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