Campus Events

Alternative Fall Break Mission Trip

October 15th – 22nd during Fall Break, we will travel to Nazareth Farm in Appalachia for a week of service (construction), prayer, fellowship, and fun.

Alternative Spring Break Mission Trip

Let’s go to New Orleans for spring break (March 4-11)! We will take time to volunteer through the St. Bernard Project assisting the estimated 6,000 families who owned homes before Hurricane Katrina but still do not have the funds or resources necessary to rebuild.

College Worship

Celebrate being part of such an awesome community at SMWC by attending Mass or Communion Service with the student body! With student liturgical ministers, the music is lively and the setting is prayerful and inviting at the same time. Priests from the Terre Haute area will preside at the Masses and our wonderful Sisters of Providence will preside at the communion services. All are welcome – stay tuned for when these will take place!

Bible Study

Come to meditate and talk about the Word of God each week. It is intended to be a rejuvenating evening with Scripture to foster community and a deeper understanding of God. All denominations are welcome!

Small Group Sharing

Meet with a group of Woodsies each week to talk about the ups and downs of college life and how God is present in the madness. This faith-sharing group will meet Tuesdays at 5:00 PM in O’Shag.

Let’s Get with the Sisters!

These programs are sponsored by the Sisters of Providence (Sr. Editha Ben, SP, Vocations Director) and SMWC Campus Ministry.

Spiritual Direction

An opportunity to see a director regularly, (e.g., once a month) to discuss one’s spiritual life.  Sisters of Providence are available.  This program can help us find God in all things by seeing God’s love in our daily lives and by enabling us to develop an ever deepening personal relation with our God and creation.  Contact Andrea if you are interested.

White Violet Center

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, exists to foster a way of living that recognizes the interdependence of 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.  Stay tuned for announcements from Andrea regarding times and opportunities for service here!

Taize Prayer - 7:00 pm, 2nd Tuesday of the month, Big Church

The distinguishing marks in Taize prayer are repetition and silence.  What is unique to the prayer of Taize is the adaptation of the repetitive form to simple musical lines and core biblical texts that can be sung by a whole assembly of various nationalities, languages, and denominations.  Maintaining silence is simply holding oneself in a presence and letting Christ, through the Holy Spirit, pray in us.  This is an ecumenical prayer service…ALL ARE WELCOME! 

http://spsmw.org/event-details/taize-prayer/

Sister/Student Companion

This has been a practice with the Sisters of Providence and the SMWC students.  If interested, you’ll be paired with a Sister.  Both of you would agree how you can spend time together – visit, just chat, pray, play cards, share the Sister’s wisdom, learn some jokes, etc.  Campus Ministry will also provide planned programs, like Bingo and chili dinners, for you to participate with your sister.  Contact person: Andrea Beyke

Pray with a Sister

Feeling alone?  Feeling helpless?  A Sister would pray with you.  If you submit your name to Andrea, you will be contacted with a Sister’s name who will pray with you.  The Sister and you will decide when, where, and how to pray.

Vespers with Sisters

Pray with the Sisters of Providence in Owens Hall at 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. 

Shadow a Sister

Curious about the lives of religious sisters?  Experience the daily life of the religious by “shadowing” them in their daily life.  The focus is to spend time with one particular Sister of Providence for a day or few hours as your time allows.

Get Away for a Day

Want to be away from the dorm and have some solitude?  Make a reservation to stay in Owens Hall.  Experience some wonderful closeness to God.  A time for prayer…and listening to that ‘still small voice’ that rests in your heart.