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The SMWC alternative fall break group at London, Ontario

Alternative Fall Break Trip

As the name suggests, you can join us during fall break for a week of service, prayer, fellowship, and fun.

Group photo in front of the Houston skyline

Alternative Spring Break Trip

Spend your spring break helping others. Those who have joined us in the past say they intended to change lives, but in the end, the trip also changed theirs.

Dottie speaking during the Foundation Day Mass

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!

group of students holding a bible

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 5 p.m. Tuesdays in O’Shag.

Church of Immaculate Conception with we heart our sisters of providence on top

Activities and events with the Sisters of Providence

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 Campus Ministry if you are interested.

Students grafting cucumbers

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 Campus Ministry regarding times and opportunities for service here!

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Taize Prayer – 7:00 pm, 2nd Tuesday of the month, Church of the Immaculate Conception

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!

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.

Pray with a Sister

Feeling alone? Feeling helpless? A Sister would pray with you. If you submit your name to Campus Ministry, 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.

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.

Are you interested in getting involved?

Contact Campus Ministry at campusministry@smwc.edu.