A well-rounded education you’ll receive at SMWC includes eye-opening experiences from a variety of activities focusing on spirituality and social justice. Here are a few of the activities Campus Ministry offers students.
Alternative Fall Break Trip
As the name suggests, you can join us during fall break for a week of service, prayer, fellowship, and fun.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.