News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 8, 2013

A night of prayer

Special to the Tribune-Star

ST. MARY-OF-THE-WOODS — The Sisters of Providence invite the public to another Taizé prayer event at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods to reflect on the joys and wonders of the river through prayer at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

The theme for the free monthly prayer, “Flowing River,” will focus on the beauty of the river.

“Who hasn’t put their feet into a flowing river and come away feeling refreshed and renewed,” said Sister Paula Damiano, director of retreats and programs for Providence Spirituality and Conference Center.

Taizé prayers include song, silence and scripture, a Christian prayer style not particular to any one denomination.Taizé prayer services themed to the 2013 Year of the River celebration will continue on the second Tuesday of each month this year.

For more information, contact 812-535-2926 or pdamiano@ or visit


Martinsville Bible Church will host “Teen Girl Retreat: Sacred,” from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on June 29.

All teen girls in the area are invited to the one-day retreat for games, Bible study, crafts, food and fellowship. Session include “What is Holiness?,” “Holy Hands, Holy Mouth, Holy Mind” and “Restoring Holiness.”

The cost is $10 to cover meals and supplies. Scholarships are available for girls unable to pay the registration fee.

To register, call 217-382-4370. The church is at 509 Ridgelawn Road, in Martinsville, Ill.