News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 6, 2013

Celebrate the women in your life with The Living Rosary

News Release

---- — On Friday, May 10, join the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods for The Living Rosary and experience the grace and power many people have discovered by “praying by hand.”

This free family event will begin at 6:45 p.m. Weather permitting; the prayer will take place outdoors on the north campus at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, near the Marian shrine. Seating will be available. The Sisters of Providence individuals of all ages to pray a Living Rosary together.

The rosary has been a tool for prayer and meditation for almost as long as the Roman Catholic Church has existed. The word “rosary” comes from the Latin word rosarium, which means a rose garland, with the rose being one of the flowers used to symbolize the Virgin Mary.  

The power and simplicity of praying with the rosary has appealed not only to Catholics, but to people of all faiths. This Mother’s Day weekend, all mothers, daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters are invited to form the rosary.

For more information, visit or contact Sister Paula Damiano at or 812-535-2926.