VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Tuesday marked a special day in history for The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
It's Foundation Day.
A special mass was held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
The Sisters use this day to recognize their heritage and celebrate the day Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and her five companions set foot on Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
Within a year, Saint Mother Theodore opened an academy, known today as Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.
The Sisters say it's important to never forget where it all started.
"It's always important I think to remember your roots. It inspires you for the future. It strengthens your own faith," Sister Dawn Tomaszewski said.
Also, over on the college campus, volunteers celebrated by participating in a variety of on-campus service projects.