White Violet Center to host Alpaca open house

Learn more about alpacas during the National Alpaca Farm Days Open House at White Violet Center (WVC) for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, from 1 to 4 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 24.

WVC will join other alpaca breeders in the United States and Canada during that day to observe National Alpaca Farm Days.

Alpaca Farm Days Art

Those interested in coming to the open house will be able to see the alpacas the Sisters of Providence own, while also talking to the staff members who care for them.

There will be opportunities to shop for alpaca items, such as ornaments, scarves, hats and socks, while also seeing several different alpaca fiber demonstrations.

Bring your camera or smart phone and enjoy plenty of photo opportunities for the family.

There is no cost to attend the open house.

For more information, call 812-535-2930 or email

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About White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, teaches, cares and inspires for all creation. More information about White Violet Center for Eco-Justice may be found at

About the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence, a Congregation of nearly 300 women religious, with more than 200 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 17 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries may be found at

For more information, contact Jason Moon, media relations manager, at 812-535-2810, or email

Note to media: The Congregation of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College have separate incorporations in Indiana, and they have separate operating functions. The Sisters of Providence own property at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., which is separate from property owned by Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods sponsor Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, located at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. We request that you honor those distinctions in your reporting.