WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– Sunday marked nearly 200 years of history for the Sisters of Providence.

They invited people of all faiths to come out and join them in a ceremony to honor the founders’ courage and bravery. This mass included multiple guest speakers that honored the legacy that was started when the Sisters of Providence were founded.

In 1840, Saint Mother Theodore Gurin and her five companions founded the Sisters of Providence and eventually Saint Mary of the Woods college.

This was the finale as there have been other events going on around campus throughout the past week in celebration of this.

Students took Saint Mother Theodore Guerin’s teachings to heart and served throughout campus and the Wabash Valley. Along with the service projects, students and employees participated in educational breakout sessions that encompassed the institution’s core values, social justice, spirituality, sustainability and gender equity.