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SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind. -- The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are inviting all motorcycle riders to the upcoming “Biker, Brunch and Blessing,” scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center.

Sister Paula Damiano will facilitate the blessing as all attending the event will be greeted by sisters as they pray for safety on the road.

“The idea came about when I was on a trip last summer and realized how many motorcyclists there are out there,” Sister Paula said. “So I began to think about motorcycling … the thrill, the potential danger, the sense of freedom, and the journey. I went online and discovered that blessings for motorcyclists happen in many places around the country and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods seemed like a perfect place to have such a blessing.

“We’ve always considered our grounds ‘holy.’ Many persons come here to pray and ask for blessings, and it’s a beautiful destination for riders!”

All riders are invited to stay for Brunch at the O’Shaughnessy Dining Hall following the blessing. Those who stay for brunch will receive a reduced rate of $15.25 if they register prior to the event.

“The ride here can either begin or end by enjoying a fabulous Sunday Brunch,” Sister Paula added.

In addition, each rider will receive a medal of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin -- who traveled on many Indiana roads in her time.

There is no cost to attend the blessing. For more information, call 812-535-2952 or email jfrost@spsmw.org.

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