For centuries, people have been making pilgrimages to sacred places throughout the world. For many people that sacred place is Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, where a saint once walked. The latest issue of HOPE addresses the need to relocate the shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin from the Church of the Immaculate Conception to a permanent place beneath the existing Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
As Sister Ann Casper writes in her article, Why relocate the shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin?, â€ś â€¦ in its current location in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, it [the shrine] is not exactly tucked away in the left alcove of the church. The huge banner of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, which hung in St. Peterâ€™s Square, demands oneâ€™s immediate attention and detracts from worship. The celebration of daily and Sunday Eucharistic Liturgy, rather than having pride of place in the church, is somewhat dwarfed by the presence of Mother Theodoreâ€™s banner and coffin â€” these take center stage rather than the Eucharist, probably not something our humble foundress would delight in!â€ť
Inside this issue youâ€™ll read about the power of this sacred place and why one 20-something loves â€śMama T.â€ť Youâ€™ll also learn just how many times Mother Theodoreâ€™s weary bones have been moved! And, of course, you can catch up on alumnae/i news, newsnotes, photos, upcoming events, plus a whole lot more!