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ONE of several, but Indiana’s first

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm by

Mother Theodore is one of several U.S. saints, but Indiana’s very first! Continue reading

2 days and 2 ways to read Journals and Letters

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 6:08 am by

We are only two days away from the Grand Opening Celebration of the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore! Find out the two ways you can read “Journals and Letters of Mother Theodore.” Continue reading

Three countries of heritage: France, Taiwan and U.S.

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 7:34 am by

On day three prior to the Oct. 25 public opening of the shrine, I’d like to focus on just three countries that have played a significant role in the 174 years since our foundation in 1840: France, United States and China. From France to America to China, the call to mission is basic to our history. Continue reading

4 things to expect for the grand opening!

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:00 am by

We’ve got four days to go and we are basically beating down the doors to the new shrine! (Ok, not really. Please refrain from beating down the doors to the shrine.) But let’s get excited and start planning your day here! Here are four things to know about the big day. Continue reading

5 “Mama Teddy” must-haves from Linden Leaf Gifts!

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 6:04 am by

As we continue to countdown the days to the Grand Opening Celebration of the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore, you have to check out these 5 Mother Theodore must-have items from Linden Leaf Gifts! Continue reading

6 original foundresses

Posted on October 18, 2014 at 10:43 pm by

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, the ever-humble foundress of the Sisters of Providence, often credited her five companions and their strengths in helping to build the American mission. They left the civilization and culture of their French homeland for a raw and tiny homestead in the wilderness. They labored in the freezing Indiana winters and suffered the intense heat and humidity while tending their gardens in black habits. Continue reading

Counting down: Seven days and seven random Indiana facts from 1840

Posted on October 18, 2014 at 5:30 am by

There are only seven days remaining before the grand opening of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin’s Shrine. In 1840, Mother Theodore Guerin and her five sister companions traveled to the United States from France to establish a Congregation of women religious,  Continue Reading »

Mother Theodore’s spirit is alive in the 8 women in formation

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 5:30 am by

There are eight women in initial formation with the Sisters of Providence, who will continue Saint Mother Theodore’s legacy and mission. Learn more about the SPs humble beginnings when you tour the Shrine that opens to the public on October 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. Encourage new vocations with single, Catholic women that you may know and invite them to our Fall Discernment Weekend on Oct. 31-Nov. 2. Continue reading

9 things you may not know about Saint Mother Theodore

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 6:00 am by

She owned a pocket knife. She loved all creatures except snakes and mosquitoes. She had a special fondness for birds. On her voyage to America, via the ship, the Cincinnati, she counted the teeth of a porpoise caught with a  Continue Reading »

Counting down: 10 days to go and 10 reasons to LOVE the new shrine

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 1:22 am by

It’s official! In just ten days we will have a brand new shrine for Saint Mother Theodore Guerin to share with the world, and we’ve got at least ten reasons off the top of our heads for why you are  Continue Reading »

First impressions of Sri Lanka

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 5:10 am by

Sister Rosemary Schmalz gives her first report from Sri Lanka where she will be teaching English to four novices of the Sri Lankan region of the Sisters of Providence of Ruille-sur-Loir, France. Continue reading

So very human: Making an e-book of Mother Theodore’s words

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 1:51 pm by

Christina talks about the process of making “Journals of Letters of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin” into an e-book, now available for purchase. Saint Mother Theodore is so very human in these pages! It’s a delightful book. Continue reading

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