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Reflection on Shrine: Father Mark Joseph Costello

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:30 am by

Father Mark Joseph Costello recalls working on the Shrine for Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Continue reading

Postulants arrive in Sri Lanka

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 4:43 am by

I have now moved to Thibbotugoda, Sri Lanka, a village near the town of Ganemulla. As I told you in my last blog post, the postulants came to the Regional House in Tewatte on Oct. 14 to prepare for their  Continue Reading »

Reflections on Shrine for Saint Mother Theodore

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 5:30 am by

Hundreds of pilgrims traveled to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, on Saturday, Oct. 25, as the Sisters of Providence officially opened the Shrine for Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, giving people the chance to “Journey with a Saint.” Sister Jan Craven, director of  Continue Reading »

Choctoberfest: Treats for everyone

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 5:30 am by

Lovers of chocolate and more were delighted on Tuesday, Oct. 21, as the second annual Choctoberfest took place at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) in the Woods Student Center Rooney Library. The event is co-sponsored by the Sisters of Providence of  Continue Reading »

Sharing stories, building relationships

Posted on October 26, 2014 at 2:05 am by

An important part of the orientation toward becoming Providence Associates is the sharing of stories.
Several spoke of seeking something more in their lives, of seeking a deeper spirituality.
One young woman saw this as a way to keep her accountable to community service. Another was seeking intentionality.
Several were friends of Providence Associates who had heard their tales of life-giving experience as a Providence Associate and were looking for the same. Continue reading

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 »

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