Sisters of Providence Blog
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 »
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 »
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
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
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
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
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 »