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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

5 companions to the foundress

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

Mother Theodore feast day: prayers to our faithful

Posted on October 4, 2014 at 5:35 am by

After an emotional Mass in celebration of the feast of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin on Friday, Oct. 3, the Woods community is still buzzing with excitement.
During Mass yesterday, Sister Lisa Stallings, Sisters of Providence Vicar, shared the prayer below, written by Sister Donna Butler. Continue reading

A feast-day letter to Saint Mother Theodore

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 2:46 am by

Saint Mother Theodore, you showed us the way. It wasn’t easy, but you never let up. You believed in your Provident God. Providence was your shield of faith and hope, and you lived it to the fullest. Continue reading

Letter: Jan. 13 1849

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:06 pm by

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin is considered a saint today, but during her time on Earth, she was a down-to-earth mother of many daughters. She expresses her love for one of her daughters in this letter. Continue reading

Sisters Lucy and Mary Fran cook up a good time

Posted on September 27, 2014 at 2:03 am by

“We prepare about 30 pounds of meat. The pulled pork sandwiches are complemented by a great horseradish coleslaw which Sister Lucy takes pride in making.”

Sisters Lucy Nolan and Mary Fran Keusal lovingly feed the volunteers and shoppers at the annual Providence Family Services rummage sale, held this year Oct. 4-5 in Chicago. They share their experience and even their recipe here. Continue reading

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