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Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

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

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 »

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

Novena to Saint Mother Theodore Guerin to begin Sept. 24

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 5:22 am by

Join us in praying the Novena to Saint Mother Theodore Guerin from Sept. 24 to Oct. 2, 2014, to help celebrate her feast day on Oct. 3, and to begin an exciting month of events at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Continue reading

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