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Our immigrant saint: Saint Mother Theodore Guerin moment

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 8:00 am by

Mother Theodore Guerin came to the United States from France in 1840, an immigrant. Like many immigrants today she did not speak English, she knew very little about the United States and its customs. Continue reading

Thank-you for Oct. 25

Posted on November 3, 2014

A sincere “thank-you” to all those who helped put together the new Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. Continue reading

Saint Mother Theodore’s welcome: a foundation day reflection

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 10:00 am by

There was no Wabash Avenue bridge. The crossing of the Wabash was made by ferry—probably a flat-bottomed open raft. Arrival on the other side was followed by a carriage ride through the river bottoms on and at times wholly submerged plank road—a soggy, wet, carriage ride during which the horses were at times literally swimming, with water up to their necks. The carriage tipped sideways twice, its wheels caught on tree roots. Later, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin would write, “When one has nothing more to lose, the heart is inaccessible to fear.” 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

Journals & Letters now an e-book

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:00 am by

And now, for the first time, Journals and Letters of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin is available as an e-book too! Continue reading

What to expect on Oct. 25

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 1:44 pm by

Are you ready for Saturday, Oct. 25? Before you head out the door on Saturday, here are some things that you might like to know: Continue reading

Founding the way: Saint Mother Theodore Guerin’s five companions

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 6:00 am by

The portraits below of our founding sisters are from a 1990 article by Sister Joseph Eleanor Ryan (RIP) in the former SP publication Community. We share the profiles of these sisters — each extraordinary in her own way — in celebration of all who devoted themselves to the work of Providence. These women were the roots of our tomorrow. Continue reading

Two sisters profess first, perpetual vows

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 5:30 am by

Sister Arrianne Whittaker professes first vows; Sister Su-Hsin Huang professes perpetual vows Continue reading

Linden Leaf Gifts is open for business!

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 5:48 am by

It’s been exactly one week since we celebrated a new beginning, a grand re-opening, a refoundation as we Sisters of Providence like to call it, of our gift shop, which we are proud to now call Linden Leaf Gifts. Continue reading

The Providence Moment

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 1:17 pm by

It’s a moment that was defined for us in 1840 by Saint Mother Theodore herself. Continue reading

Want to sneak into the new shrine of Saint Mother Theodore?

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 5:25 am by

Construction of the new permanent shrine to Saint Mother Theodore Guerin is well underway, with the public open house scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 2014. Join me for a sneak peak of the construction progress, as we “Journey with a Saint.” Continue reading

Prayer support: Help bearing the weight

Posted on April 20, 2014 at 2:00 am by

With the words “Your son has leukemia,” the weight becomes noticeable. Fear, uncertainty, anxiety, pain and loss all rolled into one heavy weight that starts to bear hug your heart and mind. Prayers from others take on a new importance. The love from God and its true definition can be felt at a more granular level when you know of others who pray for you. God’s church resides in the prayers of its members, where ever they may be, however they may gather. Continue reading

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