The interim Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin is located in the front of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

If you’d like to contribute to the building of a new permanent shrine for Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, you can use our online donation form.

An interim shrine honoring Saint Mother Theodore Guerin is located at the front of the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.

Mother Theodore’s remains were moved to this place of honor inside the church on Oct. 3, 2006. The casket, in public view, is the center of the Shrine. At the time of the Canonization, it was handmade of walnut wood from the trees of our Woods by two of our capable carpenters, Tony Dubois and Tim Wilson. She rests in peace in her Indiana.

Plans are underway to create a permanent shrine in an existing space under the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. This space is more available for quiet prayer and frequent visits. As well, it is larger and will offer the ability to share information about the historical impact and legacy of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and the work of the Sisters of Providence as one enters the Shrine. Part educational center, part space for spiritual healing, the permanent shrine will serve as the final resting place for her remains.

Visiting the Shrine

The shrine is open from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily for visitors. Docents are available each Sunday in the Church (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to welcome visitors and pilgrims and to give any information requested about the life and deeds of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin.

Prayer requests

Visitors are encouraged to pray and meditate at Saint Mother Theodore’s shrine. Prayer requests are placed daily in the Book of Petitions located at the Shrine. The Sisters of Providence pray for these hopes and concerns daily at the Eucharistic liturgy.

The Office of the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin welcomes requests for prayer through the intercession of St. Mother Theodore. Sister Jan Craven, coordinator of the Shrine, learns daily of significant blessings in people’s lives attributed to our saint’s intercession with our Provident God. Do e-mail, write or call Sister Jan to inform us of the blessings you attribute to this great Woman for all Time.

Sister Jan Craven is the coordinator of the Office of the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin.

For more information

For more information about the shrine, to arrange a tour at Saint Mary-of the-Woods, to submit prayer requests or to report blessings that have touched your lives, contact Sister Jan Craven, coordinator of the Office of the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, at 812-535-2925 or e-mail jcraven@spsmw.org.

Prayer programs

For more information about prayer programs of the Sisters of Providence, visit the Spirituality and Prayer section.

Photos of the interim Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin