You’re invited to attend the GRAND OPENING!

On Oct. 25, 2014 the Sisters of Providence are inviting all those who love Saint Mother Theodore to the grand opening of the ALL NEW shrine! Tours and refreshments will be offered from 1-4 p.m. At 4 p.m. a prayer service will be held outdoors near the Log Cabin Chapel.

It's coming on Oct. 25!

A sneak peek at part of the exhibit area in the shrine.

About the new Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

The new shrine has been designed to represent Mother Theodore’s journey from France to the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. This includes a french room, which reflects on her time spent in France, and a ship room, which tells the story of her arduous voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in the 1800s.

Continuing through, you will find an exhibit area filled with Mother Theodore’s stories about her life on U.S. soil and at her Woods. This will even include her original writing desk and other artifacts.  Tucked behind her amazing life story, is a chapel, which will serve as the final resting place for Saint Mother Theodore Guerin as well as a quiet place for prayer and reflection.

Visiting the Shrine

The new shrine will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily for visitors. Docents are currently available each Sunday (8:30 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. Additional tours and pilgrimages are also available.  To schedule, contact Rita O’Donohue at or cal 812-535-2945.

Filled with the life of our dear Mother Theodore

Mother Theodore’s original writing desk, along with many other things that belonged to her, is on display in the new shrine.

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

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