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Sister Ann Margaret O’Hara announced on Feb. 21, 2006 that Rome had made a positive declaration concerning a second miracle attributed to Mother Theodore’s intercession.
Sister Ann Margaret O’Hara, general superior of the Sisters of Providence, announced to the Congregation on Feb. 21 that the Ordinary Congregation of the Cardinals in Rome had made a positive declaration concerning a second miracle attributed to Mother Theodore’s intercession.
Sister Diane Ris, who was the general superior of the Sisters of Providence at the time of Mother Theodore’s beatification, has a moment of reflection in front of the banner.
Sisters of Providence rejoice with song at the announcement.
Kathy Fleming reads from Mother Theodore’s letters during the ceremony.
Sister Ann Margaret O’Hara and Sister Rose Ann Eaton with Phil McCord, who was the recipient of the second miracle. The acceptance of this miracle paves the way for the canonization of Mother Theodore Guerin.
Sister Betty Hopf carries incense to the altar during the celebration.
A large banner of Mother Theodore Guerin, which hung in St. Peter’s Square during the beatification ceremony in Rome, was hung in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
Sister Marsha Speth performs a liturgical dance during a small celebration after the announcement.
The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are a congregation of Roman Catholic women religious (sisters) who minister throughout the United States and Taiwan. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence in 1840. The congregation has a mission of being God's Providence in the world by committing to performing works of love, mercy and justice in service among God's people.
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