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The Sisters of Providence share the news of Mother Theodore’s upcoming canonization with the public on October, 2006.
Members of the general council, Sister Denise Wilkinson, Sister Marsha Speth and Sister Marie McCarthy, greet visitors.
The Sisters of Providence choir.
Sister Marie Kevin has worked tirelessly even through ill health on the Cause for Beatification and Canonization since 1996. Her efforts have played a major role in the possibility of Mother Theodore’s canonization.
The Rev. Dan Hopcus performs the Eucharistic Liturgy.
Sister Ann Margaret O’Hara, general superior of the Sisters of Providence, proclaims the good news.
Sister Diane Ris and Phil McCord carry candles in the opening procession. Sister Diane was the general superior during the beatification of Mother Theodore.
Sister Jody O’Neil holds a banner in the procession. The banners first graced the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, during the beatification ceremonies.
Sister Betty Hopf waves a colorful flag as part of the processional opening the Eucharistic Liturgy in celebration of the announcement that paves the way for the possibility of Mother Theodore being declared a saint.
Sister Marie Kevin Tighe speaks to a reporter about Mother Theodore.
Dave Cox, media relations manager for the Sisters of Providence, Sister Marie Kevin Tighe and Phil McCord, facilities manager, speak after the press conference.
The Thralls family supported Mother Theodore and their companions upon the arrival of the missionaries in the United States. Descendents of the Thralls family, including this man, still live in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Village.
Sister Marie Kevin Tighe, Vice Postulator and promoter of Mother Theodore’s Cause for Sainthood, speaks to the press with Phil McCord. The restoration of Phil’s sight was deemed an official miracle attributed to Mother Theodore’s intercession by the Ordinary Congregation of the Cardinals in Rome.
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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