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New statue of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin with children dedicated

This is an up-close image of the statue created by Providence Associate Teresa Clark.

All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, Ill., commissioned a statue from Providence Associate Teresa Clark, who is also the artist of the official Saint Mother Theodore Guerin statue recently installed at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. (A really beautiful miniature version of the official statue is available through the Linden Leaf Gifts.)

The All Saints Cemetery statue features Saint Mother Theodore with two young girls and one of my favorite quotes from her. She wrote this bit of advice to her sisters on mission, “Love the children first, then teach them.”

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Rosie Blankenship

Rosie Blankenship is a graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She previously served in positions for the Sisters of Providence as the web site manager and annual giving manager.

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  1. Avatar alanbean on November 3, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I certainly felt that Saint Mary-of-the-woods was a special place when I visited recently. I couldn’t have been more impressed.

    Dr. Alan Bean

  2. Avatar Marcy on October 13, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    I am wanting to get information regarding commissioning one of these in Evansville where the sisters of providence were a very important part of our parish. I graduated from SMWC in 1999. Could someone contact me?

    • Amy Miranda Amy Miranda on October 18, 2022 at 8:32 am

      Thanks for asking, Marcy. I think a good place to start would be with Sister Jan Craven. Her email address is jcraven@spsmw.org I will also pass your contact information along to her.

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