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.”
Providence Associate and artist Teresa Clark and Cardinal Francis George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, stand in front of the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin statue that Teresa created. The statue was dedicated on Sept. 29, 2009, at the All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, Ill.
Helping Teresa Clark celebrate the dedication of her Mother Theodore Guerin statue at All Saints Cemetery are some Providence Associates and one Providence Candidate-Associate. From left to right are Providence Associates Carol Passmore, Marilyn Neuman, Teresa Clark; Sister Diane Mason, assistant director of Providence Associates; and Providence Candidate-Associate Mel Wolff.
This is the back of the statue.
This is the front of the statue with Mother Theodore’s famous quote, “Love the children first, then teach them.”