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Women’s History Month: Mother Theodore in Philadelphia

On their way to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., Mother Theodore Guerin and her sister-companions spent some time in Philadelphia. She writes about her visit to one Catholic church in the city and her feelings about some of the American customs:

“The pews are finer still than those in New York, and all have cushions upholstered in green or crimson. I find that rather too much. The service is all carried on with music, as everywhere else in America. I do not fancy that. Every Sunday there are two sermons, and the congregations, so numerous, are very attentive.”

Learn more about Mother Theodore and her companions landing on U.S. soil.

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Connie McCammon

Connie McCammon worked in the communications office for the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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