The flag of Brittany
During the month of October, a very special month in the history of the Congregation, the flag of Brittany waves proudly from a flagpole near Providence Hall. Brittany is the region in France where Saint Mother Theodore Guerin spent her childhood and early adulthood.
Mother Theodore was born Oct. 2, 1798, in the village of Etables-sur-Mer. Mother Theodore and her five companions arrived at the Woods on Oct. 22, 1840. Mother Theodore was declared blessed by Pope John Paul II on Oct. 25, 1998, and she was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on Oct. 15, 2006. Her feast day is celebrated in the Roman Catholic Church on Oct. 3.