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CNN visits Saint Mary-of-the-Woods to research Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Cable News Network (CNN) producer Jen Christensen visited Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Saturday, Oct. 22, to witness the Sisters of Providence Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Fest and to do research on the Congregation’s foundress.

Jen hooked up with a video specialist, Jeff from Indianapolis, and spent most of the day Saturday witnessing the Foundation Day Eucharistic Liturgy, learning about the Sisters of Providence, meeting people and touring the grounds.

Jen, based in Atlanta, is leading a team that is researching various aspects of how to become a saint. CNN intends to produce a documentary sometime in January in anticipation of the canonization of Pope John Paul II. Mother Theodore’s journey to sainthood is expected to be shared in a portion of the documentary.

The CNN crew plans to return to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods soon to continue their research and to conduct interviews to support their documentary.
“She’s a classic, All-American story,” Jen in an interview with the Terre Haute Tribune-Star.

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Dave Cox was media relations manager for the Sisters of Providence for many years. Prior to his work with the sisters, he spent over 30 years in newspaper newsrooms.

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  1. Avatar Anonymous on October 27, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I’m utterly delighted at this news and hopefully you will let us know when the program is to be shown. Sisters Jane Michael Dwyer, Brigid Hurley, Kathleen Leonard and Andre Panepinto are kind enough to pray for anyone I ask prayers for as they normally come to the same 4 p.m. Saturday Mass I collect at for St. Joseph’s, Wakefield, MA. I graduated from the only coed high school the order had in 1949, St. Patrick’s in Stoneham, MA (that year the building was condemned as a school structure, but still stands 62 years later). The only nun still alive from that time is Sister Maureen Clare, in her mid 90s now. I wish you all the very best in the future. Since graduating from St.Pat’s I have been with the Augustinians at Merrimack College all but 1954-55, first as a student and since 1955 as a faculty member in the English Department.
    Robert D. Keohan

  2. Avatar Rosie Blankenship on October 31, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    We certainly will keep our companions informed on the progess of this documentary. There are several ways you can stay informed of SP news: subscribe to this blog (see the subscribe box at right); subscribe to Providence Partners, our e-newsletter; follow us on social media. We’ll spread the news in all of those avenues!

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