From The Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin
The Sisters of Providence regularly receive prayer requests, as well as requests for relics and other Saint Mother Theodore Guerin information. Below is a list of some recent correspondence Sister Jan Craven has had with those in contact with The Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
I ask you kindly to send me a relic and a prayer card of Saint Mother Theodore. I am a student of Catholic theology in Germany.
From Washington, D.C.:
Your very kind and very generous box [of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin materials] arrived today. Holy Spirit and His Angels must have taken over the postal service to get it all moving so quickly. … I am just grateful for what you sent. Thank you. Actually “grateful” just doesn’t cover the love and thanks in my heart for your loving care and responses. God is so good and generous and so very kind. Connecting with you and with your loving and generous heart is another evidence of His dear love and loving kindness. I hope you will whisper a prayer for me when you receive Communion and remember me to His dear heart. You and the sisters, and your intentions continue in my heart and prayers.
I’d be grateful if you could send a relic to Tim and prayers to Mother Theodore that might give him strength and courage as he faces stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Please include his name at the shrine for prayers. He is a sweetheart of a guy who knows Mother Theodore only through his mom’s great love of Theodore and the SPs who taught her as a child.
From the Philippines:
The Our Lady of Fatima Parish in the Philippines will celebrate its 30th anniversary July 10, 2012 to July 10, 2013 in honor of Our Lady of Fatima, the Mother of God. The Parish Council has prepared various activities wherein all the parishioners would be involved. In this regard, the Pastoral Council officers are requesting a Relic of Saint Anne-Thérèse Guérin. This will be placed in the Chapel of Holy Relics of the church in order to receive the veneration of our Marian devotees and the faithful, and to promote the devotion and the holy life of Saint Anne-Thérèse Guérin.
Also from the Philippines:
The Knights of the Blessed Sacrament is a religious organization in our parish (Christ, Light of the Nations) that focus in serving at the altar and Blessed Sacrament … We are highly devoted to Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. We up lift our request be granted that we ask for a relic. The relic will be placed in the church in order to receive veneration and prayers to the religious organizations, faithful parishioners, and other visitors of the parish. This request aims also to make our servers and parishioners more devoted to the life and works of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and work and serve not only by obligation but with love and compassion to God.
For more information:
For more information about the shrine, to arrange a tour at Saint Mary-of the-Woods, to submit prayer requests or to report blessings that have touched your lives, contact Sister Jan Craven, coordinator of the Office of the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, at 812-535-2925 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.