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From The Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Pen & ink drawing of Mother Theodore done by Terre Haute artist John Laska.

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.

From Germany:

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.

From Indiana:

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:

Sister Jan

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 jcraven@spsmw.org.

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Cheryl Casselman

Cheryl Casselman worked as a marketing manager for the Sisters of Providence for twenty years. She grew up in Camby, Indiana and now lives in Sullivan County, Indiana. She has a bachelor's degree in communications from Indiana State University and master's degree in Leadership Development from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

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  1. Avatar Tom Mayer on September 24, 2012 at 2:02 pm


    I came across the name and history of Saint Guerin about seven months ago. I can’t remember how, now.

    My wife and I had a friend who had been diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in January.

    After reading of Staint Guerin’s life I prayed fervently to her for our friend with cancer. In August she was declared cancer-free.

    I thought you might be interested.

    Tom Mayer
    612 Mandan St.
    Bismarck, ND 58501

  2. Avatar Mary Agnes on October 20, 2012 at 2:07 am

    Kindly pray for all my intentions.Especially for my healing of blood
    sugar,weakness of my body,knee pain,constipation and other physical
    sickness which I have .Pray to solve all my financial problems and to
    get my share of my father’s property.Also for a very good job.For
    protection from my enemies.For guidance in my relation with Baby,Moidu
    and TNK and Ajith.For my deliverance from bondages and afflictions,powers of darkness,evil spirits and curses.

    Thank you,

    Mary Agnes India

  3. Avatar concerned citizen on June 23, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Illinois prisoner Paul Modrowski needs your prayers for justice. He keeps a blog: paulmodrowski.blogspot.com

  4. Avatar Lorenzo Silva on June 25, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Can I have a relic of saInt mother theodore guerin .the color of the relic is blue relic cards. Quantity is 5 relic cards and 2 prayer cards

    Yours in christ,
    Lorenzo T. Silva

  5. Avatar Prince kyle Agapito on August 20, 2019 at 4:28 am

    Praise the Lord Jesus Christ

    To Father Superior/ General Postulator

    I am Prince Kyle Agapito a Lay Faithful and Parishioner of our Parish write to your good office to request a second class relic (ex indumentis – ex veste) of St. Mother Theodore Guerin . The relic will be use for Apostolate and Propagation of Devotion to St. Mother Theodore Guerin , this is supported by our Parish Priest. Please include material such as book and holy cards (3rd class relic) for distribution.
    Hopping for your consideration of my humble request

    My address is:
    297 Ilang-Ilang St.
    San Jose, Plaridel
    Bulacan (3004)

  6. Avatar Diane Weidenbenner on November 9, 2020 at 9:09 am

    Our coordinator of the Shrine, Sister Jan Craven, will get one in the mail to you. Thanks much!

  7. Avatar Maria lucas of immaculate heart of mary OCD on December 21, 2020 at 8:54 am

    I am maria lucas of immaculate heart of mary OCD, may the peace and blessings of our God reign upon us and may the presence of the holy saint grant me the permission to knock your heart, my beloved brothers/sisters i am asking for a relic for my small chapel that will be named by the honor of this saint hope that you will allow me to have a relic.
    Hope that God will open your heart for me. Thanks may peace be upon us!

  8. Avatar King Adrian Cruz on January 15, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Hi! can i once again request 5 relic cards for our parish devotees?

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