9 things you may not know about Saint Mother Theodore
- She owned a pocket knife.
- She loved all creatures except snakes and mosquitoes.
- She had a special fondness for birds.
- On her voyage to America, via the ship, the Cincinnati, she counted the teeth of a porpoise caught with a harpoon.
- She was locked in a closet by a bishop.
- Because of sickness, after becoming a sister, she was never able to eat solid foods again. She survived on only soft foods and liquids the rest of her life.
- Nobody would have guessed that she was a little villain — not bad, but mischievous and leading all the pranks of the children in the neighborhood.
- Her father died when she was just 15 years old. Afterwards she assumed responsibility of taking care of her mother and younger sister for many years.
- During her life, several different sisters had seen a heavenly light in her room and in her office on the first floor of Providence Convent.
Lovely, Paul! And of course she also loved dogs and cats, and had one of each.
Thank you Sr. Carol!
Thank you Sr. Carol, my youngest had asked me if Mother Theodore had a cat or dog! :o)
Very interesting,thanks for sharing human side of a beautiful saint.
You are welcome Dean, thank you for the comment.