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Sandra Scroggins: “Thank you Mother Theodore”

This Rooted for Tomorrow story was contributed by Sandra Scroggins for the 175th anniversary of the Sisters of Providence arriving in Indiana.

In November 2006 I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and was near death. So began a year of treatment and trials. Also that month Mother Theodore Guerin was canonized in Rome. In the months that followed I was the recipient of many prayers for healing by the Sisters of Providence. In fact, a dear friend who is Presbyterian had a dream about Mother Theodore, who told her not to worry about me because I was going to be okay! That was eight years ago and I am completely healed. Thank you Mother Theodore and the Sisters of Providence!

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The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are a congregation of Roman Catholic women religious (sisters) who minister throughout the United States and Taiwan. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence in 1840. The congregation has a mission of being God's Providence in the world by committing to performing works of love, mercy and justice in service among God's people.

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