Saint Theodora string doll travels all the way from Thailand!
Linden Leaf Gifts – a ministry of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana – offers many exclusive Saint Mother Theodore Guerin items, including bags, jewelry, mugs and even books for children.
And beginning in October, the shop will add a new collectible string doll keychain to that ever-growing list.
Linden Leaf Gifts Manager Ryan Sheehy said the shop will unveil the new Saint Mother Theodore Guerin string doll keychain to the public at the store on Saturday, Oct. 3, in celebration of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin’s Feast Day. The doll was created by the Original String Doll Gang. It stands 3-inches in height.
“We are really excited about this,” Sheehy said. “This is not the kind of thing you see elsewhere.”
Sheehy said the idea came to life after Providence Associate Joan Frisz offered encouragement to him to contact the South Carolina based fair trade company, which specializes in the items.
Sheehy said Frisz also owns and operates a fair trade store in Louisville.
“The Original String Doll Gang is really consistent with the sister’s mission,” Sheehy said.
Sheehy is also pleased to announce the string doll keychain is the first official Saint Mother Theodore Guerin fair trade product available at Linden Leaf Gifts.
“This is the first step of the unification of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and fair trade,” he said.
Sheehy said the first 200 offered to the public will be part of a limited edition. Those particular items will be numbered on the back, making them a collector’s item. The back of the limited edition package will include a small biography of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin’s life.
The front of the package will include the saying, “Saint Theodora reminds you that God’s love never fails.”
The limited edition string doll keychain will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
However, Linden Leaf Gifts will begin taking pre-orders on Sunday, Sept. 13.
In addition, the Original String Doll Gang will donate $1 to the mission of the Sisters of Providence for each item sold, and they will be sold worldwide.
Linden Leaf Gifts is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, call 812-535-2947 or log onto lindenleafgifts.com.
About the Sisters of Providence
The Sisters of Providence, a congregation of 214 women religious, with 300 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind., which is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 13 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries can be found at SistersofProvidence.org.
About Providence Spirituality & Conference Center
Providence Spirituality & Conference Center at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., serves as a welcoming center for the Sisters of Providence motherhouse and offers outreach to the community through tours, facility rentals, spiritual programs and retreats, and Sunday Brunch. It exists to provide people of all faith traditions, diverse cultures and ages an invitation to gather, to learn, to meet and to share in a spirit of hope and healing. More information about Providence Spirituality & Conference may be found at ProvCenter.org.