Join us in reading the “Journals and Letters” of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin
To know her is to love her. This phrase is a perfect way to describe our beloved foundress, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. But how can you really know a person who died over 160 years ago? It’s actually pretty easy if that person was an avid writer who meticulously kept a journal throughout her life and wrote many letters that have all been well documented. I am, of course, referring to the book, Mother Theodore Guerin: Journals and Letters.
October is a special month for the Sisters of Providence. We celebrate Saint Mother Theodore’s birthday on Oct. 2, her Feast Day on Oct. 3, her canonization where she officially became a saint on Oct. 15 and Foundation Day when she arrived at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Oct. 22. In fact this is the 180th anniversary of Mother Theodore and her companions’ arrival.
So, to celebrate her life and many accomplishments that continue even today, we will be revisiting her own words by reading “Journals and Letters” over the course of a year. Each week we’ll read several pages and reacquaint ourselves with the woman who started it all. On Sundays, several of us will take turns and share some of our thoughts on our website about what we have read. Sounds fun right? Please join the journey and read along with us! Then comment with your thoughts. Get to know the real woman whose ordinary life produced extraordinary outcomes. If we generate enough interest, maybe we can all meet sometime in-person or virtually.
Get ready to re-live history!
If you need a copy of “Journals and Letters,” you can purchase one from Linden Leaf Gifts or you can buy it and download it. So, this week, get your book ready and read the introduction. Next Sunday, we will read from page 1 to page 10, second paragraph and discuss it here on the blog. We can’t wait to find out what you think. See you on the website!
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