Leaning on Saint Mother Theodore Guerin
I love so many things about our Mother Theodore. I love how she always kept her focus on being an instrument of God’s Providence. Throughout her life she did not let hardships or difficulties distract from her mission.
She had a wonderful wisdom which she did not hesitate to share. Her letters were gifts to her sisters and have been a blessing to the community through the years.
When I have had difficulties in my life, Mother Theodore’s words were of enormous help. During one particularly painful period I found these words of hers drifting through my heart and soul: “Lean with all your weight on Providence, my dear daughters, and you will find yourselves well supported.” Mother Theodore’s faith and confidence in God’s love reached me at a time when I really needed help. I had felt so alone and adrift, sure that I could not be supported — not with all my weight.
Her words still remain in my heart, reminding me of God’s love.