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Therese Maxwell: A Daughter of the Woods

“I am a daughter of Mother Theodore with all that implies,” said Therese Maxwell, a former Sister of Providence. “My foundation in prayer and service began under the tutelage of this woman’s descendants and is so much a part of me that I can’t separate myself from the community.” That tutelage began when Therese was…

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Geoff and Josephine “Josie” Fox: Art Appreciation

Art, English, physics and motocross racing — these four areas have made for a very interesting life for Geoff and Josephine “Josie” Fox. The art, English and physics brought them together. The racing, however, allowed them to bring all their gifts together to create not only a well recognized family business, but also the means…

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A centennial celebration

This article is reprinted from summer 2007 issue of HOPE. A place to worship — from the moment Saint Mother Theodore Guerin stepped foot on this hallowed ground at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods there has always been a deep-seated desire for a sacred place to honor the Blessed Sacrament. Mother Theodore, however, was not prepared for the…

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In their own words: Dan Thralls

This article is reprinted from winter 2007 issue of HOPE. Many words have been written and spoken to describe the canonization of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. Sisters of Providence and pilgrims who traveled with the Congregation share their thoughts and feelings about this once-in-a-lifetime event. Here are thoughts from Dan Thralls of Lafayette, Ind. Dan…

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In their own words: Sister Diane Ris

This article is reprinted from winter 2007 issue of HOPE. Many words have been written and spoken to describe the canonization of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. Sisters of Providence and pilgrims who traveled with the Congregation share their thoughts and feelings about this once-in-a-lifetime event. These words are from Sister Diane Ris, former general superior;…

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In their own words: Sister Henri Domonique Besson

This article is reprinted from winter 2007 issue of HOPE. Many words have been written and spoken to describe the canonization of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. Sisters of Providence and pilgrims who traveled with the Congregation share their thoughts and feelings about this once-in-a-lifetime event. These thoughts are from Sister Henri Dominique Besson, past general…

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Ann Wagner Harper: Finding the Silver Lining

“Look for the silver lining.” That musical line has been the personal mantra of Ann Wagner Harper for many years. During her days on radio and television and later as a professor at Butler University, Indianapolis, Ann often repeated these words as she blazed new trails for women. The oldest of six children of the…

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Mary Kathleen Fleming: A Heart for Providence

At one point in her life she answered to Sister Melanie. Today, she answers to Kathleen or to Kathy when called that by close friends. During the 1970s, when the Catholic Church was going through monumental changes, she, too, was going through her own challenges. Mary Kathleen Fleming entered the Congregation in 1956 after graduating…

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Finding a source of fuel

Fueling the Congregation’s needs at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods has always been of utmost importance, starting in 1840 when Blessed Mother Theodore Guerin, the foundress, first stepped foot on this sacred ground. Wood sufficed in the early years, but as the Congre­gation grew, so did the need for dependable, reliable fuel. In 1890, the Sisters of Providence…

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The bells of Saint Mary’s

Today, with so many electronic gadgets to keep us plugged into the world around us and calendared to the last second, it’s impossible to imagine, or even remember, a day when bells once told us the time of day. At one time, bells told us when to wake, when to turn out the lights and…

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Connie McCammon worked in the communications office for the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.