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A Journey with a Saint: the first circle

By Sister Jan Craven | May 11, 2015 |

What is a “Journey with a Saint”? Yours begins as soon as you enter the doors of the Providence Spirituality & Conference Center

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At home in nature

By Sister Jan Craven | April 27, 2015 |

Mother Theodore as a healer Saint Mother Theodore Guerin’s passion as a healer went hand in hand with her love for nature during her ministry in the forests of Indiana. Mother Theodore had previously trained while in France in how to use plants and herbs for healing. She brought this talent to her new life in Indiana and…

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Counting down: 10 days to go and 10 reasons to LOVE the new shrine

By Sister Jan Craven | October 15, 2014 |

It’s official! In just ten days we will have a brand new shrine for Saint Mother Theodore Guerin to share with the world, and we’ve got at least ten reasons off the top of our heads for why you are going to LOVE the new shrine. 10. It portrays Mother Theodore in a new light……

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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin moment

By Sister Jan Craven | April 20, 2014 |

“It’s not every day that you can do something for a saint,” said Tim Roualet of Blue Ox Logging in Bloomington, Ind.

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Bonjour to all!

By Sister Jan Craven | February 5, 2014 |

The construction of the permanent shrine to Saint Mother Theodore is underway! Learn more about what the French Room has in store for visitors, as you journey with a saint.

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The power of this place

By Sister Jan Craven | August 29, 2012 |

Why do people go to shrines and make pilgrimages? What happens to them while in the presence of a saint or sacred person? When I have asked several people why they came — why come to this shrine of Saint Mother Theodore? — I could sense an underlying parallel in their responses. Yet, there was…

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Spirituality of Acceptance: Accepting Diminishment, Illness and Loss

By Sister Jan Craven | September 26, 2011 |

This article is reprinted from the fall 2011 issue of HOPE. “You just get up and go and keep living. … It’s the best thing to do!” “There’s only one way: take each day as it comes!” One might think I just finished walking through the corporate headquarters of Nike, but no, I was sauntering…

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Sister Jan is a Sister of Providence. Currently she ministers as co-director of Providence Spirituality and Conference Center and as director of shrines at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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