Sister Jan Craven
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…Read more
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……Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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.