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Sister Jan Craven

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A “sampling” of everyday miracles

Sometimes we get so caught up with our busy lives that we forget to acknowledge the daily miracles. Let Sister Jan Craven introduce you to our monthly e-newsletter from the shrine, where she will share some of the every day stories of every day people who are witnessing those every day miracles.

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A Journey with a Saint: the first circle

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

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

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

“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!

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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Prayer for homecoming

Bless us, most loving provident God, may this coming home be a re-creation and experience of hospitality and hope. May all who enter this home, may all who walk through these doors know and feel your love and presence. Keeping watch on our going out and our coming in, no one is stranger, all are…

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The power of this place

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

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.