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Journals and Letters week 27: Dawn of a new era

In these letters we read Mother Theodore’s first-hand account of all the changes that happened toward the end of Bishop de la Hailandière’s tenure as Bishop of Vincennes.

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Earth Day should be every day

It can seem a bit daunting but there is still a path for us all to work together to heal our planet

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Journals and Letters week 23: Clash of the bishop and the saint

Things come to a head with the bishop and Mother Theodore. See how Providence prevails in this most dramatic passage.

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Journals and Letters week 19: Back home in Indiana

Mother Theodore finally arrives at her beloved Saint Mary-of-the-Woods after being separated for nearly a year.

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Journals and Letters week 15: Stuck in New Orleans

From her sickbed Mother Theodore still had to keep watch over what was going on back at the Woods. While she was away Bishop de la Hailandière had created havoc for the community, demanding that he be obeyed despite legitimate objections to his requests.

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Journals and Letters week 11: Early letters part deux

Did you know that Saint Mother Theordore Guerin wrote over 5,000 letters in her lifetime?

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Journals and Letters week 7: Hardship on the Ohio

As they get closer to Indiana, Mother Theodore and her companions experience some lows and highs traveling down the Ohio River.

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Nine days of prayer with Mary, Queen of the Home

Pray with the Sisters of Providence for the nine days leading up to the Feast of Our Lady of Providence on Saturday, Nov. 14.

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“Journals and Letters” week 2: The voyage begins

The sea journey seems doomed from the moment they boarded. Thieves, seasickness and bad weather with the added addition of not speaking English and being on an “American” ship, all contribute to a wretched start.

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Join us in reading the “Journals and Letters” of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

To celebrate Mother Theodore’s life and many accomplishments that continue even today, we will be revisiting her own words by reading Journals and Letters over the course of a year. Each week we’ll read several pages and reacquaint ourselves with the woman who started it all. Won’t you join us?

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Tony and the NIH: Our newest alpaca becomes a part of history

This past April, the Sisters of Providence were blessed with a bouncing bundle of alpaca joy, Raphael Anthony (aka Tony). It couldn’t have come at a better time. At this point we were several weeks into our “shelter in place” period, so having new life come forth was just the little shot of joy we…

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Sister Ann Casper: holding nothing back in her service

But when people point out she is still doing too much, she often responds with the wise words of her friend, Sister Jeanne Knoerle, “What are we saving ourselves for?”

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Mary Riley is the marketing manager for some ministries of the Sisters of Providence including White Violet Center for Eco-Justice and the Volunteer Services.