Content written by Paul
Spring is here!
Can’t make the trip to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods right now? Enjoy spring at the Woods in these pictures.
Fun at the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin FEST Approximately 200 people attended the 2015 Saint Mother Theodore Guerin FEST, which also coincided with the Sisters of Providence 175-year anniversary last October. Several activities took place during the two-day festival, including guided meditation, The Living Rosary, “To God Through Music,” and more. Several sisters and others…
Ellen Baker-Longawa, Hammond, Indiana: “Good example is the best teacher.”
When I was in fourth grade I told her I wanted to be a sister and she told me to go to college first, fall in love, and then decide if I wanted to be a sister.
Marybeth Rich, Homosassa, FL: “she helped me personally on many occasions.”
The one who had the most lasting effect was my school’s principal, Sister Marie Ellen Sullivan. Not only was she a great example of a leader to the whole school. a symbol of professional success for all, but she also helped me personally on many occasions.
Kay Sisk, Linton, IN: “Sister made a great change in my life”
Sometime around 1986, I was diagnosed with Crohns disease. I had been ill for over a year and in and out of hospitals with uncontrollable vomiting and no answer to why it was happening. This sweet little lady introduced herself as Sister Georgianna Testregge.
Celebrating a new shrine for Saint Mother Theodore
October of 2014 was a month of celebration at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, with the grand celebration of the opening of the shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and the festivities leading up to it. See some photos here.
Shrine opening photos
Bishop Coyne blessing new shrine
9 things you may not know about Saint Mother Theodore
She owned a pocket knife. She loved all creatures except snakes and mosquitoes. She had a special fondness for birds. On her voyage to America, via the ship, the Cincinnati, she counted the teeth of a porpoise caught with a harpoon. She was locked in a closet by a bishop. Because of sickness, after becoming…
Anniversary of our first mission
The Sisters of Providence have a long history of mission work in Jasper, Ind. This week marked the 172nd year the school has been in operation. St. Joseph school located in Jasper, Ind., was the first establishment of the Sisters of Providence outside of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
Woods Day Care/Pre-School to close
Citing a growing number of concerns, the Sisters of Providence have sadly announced the closing of Woods Day Care Pre-School (WDC PS), a sponsored institution for close to three decades.
Coal tipple demolished
The coal tipple at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. was recently demolished. Read more about it on our blog.
Paul worked for the Sisters of Providence for 10 years, first as a Systems Analyst in the Information Technology department and as a photographer/digital media/web developer in the Missions Advancement office. He is a graduate of Indiana State University with a degree in electronics technology.