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Topic: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

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“We have gone out several times this summer to gather simples and linden blossoms, etc. In each excursion we discover something marvelous, beautiful, and useful in the magnificent forests of Indiana.”

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“When we had left our country and all that was dear to us... We found waiting for us in a poor log cabin our God, our ALL.”

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“...It was ordinarily after contemplating these inspiring scenes that we went down to our cabin to mingle our voices to the majesty of nature in praising its Creator.”

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“Come to Saint Mary's...to give me the consolation of seeing you all, fervent and united, which is the greatest happiness that I can have in this world.”

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“Further on vegetation flourished with rich and wild luxuriance; orange and lemon trees, loaded with the finest fruit. Altogether it was a delightful country.”

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“... In France it snows and freezes, but the cold is nothing compared to that of our forests... During these terrible periods of cold, showers sometimes fall of a singular sort like liquid peas in torrents.”

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“And so the most pressing desire of the hearts of your Daughters of the Woods is to pray for you ... not only on the first of the year, but every day of their lives.”

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“O Mary, without spot, protect thy house of the Woods!”

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“There is a Providence and the Sisters of Saint Mary's are truly its daughters.”

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To Mother Theodore and Companions

Fragile forerunners of ourselves, we thank you for your coming, Bearing sainted heroes’ names across the seas. You are a litany chanted down the years: Theodore, St. Vincent Ferrer, St.…

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These Woods are Thine

These woods are thine, O Lord, This Home, Whose deep foundation is Thy Providence, Whose walls are Peace; Where Grace glows like a kindled lamp within, And shadows cease. These…

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Quote of the day

June 22
“You can never imagine the void the death of Sister St. Francis has left in our house. I not only miss her, but it seems to me I have lost a part of my life. Day and night she is present in my mind.”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin