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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Frustration and love: unpublished Mother Theodore

Posted on December 26, 2016 at 4:51 am by

“Profit by the experience you have just had at your own expense and not speak to the children but with prudence and discretion. There is no way of repairing what you have done but by showing the pupils what you can do,” writes Saint Mother Theodore Guerin in this previously unpublished letter. Continue reading

Pouring out your heart in prayer

Posted on December 23, 2016 at 4:48 am by

Remember our friend Jonah from the Jewish scriptures? He poured out his heart in prayer, saying, “In my distress I called to my God, and God answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help,  Continue Reading »

Immaculate Conception, patroness of our country, pray for us

Posted on December 7, 2016 at 4:38 am by

Maybe with prayer, we can listen to each other and together find a way to life, liberty from want, and the pursuit of happiness for all. Continue reading

Trust and work

Posted on November 30, 2016 at 4:18 am by

“God’s work gets done by people ready to take risks and to work hard.” Postulant Emily TeKolste reflects on the life of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. Continue reading

Power, justice, charity and civil discourse

Posted on November 23, 2016 at 4:57 am by

We citizens and residents of the United States and the world seek to recover from a highly contentious election. We seek to restore the gaps of a highly divided society. Perhaps the experience of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and the early Sisters of Providence can provide some guidance in this effort. Continue reading

Lives of the Saints

Posted on October 31, 2016 at 5:30 am by

He encouraged me to live a life like that of my mother Continue reading

Called to perform: Sandra Hartlieb’s Mother Theodore

Posted on October 24, 2016 at 4:29 am by

“I was mad at Mother Theodore!” Sandra confesses. For years, Sandra had struggled with corneal degeneration. Prayers for Mother Theodore’s intervention seemed to fall on deaf ears.
“I wandered around the grounds complaining,” Sandra explains. “I ‘heard’ a voice saying, ‘Tell my story.’ Well, I said, ‘I am telling MY story!’ But the voice came again, and I realized it was HER! Telling me to tell HER story! I decided to do it.” Continue reading

Letter to Cardinal Elect Joseph Tobin

Posted on October 23, 2016 at 5:30 am by

We have found in you an advocate for Catholic higher education, as well as religious life Continue reading

Strength from being ordinary this Foundation Day

Posted on October 22, 2016 at 4:25 am by

What matters is what is in our hearts and souls. It’s the warmth, respect and love that we have for others — that same love and respect Saint Mother Theodore modeled to all with whom she came in contact. It was her ordinary, her natural response that came from deep within her heart. It was a response borne of deep prayer and of complete trust in her Provident God. Continue reading

A Reflection for Foundation Day

Posted on October 19, 2016 at 5:30 am by

‘A Foundation we call, Providence’ Continue reading

10 years a saint! Now what?

Posted on October 15, 2016 at 5:19 am by

But I wonder: what would Mother Theodore think of being a saint? Would she be uncomfortable with all the attention? Would she feel like it was something she didn’t deserve? If given a choice would she refuse the honor? Mother Theodore once said, “What have we to do in order to become saints? Nothing extraordinary; nothing more than we do everyday. Only do it for [God’s] love.” Continue reading

New Providence Associate candidates share what brought them here

Posted on October 14, 2016 at 4:29 am by

“A friend told me ‘You are looking for the feminine face of God, and you’ve caught a glimpse of it in the Sisters of Providence.”
“Even as a child I was always in awe of the spiritual feeling you get here.”
Providence Associate candidates share what brought them here. Continue reading

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