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Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

A special family visit

Posted on September 26, 2016 at 5:30 am by

‘Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is a place of gifts; a place of rejuvenation.’ Continue reading

Reminders of the beauty of God

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 4:00 am by

“The beauties of nature were continual reminders to her of the beauty of God; it was a thought she loved to put frequently before our minds. The luxuriance of the foliage suggested the bounty and infinite power of the Creator; the beauty of winter in its snowy mantle, purity of soul and the splendor of that spotlessness. ”
Mother Anastasie Brown shares her first-hand memories of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and her connection to nature. Continue reading

Photos: Welcome Emily! A new Sister of Providence postulant

Posted on September 8, 2016 at 2:03 pm by

The Sisters of Providence welcomed a new young woman to the Congregation on Wednesday. Emily TeKolste of Carmel, Indiana, officially entered the Congregation with a knocking prayer ritual. Enjoy the photos! Continue reading

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin: A torchbearer!

Posted on September 7, 2016 at 5:30 am by

Torch Relay to take place at approximately 5 p.m., on Sept. 21, at Fairbanks Park Continue reading

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin: On the instruction of children

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 4:56 am by

“But do you remember what are the most powerful rewards? A good word, a look of approbation, a little jest is sometimes sufficient for correcting one when the most severe penances would not have conquered.” Previously unpublished advice from Saint Mother Theodore Guerin on instructing children. Continue reading

Photos: Fresh air for the soul

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 4:47 am by

Enjoy the special beauty of a misty, sacred morning at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in these photos. Don’t we all need a little fresh air for the soul? Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Remembering Sister Loretta Schafer

Posted on August 18, 2016 at 5:30 am by

In 1976, Sister Loretta was elected the 13th general superior of the Sisters of Providence Continue reading

A note in distress: unpublished Saint Mother Theodore

Posted on August 3, 2016 at 4:30 am by

“I went to see Monseigneur upon my arrival last evening. I returned this morning; that interview was more than enough to make me quite sick. My God, have mercy on me!”
A note from Saint Mother Theodore during a time of oppression from the bishop. Continue reading

Vatican visitation finds love

Posted on July 27, 2016 at 4:35 am by

They saw that we genuinely love one another.
After a years’ long and sometimes painful investigation, that is what stands out for me from the results of the apostolic visitation on our community of women religious by the Vatican. Continue reading

Saint Mother Theodore’s advice to an impatient sister: unpublished letters

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 4:27 am by

In this previously unpublished letter, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin writes, “You see, now, my daughter, how in your kitchen you can exercise a sort of apostolate, either for God or against Him. Watch well, then, over yourself, so as to place and to gain over to Him the hearts of the children entrusted to you.” Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: A look at past General Superiors

Posted on July 7, 2016 at 5:30 am by

Each one of the General Superiors brought their own unique talents to the position Continue reading

Celebrate with us! Jubilee and vows weekend photos

Posted on July 1, 2016 at 4:39 am by

Enjoy photos from this weekend’s festivities at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. On Saturday, Sisters Cathy Campbell, Mary Jo Piccione and Linda Thompson celebrated their Golden Jubilee — 50 years as Sisters of Providence. Sister My Huong Pham celebrated 25 years in religious life. And Sunday was the first vows celebration for Sister Joni Luna. We’re so blessed to have all of these Sisters in our Providence family. Continue reading

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