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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

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Saint Mother Theodore’s advice to an impatient sister: unpublished letters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In this previously unpublished letter, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin writes, “You see, now, my daughter, how in your kitchen you can exercise a sort of apostolate, either for God or against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

Sister Joni Luna: first vows and the grace of an undivided heart

Posted on June 26, 2016 at 4:12 am by

Sister Joni Luna reflects as she makes her first vows as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods today. “Pray that in all I represent from this day forward, in all my thoughts, words and actions, especially in my doubts, frustrations, and failings, that I may place my whole self in God’s Providential care.” Continue reading

Do you ever really know?

Posted on June 24, 2016 at 4:10 am by

We really have no idea what effect our actions have on people when we enact them … until years later when they write you and tell you what a profound experience they had because of the power of a saint. Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Sister Joseph Eleanor Ryan, a cause and a Positio

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

From 1978 to 1985, Sister Joseph Eleanor divided her time between Rome and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, as she researched material for the cause for sainthood of Mother Theodore Continue reading

The gift that is Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Posted on June 21, 2016 at 4:36 am by

When is the best time to visit? It’s always a good time to journey to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Each season is beautiful in a special way. Even in the dead of winter you will discover things that may be hidden by the lush foliage that surrounds us in summer. Continue reading

A “letter” to you from Saint Mother Theodore

Posted on June 13, 2016 at 4:22 am by

Whether you are discerning where God is calling you now, or grappling with where God might be calling you next, perhaps this “letter” from Saint Mother Theodore will speak to you. Continue reading

“May we all be saints!” An unpublished letter from Mother Theodore

Posted on June 7, 2016 at 4:55 am by

“May we all be Saints! We shall be if we make good use of the time that remains for us to gain Heaven. …” A previously unpublished letter from Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Remembering Sister Marie Kevin Tighe

Posted on June 2, 2016 at 5:30 am by

In 2006, Sister Marie Kevin traveled to Rome for the canonization of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Continue reading

A tangible reminder of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Posted on May 27, 2016 at 4:36 am by

As the tourist/pilgrim continues through the Shrine area after leaving the Shrine Chapel, she or he seems sent out by Saint Mother Theodore “as birds from the nest” into the world of today and is introduced to our various ministries. At the very end as they are leaving there we all are – Sisters and Associates – waving goodbye to them. They also are being sent out to carry on Saint Mother Theodore’s mission and the ministry in their own lives and their own areas of the world. Linden Leaf Gifts gives them the opportunity to take back with them a tangible reminder of this experience. Continue reading

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