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The wisdom of Saint Mother Theodore: Letter to Sister Maria

By Connie McCammon | October 19, 2011 |

Letter from Saint Mother Theodore to Sister Maria in Madison, Ind. Nov. 11, 1853 “My dear Sister: “Sister Basilide having written to let me know the number of hours that…

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Sisters of Providence Foundation Day is Oct. 22

By Sister Ann Casper | October 18, 2011 |

Mother Theodore used to tell that when she saw the place they were coming to (Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana), her strength failed her, and it was with difficulty she was able…

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The wisdom of Saint Mother Theodore: Letter to Sister Gabriella

By Connie McCammon | October 12, 2011 |

Letter from Saint Mother Theodore to Sister Gabriella in Fort Wayne, Ind. Jan. 3, 1853 “My dear Sister: “I have received with true pleasure your good and affectionate wishes. The…

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The wisdom of Saint Mother Theodore: to the sisters in Madison

By Connie McCammon | October 5, 2011 |

Letter from Saint Mother Theodore to the sisters in Madison, Ind. March 21, 1849 “My very dear and beloved Daughters: “Just this moment I hear that the cholera has made…

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Mother Theodore & Taillard

By Christina Blust | October 4, 2011 |

On today’s feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the great animal lover, many people around the world give a special blessing to their pets. You might not know that Mother…

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First chapel to be re-created at SMW

By Dave Cox | September 19, 2011 |

No worries if you’re not a history buff. The re-creation of the first log cabin chapel at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods will still be cool. Several years in the making, an authentic…

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Registry records every woman who has entered the Congregation

By Connie McCammon | September 8, 2011 |

Since Nov. 9, 1840, every woman who has entered the Sisters of Providence has had her name recorded in one of two entrance books that are kept in the Congregation’s…

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SPs and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine

By Connie McCammon | May 24, 2011 |

Last week, I spent several days on a Civil War pilgrimage to Gettysburg, Antietam, Harper’s Ferry and Manassas. On our way to Antietam (also known as Sharpsburg, Md.), we stopped…

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Women’s History Month: English as a Second Language

By Connie McCammon | March 17, 2011 |

“The Eighth American Saint” describes how the French sisters learned English after arriving at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in October of 1840: “Sister Theodore made ready to greet the new postulants as…

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Women’s History Month: Such speed!

By Connie McCammon | March 15, 2011 |

“The Eighth American Saint” describes the railroad experience of Mother Theodore and her traveling companions: “They rode to Philadelphia on the South Amboy and Camden Railroad, opened only a few…

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Women’s History Month: God chooses the humble

By Connie McCammon | March 3, 2011 |

Like any human, Saint Mother Theodore had her doubts about her upcoming mission to the New World. “The Eighth American Saint” describes her feelings: “What chiefly troubled her [Saint Mother…

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Women’s History Month: Thank goodness she said no!

By Connie McCammon | March 1, 2011 |

Prior to her entrance into the Sisters of Providence of Ruillé, France, Anne-Thérèse Guerin (aka Saint Mother Theodore) did have a few suitors. “The Eighth American Saint” describes an encounter…

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