In struggles we may be facing, we, too, may need someone to lovingly challenge us and guide us in realizing the effects our shortcomings have on us and on those with whom we live, work and worship.Read more
Mother Theodore had to wear many hats in her lifetime. Her letters throughout the book really exemplify the many roles she had to play.Read more
We get only a few glimpses of Sister St. Francis Xavier in what we’ve read. But they hint at her character and her friendship with Mother Theodore.Read more
Mother Theodore invites them to consider, “might you be the cause of another’s fault? Are you wanting in foresight or wisdom, gentleness or charity?” And so often, isn’t it true, that we ourselves can be our own worst enemy?Read more
As a student in Sisters of Providence schools, I remember seeing the image in our classrooms.Read more
Lay sisters were those assigned to ministries other than education. In a series of blog posts, we will acquaint you with other lay sisters in our community, their gifts and eventually some of the hardships imposed by Rome. But first let us begin by celebrating the gifts of one such sister who served in the Academy at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.Read more
Mother Theodore’s letter to Bishop Bouvier struck me as a type of prayer. It included praise of Providence, thanksgiving for favors received, petitions of need and a prayer of lamentation. She acknowledges those whose spirituality and actions were Providence for the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods community.Read more
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