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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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General Superior summons foundress to support new SMWC president

By Dave Cox | February 25, 2011 |

Sister Denise Wilkinson, general superior of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, offered the following comments during the announcement of a new president for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Dr. Dottie…

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Letters from the battlefield

By Connie McCammon | February 22, 2011 |

As we rapidly approach the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, Wabash Valley Visions & Voices is putting the final touches on a special collection celebrating and…

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You never know what you’ll discover

By Connie McCammon | January 26, 2011 |

You never know what topic will be addressed on the Wabash Valley Visions & Voices blog. Take for instance the latest post. It’s a 1905 photograph of the Allen Chapel…

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‘The little Indian of the northern Lakes’

By Connie McCammon | November 12, 2010 |

“Here we see the little Indian of the northern Lakes becoming one of the Torch-bearers of Christian education in southern Indiana and a notable factor in the expansion of St.…

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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin receives another honor

By Dave Cox | November 12, 2010 |

How was Saint Mother Theodore Guerin a pioneer? Let us count the ways! She led a group of five other Sisters of Providence on a treacherous ocean voyage, through densely…

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Letter from a saint: to Sister Gabriella

By Connie McCammon | October 20, 2010 |

Portions of a letter to Sister Gabriella of Fort Wayne, Ind. (Sister Gabriella O’Neill was Mother Theodore’s first postulant of 1841. She was born in 1804 and died in 1875.…

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