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A Reflection for the Feast of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 9:11 am by

May we never forget why she came here Continue reading

Mother Theodore Moment: a history of collaborating in leadership

Posted on October 3, 2016 at 11:00 am by

Sister Mary Cecilia Bailey reflected on Saint Mother Theodore’s style of leadership in a letter sent May 16, 1856: “She blended the tenderness of a Mother with the firmness of a Superior so perfectly that her government was most happy and effectual . . . ” Continue reading

Struggling to speak out against injustice with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Posted on October 3, 2016 at 4:02 am by

In the midst of her own pain and struggles, Mother Theodore still considered the most painful sight to be that of the injustice of owning other human beings. She looked upon her fellow human beings with compassion, saw clearly the results of an unjust structure, and yearned to end the suffering. 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

A note in distress: unpublished Saint Mother Theodore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

Reflecting on Leadership

Posted on June 22, 2016 at 5:30 am by

The goal is to offer the community the best possible choice for a team to provide collaborative leadership in the next five years. Continue reading

An unpublished note from Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Posted on May 24, 2016 at 4:58 am by

Did you know there’s more from Saint Mother Theodore? The Archives department for the Sisters of Providence has several of Saint Mother Theodore’s letters that were not included in Journals and Letters. Continue reading

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin quotations on mercy

Posted on April 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

“… Be assured that in leaving the past to the mercy of God and the future to (God’s) Providence, you will derive from your offering very great peace and very great consolation.” Continue reading

Transformed by these Woods

Posted on January 15, 2016 at 6:00 am by

“I don’t know what it is — there’s just something about the Woods.”
These are familiar sentiments for people who have lived or worked at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Most of us have heard these things. And most of us have said them ourselves. Sister Lisa Stallings reflects on the transforming power of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Continue reading

Renewing spiritually at the Woods

Posted on January 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Ruth isn’t exactly sure what made her choose Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for her week-long retreat. She only knows “God wanted me there.” Continue reading

What can these Woods offer you?

Posted on January 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

The Jubilee Year of Mercy began Dec. 8, 2015, the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council. What will you do this year to grow in your faith? To strengthen both charitable works and social justice at home and as part of your faith community? Maybe a visit to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods can help you on your way. Continue reading

Reconnecting with and sharing the Woods

Posted on January 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

“It had been close to 20 years since we had a sister on staff,” St. Patrick School Principal Amy McClain said. “But we looked at our mission and ministry and then we looked to the Woods. It felt like Providence when Sister Joni applied.” Continue reading

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