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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin: bearing the light still today

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 9:39 am by

Saint Mother Theodore’s story is still very relevant today. She was an immigrant. She came to a foreign land where she didn’t know the language and where there was a lot of prejudice and bias toward Catholics and toward women. There are just so many parallels to what she faced and what she endured that are still around today. She’s a great model and mentor. Continue reading

Fair Trade: products that improve the lives of people on the margins

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 9:38 am by

Linden Leaf Gifts is a store that worries less about keeping the lights on and more about how to bring light into the lives of marginalized people. As a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, Linden Leaf Gifts measures success a little differently than most retail stores. Success is derived also from the difference it can make in the lives of people that provide the unique products sold there. Continue reading

Building and healing: Saint Mother Theodore Guerin moment

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 5:00 am by

When Sister Mary asked if they had seen the Log Cabin Chapel yet, three of the men responded in unison, proudly and humbly, “We helped build it.” This was a reunion of sorts for the three men who were inmates in 2012 at the Federal Penitentiary in Terre Haute. Before their release, they vowed to return to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for a visit, and this weekend was that moment. Continue reading

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

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