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Facing challenges with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

February 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST


Open for registration. Registration deadline: February 4, 2021.

Join members of the Providence community for this virtual panel/interactive group discussion on Facing challenges with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. Did you know that Saint Mother Theodore Guerin faced many challenges in her lifetime? Mother Theodore immigrated to a new country without knowing the language. She lived for many years with chronic health and digestion issues. She faced conflict with church leadership and had to deal with the deaths of several family members while young as well as her mother’s resulting depression. She faced religious discrimination and violence.

What can we learn about facing challenges from a saint who faced many? Join us at 7 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. Our virtual program will begin with a panel discussion of Sister Denise Wilkinson, Sister Jan Craven, Sister Jessica Vitente and Providence Associate Helen Flavin sharing about some of the challenges Saint Mother Theodore faced and how they can relate in their own lives. We will then break into small groups in breakout rooms and all participants will have a chance to join the discussion.

Sign up below and we will send Zoom login information to you. We hope you can join our presentation and discussion!

*Registration is recommended but not required.

For more information

Contact Amy Miranda at 812-535-2812 or amiranda@spsmw.org.

Facilitated by

Sister Denise Wilkinson, SP

Sister Denise Wilkinson, SP, was the general superior of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from 2006-2016. She previously served as a high school teacher, college administrator, postulant/novice director and director of advancement and communications for the Congregation. Currently, Sister Denise serves the Congregation in various volunteer positions.

Sister Jan Craven, SP

Sister Jan Craven, SP, is director of the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and the National Shrine of Our Lady of Providence. She is co-director of Providence Spirituality & Conference Center. She holds master’s degrees in spirituality and in the philosophy of religion and theology. She is a former teacher, director of religious education, pastoral associate, provincial councilor and tribunal advocate as well as the former director of postulants at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Jessica Vitente, SP

Sister Jessica Vitente, SP, originally of of Pomona, California, has been a Sister of Providence since 2018. Currently a mission novice, she ministers as the Catholic Campus Minister for the Newman Center at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana.

Providence Associate Helen Flavin

Helen Flavin is a Providence Associate. She is a Catholic scientist, educator and writer. Helen received her Ph.D. in Neurochemistry from Boston College. She currently serves as an Instructional Design Consultant. She is a guest columnist for her Diocese’s Catholic Newspaper “The Anchor.” She enjoys volunteering at the local nursing home.

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