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The Feast of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin
October 3 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
Celebrate the feast day of the Eighth American Saint by joining the Sisters of Providence and Providence Associates at the Eucharistic Liturgy on this special day.
Mass will take place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception and is also open to the public.
A feast day in the Catholic tradition is a day set aside to commemorate the life of saintly individuals or a specific event.
Born in the village of Etables in Brittany, France, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin came to the United State in 1840 to establish a Congregation of religious women in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. She was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on October 15, 2006, and her feast day was designated for October 3.
From those origins, a vibrant Congregation was given life that is sustained to this day through Mother Theodore’s foresight, legacy and energy, which continues to motivate the generations of sisters who have followed in her footsteps.
Many of the sisters’ ministries today focus on maintaining a vital presence in educational settings, working for justice, preserving the environment, health care for the sick, assisting those in need, spiritual direction and a commitment to non-violence.
Pilgrimages and tours may be arranged for those who wish to visit the grounds or pray at The Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, by contacting Providence Spirituality & Conference Center at 812-535-2945.