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Visual Journey to Saint Mother Theodore’s Hometown and French Roots

October 12, 2017

Providence Hall Community Room

1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876


Thursday, Oct. 12, 9 -11 a.m. or 6:30- 8:30 p.m. (EDT)

Take a trip to France with Sister Denise Wilkinson, SP and Sister Jan Craven, SP.  A virtual trip that is! Earlier this year both Sister Denise and Sister Jan visited the birthplace, home town, Motherhouse, and ministry sites where Saint Mother Theodore Guerin experienced life before she came to  America. They invite you to share their pictorial journey and learn more about the roots of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and what is happening today in those places that were close to her heart!


Facilitated by

Sister Denise Wilkinson

Sister Denise is a native of Chicago, entered the Sisters of Providence in 1963. She ministered as an educator, dean of residents and vice president for student affairs at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and as the congregation’s formation director. She served as the general superior of the Sisters of Providence from 2006 to 2016. During her term, the Congregation’s foundress Saint Mother Theodore Guerin was canonized a saint. Most recently, Sister Denise spent several months in France, the birthplace of Mother Theodore. Currently, she serves as Donor Relations Associate in Mission Advancement office in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Jan Craven

Sister Jan Craven 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 and 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.

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