Installation of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin statue at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, June, 2009.
Mother Theodore will greet pilgrims and visitors just south of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
Sister Joann shakes her hand.
Sister Diane Ris, Teresa Clark, Sister Joann Quinkert and Sister Stacy Pierce say hello to Mother Theodore.
The long ropes that were supporting Mother Theodore are removed at last.
A last look at the signature of the sculptor before that part of the statue is anchored into the bricks.
Teresa Clark, the statue’s sculptor, eyes the figure to see if it needs straightening.
The workers measure to see if the statue is level.
Four holes are drilled to contain the statue’s anchors.
This close-up of the inside of the statue shows its hollow core.
Four metal rods at the base of the statue will anchor her to the ground.
The workers make sure that Mother Theodore will fit in the space allotted for her.
Mother Theodore soars above the workers.
A worker uses a lead rope to guide Mother Theodore towards her final destination.
The inside of the bronze statue is hollow.
The workers make sure that all of the measurements are correct.
Mother Theodore is secured, attached to crane, and lifted from the truck.
A large crane was used to transport the bronze statue.
The statue arrived in the back of a pickup truck.
Sculptor Teresa Clark stands by her statue.
Sisters of Providence
The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are a congregation of Roman Catholic women religious (sisters) who minister throughout the United States and Taiwan. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence in 1840. The congregation has a mission of being God's Providence in the world by committing to performing works of love, mercy and justice in service among God's people.
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