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Litany of Saint Mother Theodore

That we, like you, may abandon ourselves to the will of God …
Pray for us, Saint Mother Theodore …

That we may learn to love as you loved …
Pray for us, Saint Mother Theodore …

That we may truly be children of Providence …
Pray for us, Saint Mother Theodore …

That we may devote ourselves generously to the care of others …
Pray for us, Saint Mother Theodore …

That we may love, forgive, and encourage one another from the bottom of our hearts …
Pray for us, Saint Mother Theodore …

That we may try to bear everything from others without making them bear anything from us …
Pray for us, Saint Mother Theodore …

That we may be gentle with ourselves, acknowledging and correcting our faults, but never exaggerating them …
Pray for us, Saint Mother Theodore …

That we may walk in the presence of God, accepting our crosses as you accepted yours …
Pray for us, Saint Mother Theodore …

That we may love and treat the earth as you did, imitating the care of divine Providence for the birds of the air and the grass of the fields …
Pray for us, Saint Mother Theodore …

That we may strive to develop in our lives that immense charity that sincerely loves persons whose inclinations are most opposed to ours …
Pray for us, Saint Mother Theodore …

That we may share your deep love for God in the Eucharist…
Pray for us, Saint Mother Theodore …

That we may have confidence in that Providence that so far as never failed us …
Pray for us, Saint Mother Theodore …

Saint Mother Theodore, may we be blessed with your hope in God’s Providence. May we, like you, understand that we share in the work of Providence that has so generously protected us in the past, continues to provide for us in the present, and will always be with us in every event to come.

Amen.

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Sister Jeanne Knoerle

Sister Jeanne Knoerle was a Sister of Providence for 64 years. She taught for many years at schools in Illinois, Indiana, and Washington, D.C. and was the president of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College from 1968 to 1983. Sister Jeanne passed away in June 2013. Read Sister Jeanne’s Obituary here.

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