Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Prayer requests

Visitors are encouraged to pray and meditate at Saint Mother Theodore’s shrine. Prayer requests are placed daily in the Book of Petitions located at the Shrine. The Sisters of Providence pray for these hopes and concerns daily at the Eucharistic liturgy. To submit a request for prayers, you can fill out our contact form.

Share your blessings

The Office of the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin welcomes requests for prayer through the intercession of Saint Mother Theodore. Sister Jan Craven, Director of the Shrine, learns daily of significant blessings in people’s lives attributed to our saint’s intercession with our Provident God. Do e-mail, write or call Sister Jan to inform us of the blessings you attribute to this great Woman for all Time.

Reports of “miracles” come frequently to the Office of the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. With prayer and sincere hope, you may ask Saint Mother Theodore to intercede to our Provident God for the many people and world situations that demand the attention and prayer of faithful people. Ask with humble faith and offer personal aid to those in need.

Prayer cards

The prayers below are found on the prayer cards available at the Shrine of Saint. Mother Theodore Guerin at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods or you may request a few prayer cards from the shrine office. Ordering in large quantities requires a check for postage.

For more information about the prayer programs of the Sisters of Providence, visit our Spirituality & Prayer section.

Novena to Saint Mother Theodore

A novena traditionally is made up of nine consecutive days of prayer. Usually the petitioner asks a favorite saint to act as a spiritual companion and prayer partner. When you pray a Novena to the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin she acts as a powerful intercessor — since we are assured she has lived a holy life and is now in heaven.  As you join your sincere prayers with that of a saint, you naturally become more bonded to the spiritual qualities of that holy person.

Contact the Shrine

Requests for prayers, and reports of favors granted through the intercession of Saint Mother Theodore may be sent to Sister Jan Craven, Director of the Shrine Office at 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876-1007

Also, you may contact Sister Jan via e-mail at or 812-535-2925.