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Saint Mother Theodore Guérin: A Woman for All Time

By Sisters of Providence | August 20, 2018 |

Who was this woman we call Saint Mother Theodore? In 1840, leaving her home in France, she came to Indiana determined to be the face of God’s Providence to everyone she encountered. She left a legacy of love, mercy and justice. What can we learn from her life to guide us in today’s world?

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A look at the life of Sister Mary Edwin Werner

By Jason Moon | August 9, 2018 |

Sister Mary Edwin was “remembered for not tolerating typing errors, erasures or ‘strike overs.’”

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A front porch reflection

By Sister Donna Butler | August 8, 2018 |

She had a very small house, but an extravagant heart

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Musings on Kleenex and ‘Kin-dom’

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | August 3, 2018 |

The kin-dom of God is like a Kleenex that’s been washed, rinsed, spun dry in a washing machine

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Sister Antonia Marie Zick: A Providential Dream

By Jason Moon | August 2, 2018 |

Josepha would finally see the large convent she had seen in her dream

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The woman behind the saint

By Amy Miranda | May 14, 2018 |

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin was an immigrant, stood up to injustice, endured poverty, lived with chronic health problems and more. Through her own words, which have been published in Journals and Letters of Mother Theodore Guerin, we are able to see the woman behind the saint and why she continues to lead and inspire people worldwide.

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Archival Treasures

By Sisters of Providence | May 2, 2018 |

In 1920 Mother Mary Cleophas Foley made the decision to send six Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., on mission to China at the request of Bishop Joseph Tacconi. The Sisters of Providence were the first congregation of American women religious to send missionaries to China. Sister Marie Gratia Luking led this group of…

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The Bugle Call

By Sisters of Providence | May 2, 2018 |

The Bugle Call magazine was published bi-monthly from 1921 to 1958 by the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Unit of the Catholic Students Mission Crusade (CSMC). It acquainted the students of the Sisters of Providence with the needs and activities of their missionaries in China (and later in Taiwan). Through this magazine, students were encouraged to support…

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A brief history of the mission to the Chinese

By Sisters of Providence | May 2, 2018 |

Since 1920 the Sisters of Providence have had a presence in Asia, commencing that presence in China. Six Sisters of Providence responded to a call to this foreign mission field, echoing Saint Mother Theodore Guerin’s response to go to a foreign land in 1840. In the summer of 1919, Bishop Joseph Tacconi of Kaifeng, China,…

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Day of Departure

By Sisters of Providence | May 2, 2018 |

The Aurora, a publication of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, described the departure of the six Sisters of Providence who left for the Chinese mission in an article titled “Day of Departure” in the November 1920 issue. The six sisters chosen for this ministry were Sisters Marie Gratia Luking, Mary Elise Renaud, Eugene Marie Howard, Marie Patricia…

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Virtual spiritual pilgrimage of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

By Amy Miranda | February 4, 2018 |

Take a spiritual and historic walk around some of the sacred spaces at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from the comfort of your armchair. We hope you enjoy reflecting on these sacred Woods.

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Saint Mary-of-the-Woods spiritual pilgrimage video

By Sisters of Providence | February 2, 2018 |

Take a virtual, prayerful historical pilgrimage around beautiful Saint Mary-of-the-Woods with this video reflection.

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Often, some of the most interesting pieces of history are lost in time. These inviting stories are drawn from the Sisters of Providence Archives and the memories of sisters and friends. They feature the many people and places instrumental in the Sisters of Providence history.

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