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Little Known Facts

By Mary Riley | November 16, 2021 |

There are many “little known facts” about our foundress saint and the Sisters of Providence Community that are very interesting. Come and satisfy your curious mind with us!

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Sisters to celebrate Feast of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Jason Moon | September 21, 2021 |

People throughout the world continue to contact the Congregation for information about Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, and to request prayers through her intercession.

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Journals and Letters week 50: Mother Theodore and Summit City

By Mary Riley | September 18, 2021 |

We see in this week’s reading the connection between Mother Theodore, Reverend Benoit and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Journals and Letters week 49: The death of an angel

By Mary Riley | September 11, 2021 |

Mother Theodore bares her heart in these beautiful letters about the death of her dear friend, Sister St. Francis Xavier.

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Journals and Letters week 48: Direct and loving advice from Mother Theodore

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | September 4, 2021 |

In her letter to Sister Maria, Mother Theodore’s tone seems direct, stern and loving. (How does Mother Theodore so consistently manage blending those seeming opposites?)

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Journals and Letters week 47: Letting things take their course

By Sister Ann Casper | August 28, 2021 |

Mother Theodore’s long letters have a common theme, loving one another. She advises Mary Xavier to “bear with the defects of others. Endeavor not to cause others to suffer, and you yourself try to endure the little annoyances which are unavoidable in the necessary relations with others.”

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Journals and Letters week 46: God’s flowers

By Linda McMahon | August 21, 2021 |

Mother Theodore followed the death announcement with a telling of this young (aged 21) sister’s story. We learn that she lived her faith and her vocation in a most holy and virtuous way, and she approached her death with serenity.

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Journals and Letters week 45: Sorrows and shadows

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | August 14, 2021 |

“Indeed it is very difficult, and it requires an uncommon virtue, not to make others suffer when we suffer,” writes Saint Mother Theodore Guerin.

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Join the legacy and mission of a Saint

By Jason Moon | August 11, 2021 |

The retreat begins at 7 p.m., EDT, on Friday, Oct. 1, and will conclude at 1 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 3.

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Journals and Letters week 44: Full as an egg and a tribute to a friend

By Sister Ann Casper | August 7, 2021 |

I love her balanced approach and the fact that she is not threatened by the presence or success of others.

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Journals and Letters week 43: Jesuits and mothering and nieces

By Amy Miranda | July 31, 2021 |

And finally, what a sweet gift to Mother Theodore. Two of her nieces come to the United States to join the Congregation!

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An unbreakable promise

By Sister Janet Gilligan | July 26, 2021 |

True to her word, after her safe arrival at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Mother Theodore had a small log chapel built on a little hill in the forest east of the convent

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An unshakeable trust in God. It set Saint Mother Theodore Guerin apart and makes her a model for us in our daily living. Get to know our brave and inspiring foundress better through these stories.

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