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Three quotes from Mother Theodore that should make you think about volunteering in the New Year

By Mary Riley | January 8, 2020 |

Saint Mother Theodore wrote about many things. What did she have to say about volunteering and being of service to others.

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Reflections for Foundation Day 2019

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 23, 2019 |

Well, the fact that we are still here 179 years later is certainly testimony to the Providence of God. It is also testimony to all those sisters in the U.S. as well as in China and Taiwan AND to the many other Dotties, Mandys and Margies in our larger community of Providence who have not let appearances keep them from doing good, doing lots of good.

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A Reflection for the Feast of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 3, 2019 |

‘Give me, give us, this heart of Mother Theodore with which to treasure the power and promise of the cross.’

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Day by day with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | October 3, 2019 |

I feel inclined to talk with Saint Mother Theodore about what’s worrying me, or making me happy or driving me crazy. “Another means for preserving the peace is to let little things pass without noticing them,” she said.

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Join us in a Novena Prayer with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sisters of Providence | September 24, 2019 |

During her life, Saint Mother Theodore showed attentiveness and affection for her sisters, neighbors and friends in the United States and in France. Relying on that attentiveness and affection, we ask her to intercede and pray for us today. Join us for a special novena prayer these nine days leading up to the celebration of her feast day, October 3.

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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin moment: a mother’s letter to new postulants

By Saint Mother Theodore Guerin | September 20, 2019 |

“Long ago we offered prayers for you, for your generous mother. When you write to her tell her that I shall try to be a mother to you, that I love you already as my beloved child, and that all the Sisters are anxiously waiting to have you among them,” writes Saint Mother Theodore to soon-to-arrive postulants.

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A matter of hope: the future of religious life

By Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp | September 20, 2019 |

I trust that there will be courageous women and men who will continue to answer the call of Providence to respond with integrity and passion to the most urgent needs in society.

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Discovering the Woods: A visit from a fresh perspective

By Mary Riley | July 24, 2019 |

Each day we get visitors, pilgrims and tour groups who explore the many wonderful things that are here for all to discover.

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A reflection for first vows

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | July 4, 2019 |

What we make of Saint Mother Theodore’s legacy will be our legacy – will we follow and not look back?

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Grumbling with Saint Mother Theodore

By Amy Miranda | June 11, 2019 |

Saint Mother Theodore, truly I have great need of your prayers. I am quite a grumbler.

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Digitizing the letters and journals of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sister Janet Gilligan | May 24, 2019 |

The original manuscripts of all the existing letters and journals, mostly in French, have been carefully preserved in the Sisters of Providence Archives. But these fragile pages have never been available to the public. Now, thanks to a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Indiana State Library, digital representations of the personal letters of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, along with transcriptions and translations, will be available sometime after July.

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Saint Mother Theodore: The real woman behind the image

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | May 21, 2019 |

I find this image of Mother Theodore very compelling. Because it hangs in my work space, I see it often. For me the image conveys an entirely different way to know Mother Theodore. This isn’t the iconic formal portrait of Mother Theodore. It is not the grey, grainy daguerreotype giving us the most accurate way…

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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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