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Poems from Sister Mary Theodosia Mug

By Jason Moon | March 23, 2021 |

We wanted to share some of Sister Mary Theodosia’s poems with you.

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Journals and Letters week 24: Support and hope

By Amy Miranda | March 20, 2021 |

“The future is yours.” Such a new chance for hope.

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Journals and Letters week 22: “I am so tired …”

By Amy Miranda | March 6, 2021 |

Mother Theodore had to stay in charge and oversee everyone else. A true “mother.” And on top of all that the bishop keeps causing problem after problem. All of this is compounded by Mother Theodore’s chronic poor health that leaves her ill or weak much of the time.

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Journals and Letters week 21: The cross awaits

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | February 27, 2021 |

The cross did await Mother Theodore and her sisters “at every turn.” The conflict with the bishop took many more twists and turns before the rule was approved and the land deeded over. Yet she persisted.

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Journals and Letters week 18: New Orleans to Indiana

By Jeannie Smith | February 6, 2021 |

Her statement at that time is one we must take to heart still today: “These Americans, so proud of their liberty, thus make game of the liberty of others.” No slave markets today, no. Yet that legacy is still so evident in the systemic racism that tells a lie about “liberty and justice for all.”

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Facing challenges with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Amy Miranda | February 4, 2021 |

Join members of the Providence community for this virtual panel/interactive group discussion on Facing challenges with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin.

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Journals and Letters week 17: Mother Theodore’s own words

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | January 30, 2021 |

Yet, no matter how frightening the weather or terrifying an incident, Mother Theodore could and did pray.

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Journals and Letters week 16: Welcome support

By Sister Ann Casper | January 23, 2021 |

Our present benefactors mirror these early supporters of our mission — a caring woman, a priest, two prominent businessmen — all in their own way enabling the mission and moving it forward by their talents and contributions.

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Journals and Letters week 15: Stuck in New Orleans

By Mary Riley | January 16, 2021 |

From her sickbed Mother Theodore still had to keep watch over what was going on back at the Woods. While she was away Bishop de la Hailandière had created havoc for the community, demanding that he be obeyed despite legitimate objections to his requests.

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Journals and Letters week 14: Mother Theodore the fundraiser

By Amy Miranda | January 9, 2021 |

Mother Theodore felt burnt out and ready to give up. Can’t we can all relate to having someone we care about urge us when we have lost hope?

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Journals and Letters week 13: Relationships

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | January 2, 2021 |

The eight pages we read from the Mother Theodore’s ‘Journals and Letters” create quite the patchwork quilt of relationships — some intriguing, some annoying, some tender, some puzzling, some of the true blue kind.

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Journals and Letters week 12: Hardship and consolation

By Sister Ann Casper | December 26, 2020 |

The reading picks up after the fire at Saint Mary’s destroyed the barns and granary, other provisions and all the farm equipment.

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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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