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Journals and Letters Week 8: Indiana arrival

By Sister Ann Casper | November 28, 2020 |

I tend to forget that Mother Theodore came from a rather sophisticated France with great Cathedrals, actual roads, and thriving businesses, etc.

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Journals and Letters Week 7: Hardship on the Ohio

By Mary Riley | November 21, 2020 |

As they get closer to Indiana, Mother Theodore and her companions experience some lows and highs traveling down the Ohio River.

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Journals and Letters Week 6: Traveling the United States

By Patricia Davis | November 14, 2020 |

Saint Mother Theodore’s detailed descriptions of her experiences become a way to meditate on and pray thanksgiving for creation.

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Journals and Letters week 5: the measure of the woman

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | November 7, 2020 |

Did the woman carry a yard stick? A surveyor’s measure? A folded up paper chart that converts leagues to miles, meters to inches or feet?

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Journals and Letters week 4: arrival on U.S. soil

By Sister Ann Casper | October 31, 2020 |

And then, as often happens in our darkest hours, the smallest of kindnesses can lift the spirits.

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Reflections for Foundation Day 2020

By Sisters of Providence | October 30, 2020 |

We love these women who have so shaped our beloved community.

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A new start in the Providence Community

By Amy Miranda | October 28, 2020 |

So, what brought these diverse women and men to seek something more with the Sisters of Providence?

Some said that as alums of former Sisters of Providence schools they were reconnecting with their roots.

One told how he had come to the Woods for a retreat and was inspired by what he saw.

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“Journals and Letters” week 3: at sea in 1840

By Amy Miranda | October 25, 2020 |

I love the many instances where she studies and describes an animal for the reader. She tells of the whale’s massive head, as big as a house. The dark brown color of its back and how it spouts out water apparently by respiration as its jets are so regular.

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To Mother Theodore and companions

By Sister Thomas Jeanne Doriot | October 22, 2020 |

You look on us amazed, as women will
at daughters growing generations after
them. We are all this century knows
of any value in your venturing
into a wilderness where Christ was
waiting for you …

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“Journals and Letters” week 2: the voyage begins

By Mary Riley | October 18, 2020 |

The sea journey seems doomed from the moment they boarded. Thieves, seasickness and bad weather with the added addition of not speaking English and being on an “American” ship, all contribute to a wretched start.

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Join us in reading the “Journals and Letters” of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Mary Riley | October 11, 2020 |

To celebrate Mother Theodore’s life and many accomplishments that continue even today, we will be revisiting her own words by reading Journals and Letters over the course of a year. Each week we’ll read several pages and reacquaint ourselves with the woman who started it all. Won’t you join us?

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A Reflection on the Feast Day of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 5, 2020 |

It is her heart and the witness of her life that gives me solace and comfort at times like these.

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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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