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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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Volunteer opportunity spotlight: Docent this sound amazing?

By Mary Riley | April 16, 2019 |

April is National Volunteer Month. Follow along each week as we highlight some of the opportunities the Sisters of Providence have available. Are you a person who loves details? Do you like to tell stories? Can you walk backwards and talk at the same time? If so perhaps being a docent is the right volunteer…

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Saint connects sisters across the ocean

By Amy Miranda | January 10, 2019 |

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin is at the root of a special connection that still exists between the original Sisters of Providence in France and the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Reflections for Foundation Day — Oct. 22, 2018

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 22, 2018 |

“This is our inheritance — that on an October day in 1840 — six women entered a log cabin chapel and life was never again the same.”

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Foundation day: a community effort

By Sister Sue Paweski | October 20, 2018 |

Each of the founding sisters brought unique and much needed skills and gifts to the fledgling community. The same is true today; except that our tent is much bigger.

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Feast of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, 2018 reflection

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 3, 2018 |

It was about 9:30 p.m. on one of the nights leading up to the opening of the new shrine of Saint Mother Theodore back in October of 2014. I went looking for Father Mark Joseph Costello, who was putting the finishing touches on one of the display cases in the shrine. I wanted to nudge…

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Pray with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, our friend in heaven

By Amy Miranda | September 23, 2018 |

As we approach her feast day, let’s turn to Saint Mother Theodore, a friend and prayer support in heaven, for help in praying for our needs.

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Fall in love with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

By Mary Riley | September 18, 2018 |

It’s hard to pick a favorite season to visit Saint Mary-of-the-Woods – but fall is really spectacular. The foliage is changing from its’ summer greens to an array of brilliant autumnal hues of yellow, orange and red.  There are still plenty of warm days where you can wander outside and visit the many beautiful and…

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Saint Mother Theodore: Truly a Woman for All Time

By Mary Riley | August 26, 2018 |

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin died May 14, 1856. Today is Women’s Equality Day – a day in which we remember the passage of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote in 1920. The amendment was first introduced in 1878 but did not pass until 1920. In 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August…

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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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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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