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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

In the Footsteps of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sister Sue Paweski | August 23, 2023 |

Thus began our French pilgrimage of Sisters of Providence, Providence Assoicates and friends called “In the Footsteps of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin.” I’d like to share with you a snapshot of our destinations.

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Ask a Sister: Spiritual help 5 cents

By Sister Marilyn Baker | January 24, 2023 |

They asked about how they would know if God was calling them? Or what it was that God really wanted them to do with their lives? There were a few who asked what to do to strengthen their faith.

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Why the Providence Community?

By Amy Miranda | January 12, 2023 |

“I feel drawn to Mother Theodore’s zeal, courage, caring and loving, especially her complete trust in the Providence of God. I want to grow deeper in my love for God and in the zeal to serve others as a Sister of Providence following the legacy of Mother Theodore.”

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Donors, you bless us beyond words!

By Diane Weidenbenner | January 12, 2023 |

Your generosity abounded! We raised a total of $30,772 from 110 gifts. We had first-time gifts from 13 people, including seven brand-new friends to the Congregation.

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The gift of the present moment in this new year

By Marilyn Rausch | December 31, 2022 |

We are invited to encounter God right now, express gratitude for the gift given this day, and to commit to make up immediately for any mistakes we may have made. We do not look to a nebulous future time to start making the needed changes. Instead we use this precious moment, the only time we are assured of.

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Seeking our Saint!

By Sister Sue Paweski | December 4, 2022 |

We encourage you to join us. It is a once in a lifetime experience!

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The Gift of Mother Theodore’s written legacy

By Alice Shelton | October 24, 2022 |

We know Mother Theodore because she wrote. The storyteller in Mother Theodore shines clearly today as so many of us make use of what she left for us. We speak of Providence in our lives with the quiet confidence of children who learned at the feet of a loving parent.

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Celebrating our many foundations this Foundation Day

By Sister Sue Paweski | October 22, 2022 |

The founding sisters arrived at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods late in the evening on Oct. 22, 1840. They were expecting a convent and a school. Instead they found a dense woods with no buildings in sight. There had been a storm that lasted 36 hours the previous days. The sisters arrived in damp clothes, hungry and tired.

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Saint Mother Theodore: a humble servant of God

By Marilyn Rausch | October 21, 2022 |

Sister St. Theodore, her given name as a Sister of Providence, accepted with humility her assignments. Even so when they were difficult, providentially acquiring new knowledge along the way that would benefit her in God’s plans for her future.

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A legacy of humor, trust, patience and kindness

By Sister Marianne Ridgell | October 18, 2022 |

Another quality Mother Theodore expressed so well is kindness. She shows kindness in trying to accept not only her own difficult situation but also some personality conflicts which tried her patience.

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Leaning on Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

By Sister Mary Ann DeFazio | October 11, 2022 |

When I have had difficulties in my life, Mother Theodore’s words were of enormous help.

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colorful portrait painting of Mother Theodore with halo

Why do I love Saint Mother Theodore?

By Sister Anji Fan | October 7, 2022 |

Oh, how blessed to be a member of this Providence community! The founding spirit that is expressed so poignantly in Saint Mother Theodore’s words continues to challenge and comfort my soul.

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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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