Stories about

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

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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Reflection for the Feast of Saint Mother Theodore

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | October 3, 2022 |

How are WE walking in the footsteps of this saint?

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Saint Mother Theodore’s Legacy Lives: Giving Day 2022

By Diane Weidenbenner | September 27, 2022 |

To celebrate Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and the Sisters of Providence, we’ll be hosting Saint Mother Theodore’s Legacy Lives: Giving Day 2022 on Oct. 18. The giving day is a special opportunity for friends and supporters of the Congregation, and Mother Theodore, to give a gift to honor the strong foundation that she built.

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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, pray for us!

By Sisters of Providence | September 24, 2022 |

As we approach the feast of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin on Oct. 3, we invite each of you to join us in praying a novena to Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. A novena is nine days of prayer, usually for a special intention.

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Saint Mother Theodore’s guidance among the troubles an blessings of change

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | September 14, 2022 |

When we feel overwhelmed by the troubles and blessings of change, who can be our mentor, our friend, our wisdom figure? I suggest our own Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, a woman who faced a myriad of change — always with realism, hope and an unwavering trust in Providence,

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Back to school: A teacher’s perspective

By Sheila Galvin | July 28, 2022 |

Don’t believe anyone who tells you there is no prayer in public school! This teacher is praying all the time!

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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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