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In their own words: Sister Henri Domonique Besson

By Connie McCammon | January 13, 2007 |

This article is reprinted from winter 2007 issue of HOPE. Many words have been written and spoken to describe the canonization of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. Sisters of Providence and pilgrims who traveled with the Congregation share their thoughts and feelings about this once-in-a-lifetime event. These thoughts are from Sister Henri Dominique Besson, past general…

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Model of a saint created by Teresa Clark

By Sisters of Providence | November 9, 2006 |

After admiring the magnificent Saint Mother Theodore Guerin model created by artist/sculptor Teresa Clark, it was unsettling to see it days ago covered with rubbery goo. But there the model was, upright and bolted into place in Teresa’s temporary studio housed in the Water Treatment Plant at the Sisters of Providence. The work of art…

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Hopes for the effect of the canonization

By Sisters of Providence | October 20, 2006 |

By Sister Ann Margaret O’Hara The canonization of our foundress, Mother Theodore Guerin, calls all Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in Indiana to deeper union with God and each other and to new passion and energy for mission. Sisters will be sharing the life and heritage of Mother Theodore as a woman for all…

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Commentary from Pope Benedict XVI

By Sisters of Providence | October 16, 2006 |

Pope Benedict XVI gave the homily during the canonization of Mother Theodore Guerin on Oct. 15, 2006. His comments were in four different languages and addressed the pilgrims attending from countries for each person canonized that day. The following were the words he spoke in English about Mother Theodore: “Go, sell everything you own, and…

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Sister Marie Kevin Tighe answers questions

By Sisters of Providence | October 1, 2006 |

Sister Marie Kevin Tighe, formerly from the Office of the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, answers some questions about the canonization process. 1. Why do we need to have saints legitimized by the Church? Look at the word need. I don’t think it’s a question of need. I think it is helpful to have…

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Love, mercy, justice – In the footsteps of our foundress

By Sister Bernice Kuper | September 26, 2006 |

This article is reprinted from the fall 2006 issue of HOPE. As we prepare to celebrate the canonization of Blessed Mother Theodore Guerin Oct.15, the Sisters of Providence prayerfully ponder what it means today to walk faithfully in her footsteps. The world, our nation, the forest we have come to call “The Woods” are so…

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A remarkable woman

By Sisters of Providence | May 26, 2006 |

This article is reprinted from the summer 2006 issue of HOPE. Editor’s note: Dr. Andrea Ambrosi, postulator for the Cause for Sainthood of Blessed Mother Theodore Guerin, requested four articles about Blessed Mother Theodore for publication in the official newspaper of the Vatican, L’Osservatore Romano. Three articles address Mother Theodore’s charism, spirituality and missionary spirit.…

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Spreading the mission of Providence

By Dave Cox | May 14, 2006 |

This article is reprinted from summer 2006 issue of HOPE. WWMTGT? Ah, yes, another acronym to clutter the collection of letter-laced configurations. But just What Would Mother Theodore Guerin Think about all this attention shining upon her life and accomplishments? What would she think about undergoing so much scrutiny? What would she think about being…

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Pope John Paul II statement – beatification

By Sisters of Providence | October 25, 1998 |

More than 40,000 people from around the world gathered in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican for a beatification ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 25,1998. During the celebration, Pope John Paul II granted the title “Blessed” to Mother Theodore Guerin and three other people. Tapestry banners with the images of the four holy people were displayed…

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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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