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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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“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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“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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Join us from October 2020 until October 2021 in reading and discussing a section of the “Journals and Letters” of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin each week. (You can find the book here and buy the digital download here.) All the entries thus far are at left. Join in reading with us at any time. We welcome you to join the discussion in the comments. Happy reading!

View the complete reading schedule:

Journals and Letters Reading Schedule

 

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