Mother Theodore had to stay in charge and oversee everyone else. A true “mother.” And on top of all that the bishop keeps causing problem after problem. All of this is compounded by Mother Theodore’s chronic poor health that leaves her ill or weak much of the time.Read more
Things come to a head with the bishop and Mother Theodore. See how Providence prevails in this most dramatic passage.Read more
Now that the sorrow-burdened years are behind her, Mother Theodore’s attention can return to ensuring the “fair progress” of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and the sisters’ establishing missions across Indiana.Read more
Today we are discussing “Journals and Letters” page 236 to page 244. In this chapter we’ve regressed to some months before the striking crisis at the residence of Bishop de la Hailandière when Mother Theodore was released from her vows, sent away from the diocese and forbidden contact with her Sisters – that all happened in May of 1847.Read more
Judging from her letters to Sister Basilide, Mother Theodore had a special love for “this good and dear” sister. That love demonstrated itself in Mother Theodore’s words of caution, gentle criticism and frank admonishments — always accompanied by words of affection and encouragement.Read more
Parenthood is one of the most beautiful yet often heartbreaking jobs on the planet. And regardless of the fact that these were not her biological children, Mother Theodore experienced both the joy and pain that all mothers and parents feel.Read more
In caring for the sick Mother Theodore and her sisters were not deterred by differences in creed or heritage or race.Read more
Join us anytime for this reflective, year-long reading and discussion of the “Journals and Letters” of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. (You can find the book here and buy the digital download here.) Follow along as you read with our weekly reflections from 2020-21. Enjoy some time with Saint Mother Theodore.