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Journals and Letters week 27: Dawn of a new era

By Mary Riley | April 10, 2021 |

In these letters we read Mother Theodore’s first-hand account of all the changes that happened toward the end of Bishop de la Hailandière’s tenure as Bishop of Vincennes.

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Journals and Letters week 26: Overcoming great loss

By Jeannie Smith | April 3, 2021 |

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.

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Journals and Letters week 25: Making fair progress

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | March 27, 2021 |

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.

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Journals and Letters week 23: Clash of the bishop and the saint

By Mary Riley | March 13, 2021 |

Things come to a head with the bishop and Mother Theodore. See how Providence prevails in this most dramatic passage.

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Journals and Letters week 20: Drama with the bishop continues

By Sister Ann Casper | February 20, 2021 |

Just when we thought things were going well for Mother Theodore “Back Home in Indiana,” things turn sour again with the bishop. I cannot imagine living with that tense and volatile relationship day after day. It must have been disheartening to say the least!

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Journals and Letters week 19: Back home in Indiana

By Mary Riley | February 13, 2021 |

Mother Theodore finally arrives at her beloved Saint Mary-of-the-Woods after being separated for nearly a year.

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Journals and Letters week 13: Relationships

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | January 2, 2021 |

The eight pages we read from the Mother Theodore’s ‘Journals and Letters” create quite the patchwork quilt of relationships — some intriguing, some annoying, some tender, some puzzling, some of the true blue kind.

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