“I thought, ‘it looks like a little piece of Europe was plunked down in the backwoods of Indiana.'”Read more
‘She was always calm, peaceful, looking at us straight in the eye, with her beautiful smile.’Read more
I find strength in the passages written by Mother Theodore that are oft quoted and perhaps even more so in the lesser-known stories of her day-to-day life. She walked the grounds of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and cared so much for the fledgling school, its students and the teachers. I believe that her prayers are still with us and perhaps with me in a special way because I now watch over the school that she created.Read more
Trustee Alice Shelton said the retreat was very important. “The public tends to view Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and the Sisters of Providence as being very close together.”Read more
Before discerning a focus, sisters and associates gave input on their priorities. Six key justice issues emerged: environment, human trafficking, immigration and refugees, anti-racism, women’s issues and nonviolence. Still … there was a clear desire for focus.Read more
Sister Carol Nolan received the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Award for possessing similar purpose, devotion, community vitality and leadership as exhibited by Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College’s foundress.Read more
Remember the Renaissance Faire? Would you like to learn more about a ‘pair-o’-docs?’Read more
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is the first ministry of the Sisters of Providence, founded by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and her companion sisters just months after they arrived in the United States in 1840. A vibrant college community located at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, the Sisters continue to sponsor the college.