The Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin
NOTE: Out of an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19, the Sisters of Providence are closing our shrines to visitors until further notice.
Open daily from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana
All are welcome.
Admission is free.
Donations are always appreciated.
The Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin is the final resting place of Saint Mother Theodore (Saint Theodora), the foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. It opened in October 2014.
We invite you to walk through rooms representing Mother Theodore’s journey from France to the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. You will begin in a room recalling Mother Theodore’s early years in France. Next you will travel through a ship room recalling her arduous voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1840. You will then enter an exhibit area detailing Saint Mother Theodore’s life in pioneer Indiana and the ongoing legacy of the order she founded.
In these rooms you will find original artifacts, including Saint Mother Theodore’s writing desk, chaplet, prayer book, shoes and more.
Tucked behind her amazing life journey is a small chapel room. Here you will find Saint Mother Theodore’s final resting place. You can spend some time with God and with Saint Mother Theodore in this place for prayer and reflection.
To visit the shrine, you can enter through the main doors of Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, located at the end of The Avenue.
To schedule a guided tour or pilgrimage, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812-535-2925.