September 15, 2006

Photo gallery:
Relics of Sanctity

By Sean Gallagher

SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS—As the Oct. 15 canonization of Blessed Mother Theodore Guérin approaches, the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods have put the personal effects of their foundress on public display. Seen through the eyes of faith, these are not simply man-made objects that Blessed Mother Theodore would have used on a daily basis.

They are relics of this woman’s sanctity. Indeed, according to the Church, they are second-class relics—items that a saint would have used.

These relics of Blessed Mother Theodore are on display in the Heritage Museum at Providence Center on the grounds of the mother-house of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
Providence Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays.

See the photo gallery

(For more information, call 812-535-4531.) †


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