August 18, 2006

What does Blessed Mother Theodore Guérin mean to you?

On Oct. 15 in St. Peter’s Square in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI will declare Blessed Mother Theodore Guérin, the foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, a saint.

On that day, Blessed Mother Theodore will become the first saint from Indiana and only the eighth from the United States.

What does Blessed Mother Theodore mean to you? You may have learned about her through the Sisters of Providence who taught you or your children in school, or through any number of their other diverse ministries.

You might have a devotion to Blessed Mother Theodore and might have sought her intercession in times of need.

As we in the archdiocese approach the celebration of her canonization, The Criterion invites you to share the importance of this holy woman in your faith life.

Send responses to reporter Sean Gallagher in care of The Criterion, P.O. Box 1400, Indianapolis, IN 46206, or send an e-mail to him at

Your response may be used for a future article in The Criterion. Please include a phone number where you can be reached during the day. †


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