October 4, 2013

Celebration to highlight life, legacy of St. Mother Theodore Guérin

The Sisters of Providence will host a celebration of the life and legacy of St. Mother Theodore Guérin at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 19.

The St. Mother Theodore Guérin FEST will allow participants to learn from the example of holiness and faith modeled by St. Mother Theodore, the eighth person in the United States to be named a saint in the Church.

The cost of the event is $15 per person and includes lunch.

Festivities will begin in O’Shaughnessy Hall in Providence Center. Participants will embark on a pilgrimage around the grounds to sacred places in the life of St. Mother Theodore. Reflections, readings and songs will help highlight the significance of each location.

Those not able physically to journey to these locations can participate in a similar reflective journey in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

After lunch, participants may choose to join in one or more of several options. Possible choices include sessions on St. Mother Theodore Guérin and humor, on art and journaling, and on healing stories of St. Mother Theodore. Participants may also choose to pray at the labyrinth or in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, to view a documentary on the life of St. Mother Theodore or to see plans for the new shrine planned in her honor. Other options include taking a nature walk or visiting the alpacas.

The day will conclude with a Mass celebrating St. Mother Theodore’s legacy at 3 p.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

For more information or to register, contact Providence Sister Jan Craven at 812-535-2925 or jcraven@spsmw.org, or visit www.SistersofProvidence.org.

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