Welcome to the Saint Theodora/Saint Mother Theodore Guérin, blog. Known by both names, this incredible woman was a pioneer on the American frontier, evangelist, teacher, visionary, mentor, caregiver to the sick and poor, leader, and founder of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods religious community and the college known as St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
Although she died 155 years ago, St. Theodora continues to be a role model relevant to the world today. She faced many challenges including family tragedy, a chronic health disorder, financial instability, difficult superiors and subordinates and the strain of managing large schools in France and America as well as a budding religious community. Throughout it all, she put her trust in the Lord. Strong, wise, and courageous, she leaned on Providence, as she recommended her sisters and students to do, and in doing so, she found herself well-supported.
My intention with this blog site is to promote awareness of Saint Theodora and illustrate how her words and actions can inspire us today. Please check in often to read and comment. No doubt, Saint Theodora will answer many of the questions burning in your daily life and lead you to a deeper faith in our loving God.
©Mary K. Doyle