The Courage to Trust Your Instincts

“Mother Theodore was proactive. She knew her capabilities and didn’t hesitate to take control of a situation. On her transatlantic voyage in 1843, the captain of the ship became ill after an altercation with a drunken sailor. Mother Theodore quickly approached the captain. She feared that he suffered from “congestion of the brain” and prepared to “bleed him,” a common medical remedy of the time. She felt relieved when he responded immediately after she began the invasive intervention. Anyone else might have hesitated to interfere: the responsibilities and consequences resulting from such an action were a great risk. But Mother Theodore realized it was imperative to assist the captain because of the need for his leadership. Only the captain was qualified to direct the long ocean journey ahead in the most volatile season.”

Excerpt from Seven Principles of Sainthood Following Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

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