The Eighth American Saint: The Life of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, Foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana

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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin left a legacy of service, piety and faith across two continents. In France she inspired hope while serving as superior to the schools in the town of Soulaines. But it was in the fledgling United States that her abilities shone, as she founded a new congregation of the Sisters of Providence and built schools, orphanages, and even a pharmacy. Her memory lives on through Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana-the United States' oldest Catholic liberal arts college for women. She was ...
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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin left a legacy of service, piety and faith across two continents. In France she inspired hope while serving as superior to the schools in the town of Soulaines. But it was in the fledgling United States that her abilities shone, as she founded a new congregation of the Sisters of Providence and built schools, orphanages, and even a pharmacy. Her memory lives on through Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana-the United States' oldest Catholic liberal arts college for women. She was canonized on October 15, 2006, making her only the eighth saint to have lived and worked in the United States.

The Eighth American Saint was originally published in 1959 under the title Faith Is the Substance by Katherine Burton. Burton's masterful biography recreates Mother Theodore's struggles, failures and triumphs. The Foreword and Afterword by Mary K. Doyle bring Mother Theodore's story full circle, detailing her canonization and providing a complete story of her life for a new generation of readers.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780879463243
  • Publisher: ACTA Publications
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Foreword     9
Introduction     13
La Petite Providence (1806)     17
Sister Theodore of Soulaines     29
So Far, So Wild a Place     45
Music and Steam     59
Log Cabin on the Wabash     71
Living on the Love of God     83
The First Academy (1841)     97
Death from Pinpricks     111
New Missions     123
No Hidden Thorn     137
The Queen and the Mother     149
"Mend the Broken Platters" (1844)     161
"At Least, a Lock for the Door!"     179
Survival (1846-1847)     195
Security at Last (1847-1850)     211
The World Comes to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods     225
Another Teresa (1855)     241
Home in Mary's Month (1856)     255
Afterword     265
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