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

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

by Katherine Burton
     
 

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… See more details below

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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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