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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin collection 2006-2007

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S3320 (Text) 00106661556 Manuscripts Collection Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.06 Cubic feet

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/02/27 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/02/27 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection contains items collected by Ron and Diane Sharp on their trip to Rome, Italy to attend the canonization ceremony of Mother Theodore Guerin on October 15, 2006. The collection includes Saint Mary-of-the Woods documents regarding Saint Mother Theodore; a tour itinerary; hotel information; dinner menus for members of the tour group; and programs from the Saturday evening vigil (October 14, 2006) and the Mass of Thanksgiving (October 16, 2006) in Rome. The collection also includes an admission ticket to the ceremony; two blue scarves made by the Sisters of Providence and two prayer books used during the canonization ceremony; a button worn on the trip; admission tickets to the Musei Vaticani (Vatican Museum) and the catacombs of San Callisto; and a program from the Mass of Thanksgiving for Saint Mother Theodore held the following year at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 23, 2007.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Saint Mother Theodore Guerin collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Saint Mother Theodore was born Anne-TheodoreGuerin on October 2, 1798 in Etables-sur-Mer in Brittany, France to Laurent and Isabelle Guerin. She entered the Sisters of Providence of Ruille-sur-Loir on August 18, 1823 and served at various parishes in France teaching, helping the poor, and caring for the sick. In 1840, at the request of the Bishop of Vincennes, Mother Theodore came to Indiana with a group of five Sisters of Providence to establish a school for pioneer children in the Indiana wilderness. She and the sisters opened their first academy on July 4, 1841 and this school continues today as Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She continued to open schools and orphanages and minister to the poor in Indiana until her death on May 14, 1856. On October 15, 2006 at St. Peter's Square in Rome, Mother Theodore was canonized and became the first saint from Indiana. Her official designation by the Vatican is Saint Theodora and she is remembered as a woman of courage, determination and compassion.Sources:Post, Margaret Moore. "Hardship Was No Deterrent." Indianapolis News (IN), March 30, 1976. Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. "Saint Mother Theodore Guerin's Story." Accessed February 26, 2018.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Ron and Diane Sharp on 2012/08/25.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Guérin, Theodore, Saint, 1798-1856.
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Academy (Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.)
Sisters of Providence (Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.)
Catholic Church > Indiana > History.
Christian saints.
Pioneers > Indiana.
Rites and ceremonies.
Teachers > Indiana.
Women missionaries.
Women pioneers.
Women saints.
Europe > Description and travel.
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (Ind.)
Rome (Italy)
Vatican City.
Genre: Ephemera.

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