Showing posts with label Saint Mother Theodore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Saint Mother Theodore. Show all posts

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Lenten Retreat at The Woods

Church of the Immaculate Conception
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN

Starting tomorrow I will be on retreat at Saint Mary-or-the-Woods.  The Sisters of Providence have been in Indiana since 1842 when Saint Mother Theodore Guerin set foot in these lovely woods.  The Woods is a place of serenity, peace and quiet.  Yes, and it is the campus of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.  It is an amazing place and I am so excited to be able to spend time there with the sisters and other associates. 




I will make my retreat in HOPE.  I'm not sure what I am hoping for but then that is the reason I am making a retreat.  I pray the Holy Spirit will guide me and that I have the willingness to listen.

"But our hope is in the providence of God
which has protected us until the present, 
and which will provide, somehow,
for our future needs. . ."
Saint Mother Theodore

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Hope is in the Spirit
Companion on the journey
He is counselor

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Weekend of Blessings




Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the
 comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.
~~Author Unknown~~

I'm having...a cup of English Breakfast tea


My teacup...a Tea-rrific mug

I'm feeling...calm.  Even though my witness talk for Christ Renews His Parish is on Monday evening and I will be gone to a conference all weekend at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods I am confident that the Holy Spirit will be my guide.  Preparation is done.  Thanks be to God!  


On my mind...are the plans for this weekend.  We will be attending Women of Providence in Collaboration as a Providence Associate.  The speaker will be Reverend Ron Rolheiser, OMI and the topic is Providence:  Mystical Window on the World.  I cannot tell you how I look forward to hearing him speak!

Please join Ruth at Tea Talk today.

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Today I also join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.


Joy comes in many forms.
And this day has the potential of
being just as grand as

Four wonderful days
at Saint Mary-of-the-
Woods
I must be open to it!



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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin
Indiana's own saint!
A retreat in June
 Wonderful days at The Woods
It's like coming home!!!



~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy



Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Walk At the Woods

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I have to return to work today, but before I do I just want to share with you A Walk At the Woods. There are only a few pictures to whet the appetite. St. Mary-of-the-Woods located in Indiana is the home of the Sisters of Providence. It's the campus for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Most of all it is the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, foundress of the congregation.

Having spent time there again, I can tell you it is a privilege to walk the grounds where the good saint walked, taught and counseled. And it's hard to leave.

Wishing all a grand day!

~~^j^~~
Thanks be to God!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Feast of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Art by Kim Harmless


Today is the feast of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. Canonized in October, 2006, she is foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

So today I would offer these words of Saint Mother Theodore as I anticipate becoming an Associate of the Sisters of Providence in November.

"Do not give way to
uneasiness about the future.
Put yourself gently into the
hands of Providence."

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!