Saint Mother Theodore Guerin (Saint Theodora) is the foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Born in Etables, France in 1798, she traveled with five other sisters to Indiana in 1840 and established a new congregation there. She also started a school now known as Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Guerin died in 1856.
Saint Mother Theodore Guerin (Saint Theodora) came from France in 1840 to found the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. A prolific letter-writer and colorful journalist, Guerin comes to life through her writings as an American pioneer, educator, businesswoman and leader. Originally printed in 1937, the new digital edition includes color photographs and a new foreword.