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The Eighth American Saint: The Story of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, Founderress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-Of-The-Woods, Indian [Paperback]

By Katherine Burton (Author)
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Pages   266
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.02" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.64"
Weight:   0.84 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 15, 2006
Publisher   ACTA Publications
ISBN  0879463244  
EAN  9780879463243  


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The story of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin The story of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin is one that must be told. She offers as powerful a role model for today's generation as she did for her contemporaries in the early 1800s. Her example of holiness and leadership is timeless. -From the Foreword On October 15, 2006, the Roman Catholic Church canonized Mother Theodore Guerin, making her only the eighth saint who lived and worked in the United States. In celebration of this momentous event, ACTA Publications offers The Eighth American Saint-a comprehensive and readable biography on this inspirational woman that will include a vivid, eye-witness account of the canonization ceremony. 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. 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, providing a complete story of her life for a new generation of readers.

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Born in France in 1798, Anne-Th?r?se Guerin served with the Sisters of Providence for seventeen years before being asked to lead a small missionary band of Sisters of Providence to the United States in 1840. She established a motherhouse in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. She overcame great trials, including prejudice against Catholics and a devastating fire, while building a strong congregation. By the time of her death in 1856 she had opened schools in towns throughout Indiana. The Eighth American Saint is a reissue of the book Faith Is the Substance, but it includes a new Foreword and Afterword by Mary K. Doyle that include a discussion and description of the canonization ceremony taking place on October 15, 2006.

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Remarkable Story  Mar 15, 2007
Katherine Burton's biography of Mother Theodore Guérin, published in 1959 under the title Faith Is the Substance, is being reissued in recognition of her canonization in 2006. The latest American saint was born in France, joined the Sisters of Providence there, and in 1840 undertook a missionary voyage to America. During the remaining 15 years of her life she founded a new congregation of the Sisters of Providence, the first Catholic institution of higher learning for women in Indiana, elementary schools in Indiana and Illinois, two orphanages, and two free pharmacies. Through it all, writes Mary K. Doyle in the foreword, "she was loved and admired by her peers, fellow sisters, employees and the surrounding lay community."

Mother Theodore, while dealing with chronic poor health and the hardships of life on the American plains, brought patience to her encounters with everyone from bigots who spat upon the sisters in the street to a bishop who insisted on exercising control beyond his authority. Burton includes a good example in the account of the newly professed Sister Theodore's appointment as head of a French school in which the girls had been deemed incorrigible. It was their habit to behave disrespectfully to their teachers, ignore all instructions, and dance about the classroom at will. Unlike others before her, Sister Theodore simply stopped speaking and waited until the girls became bored with their apparently ineffective antics. She also ceremoniously broke apart and threw away a switch that had been used to punish them. "Before long it was clear that she had won them over," wrote Burton, "no doubt because she had used persuasion instead of the severity they had come to expect."
 

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