Saint Theodore joined the Sisters of Providence on August 18, 1823 and took her final vows on September 5, 1831. She was sent to Indiana, USA with 5 other sisters. They established the Academy of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, the first Catholic women’s liberal-arts college in the US. She also founded an orphanage for girls and one for boys in Vincennes, Indiana. She opened pharmacies and oversaw construction of a motherhouse for the Sisters of Providence. She is the patron saint of Indiana.
Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, valiant woman of God, intercede for us in our needs. Implore us through Jesus, the Christ, the gifts of a living faith, abiding hope and steadfast charity, so that through a life of prayer and service with others we may aid in promoting the Providence of God among all peoples. Amen