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Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in Vigo County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Saint Theodora Guerin

 

—Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College —

 
Side A - - Saint Theodora Guerin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
1. Side A - - Saint Theodora Guerin Marker
(Click on any photo to see the details.)
Inscription.
Side one
Born Anne-Thérèse Guérin in 1798 in France. In 1823, she entered the Catholic congregation Sisters of Providence of Ruillé; received the name Sister St. Theodore. Noted for her teaching, she led a mission from France to establish schools and orphanages in the Indiana wilderness; arrived here fall 1840 and established the Sisters of Providence in U.S.

Side two
Guérin opened a female academy in July 1841, the predecessor of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Initially, she and the sisters endured anti-Catholic sentiments and harsh frontier conditions. At her death in 1856, she had directed the opening of 11 schools in 9 Indiana towns. Pope Benedict XVI canonized her in 2006, naming her Saint Theodora Guérin.
 
Erected 2009 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. (Marker Number 84.2009.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 30.526′ N, 87° 27.65′ W. Marker is in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, in Vigo County. Marker is on Grotto Drive (aka: College Road 10) west of College Road 9, on the right when traveling west. Click for map
Side B - - Saint Theodora Guerin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
2. Side B - - Saint Theodora Guerin Marker
. I find it best to take the East Entrance into the location off of St. Marys Road. Then go all the way in - past the water tower (keep it to your left) - then you should run into "Grotto Drive". Turn left to get to the Grotto and the Marker. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Mary of the Woods IN 47876, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of First Providence Convent (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Gene Abrell (approx. 2.3 miles away); Burial Ground Fort William Harrison (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Unknown Embattled Defenders of Fort Harrison (approx. 2.6 miles away); 1812 - - Fort Harrison - - 1912 (approx. 2.6 miles away); Fort William Henry Harrison (approx. 2.9 miles away); Confederate Soldiers Buried in this Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); Union Hospital (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. This link, the official site of Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, has more information about Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. (Submitted on August 18, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. Photos of Dedication (Courtesy - Indiana Historical Bureau):
Long - Looking East - - Saint Theodora Guerin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
3. Long - Looking East - - Saint Theodora Guerin Marker
. (Submitted on January 20, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Additional keywords. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Grotto
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducation
 
Another to East - - Saint Theodora Guerin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
4. Another to East - - Saint Theodora Guerin Marker
Marker can be seen to the bottom right in the photo.
Long - Looking West - - Saint Theodora Guerin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
5. Long - Looking West - - Saint Theodora Guerin Marker
Looking North - - Saint Theodora Guerin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
6. Looking North - - Saint Theodora Guerin Marker
The "Grotto" - - Short few paces from Saint Theodora Guerin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
7. The "Grotto" - - Short few paces from Saint Theodora Guerin Marker
Another View - - The "Grotto" near Saint Theodora Guerin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
8. Another View - - The "Grotto" near Saint Theodora Guerin Marker
Site of First Providence Convent - Marker image. Click for more information.
By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
9. Site of First Providence Convent - Marker
This marker is a short walk to the East also on the North side of Grotto Drive. This marker reads: ""Site of First Providence Convent Founded October 22, 1840 by Mother Theodore Guerin. Donors - Georgia Gearss Crume / Mary Korbly McNutt""
Click for more information.
Closer View - - The "Grotto" near Saint Theodora Guerin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
10. Closer View - - The "Grotto" near Saint Theodora Guerin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 813 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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