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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. Touch 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 832 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on August 18, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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