The Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods have received word from Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and the Indiana Department of Transportation that a section of U.S. 150 adjacent to the motherhouse grounds will be known as Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Memorial Highway.
Gov. Daniels is expected to make the formal announcement at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
Guerin will be canonized as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church on Oct. 15 at the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI will preside. She came to the United States in 1840 and founded the Sisters of Providence.
There are 150 Psalms so U.S. 150 is a good choice to commemorate a saint.
And I’m going to be there for the canonization too!
I wonder how the ACLU is going to rain on this parade?
Too bad it’s in Indiana and not Michigan; did you know there really is a “Road to Hell”, that you really can go to Hell and back if you’re a Wolverine? Hell really is the name of a town in Michigan (named that for its wild winters). It’s somewhere in the the middle of the mitten. I’ve been there, not very interesting outside of the souvenier shop.
For what it’s worth, I’ve also been to Paradise (tho I’ve never been to me, hee hee) which is also in Michigan, the Upper Peninsula.
This is great news! I live about 3 miles from St. Mary of the Woods; Mother Theodore has always been an especial favorite of mine, as I was educated by the Sisters of Providence (whom I wish would take up the habit again, sigh). St. Theodora, as I hear she will be known, is a very strong friend, indeed. I was reading in the Indianapolis Star that when she was exhumed in 1907, to begin to open her cause, her brain was found to be incorrupt. This is appropriate, because looking into the eyes of her portrait, you can see the artist has taken pains to protray her penetrating glance–one sees a very lively intelligence. She was also so humble and brave, and a saint of great fortitude, who did much through the grace of God, despite the fact that she was in quite poor health for most of her adult life.
St. Theodora, pray for us!
I’ve been to Paradise, TX. Nice little town.
Hell, Michigan is actually about half an hour west of my father’s old house. I think it’s north and a little west of Ann Arbor. I didn’t know it got its name from the winters…does that mean Hell has frozen over? 🙂
Nick, you lucky duck!