DHT, 10/3

From the LOOP
St. Théodore Guérin (1798 – 1856) grew up in a fiercely anti-Catholic France. Her parents hid a seminarian in their home, and he helped them form the young girl in the Faith. After joining the Sisters of Providence, she was sent to Indiana to found a convent and girls’ boarding school. She suffered terrible persecution from both Protestants and Catholics – her own bishop excommunicated her for allegedly “tampering with the Rule of life.” She was restored to the sacraments after his death and went on to found schools and build up the faith in the United States.