Theodore Guerin

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Birthday
2, 1798
Birthplace
France
Death Date
May 14, 1856 (57)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
2, 1798
Birthplace
France
Death Date
May 14, 1856 (57)

About

French nun who founded the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, a congregation of Catholic nuns, in 1840.

Before Fame

She joined a convent when she was 25.

Trivia

She, along with five other nuns, traveled from France to Indiana in 1840 and founded several schools and missions.

Family Life

Her father, Laurent Guérin, was an officer in the French Navy under Napoleon Bonaparte.

Associated With

She was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1998.