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  • Title: Diorama
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    • Diorama 01

    • Art; Religion; Religious orders;
    • It is 1806 in the countryside, near Ruillé-sur-Loire, France, an area sadly ravaged by the recent revolution. With his own hands, Father Jacques Francois Dujarié helped build a small house for two young women who have volunteered to teach the...
    • Diorama 02

    • Art; Religion; Religious orders;
    • By 1811 a small chapel adjoining "Little Providence" has been built. Some years later the Countess du Roscoat as Mother Marie Madeline becomes the first leader of the religious community. When she leaves on a business trip, Mother and sisters...
    • Diorama 03

    • Art; Religion; Religious orders;
    • By 1811 a small chapel adjoining "Little Providence" has been built. Some years later the Countess du Roscoat as Mother Marie Madeline becomes the first leader of the religious community. When she leaves on a business trip, Mother and sisters...
    • Diorama 04

    • Art; Religion; Religious orders;
    • The four sisters and two novices embark for the United States from Havre on July 27, 1840 to begin their rough, 40-day voyage aboard the "Cincinnati". Mother Theodore wrote: "We watch the sails being unfurled, one after another, hurrying us away...
    • Diorama 05

    • Art; Religion; Religious orders;
    • On October 22, 1840 at dusk in an Indiana forest, Father Buteux leads six weary Providence missionaries to a log cabin chapel. Mother Theodore would later explain: "We had agreed among ourselves that our first visit would be made to the Blessed...
    • Diorama 06

    • Art; Religion; Religious orders;
    • The sisters and four American postulants were temporarily lodged in part of Farmer Thralls' house, which later became their first convent. The hardships of that winter are indicated in Mother Theodore's journal entries: "Our beds are still in the...
    • Diorama 07

    • Art; Religion; Religious orders;
    • The foundation of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is "Saint Mary's Female Institute," or "The Academy," as it came to be known. The first student arrived on July 4, 1841. This diorama portrays a patriotic celebration at the thriving new school as...
    • Diorama 08

    • Art; Religion; Religious orders;
    • Pressures and anxieties were breaking the health of Bishop de la Hailandière who had brought the sisters to Indiana. Resulting grievous misunderstandings led him to dismiss Mother Theodore from his diocese and forbid her return to Saint-Mary's. ...
    • Diorama 09

    • Art; Religion; Religious orders;
    • In France, Mother Theodore had merited the French Government's "Medallion for Excellence" for teaching. This ability also marked her direction of Saint Mary's Female Institute, which received Indiana's first charter for the higher education of...
    • Diorama 10

    • Art; Religion; Religious orders;
    • In 1844, Mother Theodore returns to France in the interest of the mission. When a storm threatens to capsize the ship on the return voyage, Mother Theodore prays to St. Anne, patron of Breton sailors. In gratitude for a safe journey, she promised...
    • Diorama 11

    • Art; Religion; Religious orders;
    • On the morning of February 7, 1889 fire broke out in Providence Convent and quickly spread through the brick walls to the frame chapel on the west. Despite the efforts of the sisters and Terre Haute firefighters, convent and chapel were completely...
    • Diorama 12

    • Art; Religion; Religious orders;
    • Taking us back nearly three years before the fire, this diorama shows a ravine near Providence Convent, on the right, which has been drained and filled for the laying of a foundation. In the foreground, Mother Euphrasie and her assistant, Sister...
    • Diorama Memorial to Mother Theodore Guerin, Foundress

    • Pamphlets; History; Dioramas; Guerin, Theodore, Saint, 1798-1856; Religion; Religious facilities; Religious architectural elements; Religious communities; Religious dwellings; Religious education; Religious facilities; Religious groups; Religious...
    • A booklet of the 12 dioramas that now appear in the Hall of Life and Mission in Providence Center at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. This booklet was published in 1940, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Congregation. The booklet states:...

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