Sisters of Providence open new exhibit in Heritage Museum

In 1839, prior to leaving France for the mission at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., Saint Mother Theodore Guerin was recognized by the Academy of Angers for her pedagogical skills.

In 1987, an Indiana House Resolution was passed honoring and congratulating Sister of Providence Cecilia Clare Bocard (died 1994) for her several and varied contributions to the fields of music and education.

Before Sister of Providence Merry Marcotte (died 2008) entered the Congregation on Aug. 24, 1974, she served in military and field hospitals in Vietnam and received an award in 1970 from the 93 D Evacuation Hospital-Long Binh, Vietnam.

These are just three of the awards in a new exhibit in the Heritage Museum in Providence Center at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., that features several awards that sisters have received throughout the years.

The public is invited to visit the Heritage Museum and learn more about the many ways Sisters of Providence have been recognized for their service and dedication.

The Heritage Museum is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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