**Wabash Courier, October 9, 1841; page 3, column 2**
“Convent and Academy of the Sisters of Providence”
A year after the founding of what is now Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 1840, new pupils were being recruited. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and five other Sisters of Providence embarked on a journey from their convent in Ruille-Sur-Loir, France in 1840 to establish an academy for young women in Indiana. Advertisements from October 1841 gave a glimpse into the quality education offered by the academy and the rare opportunity it provided to young women living in this time period.
Image taken from Journals and letters of Mother Theodore Guérin: foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.