This is the story of the road to sainthood. A young woman, Mother Theodore Guerin and five other youngwomen who set out from France to found a convent for theSisters of Providence in October of 1840. The ocean crossing was very difficult and stormy. They then traveled westward to the shores of Lake Michigan. The woman acquired an old farmhouse and some surrounding acres. From there grew into the convent and school called Saint Mary of the Woods college. Mother Theodore Guerin not only lived an exemplary life, but an inspiring one. So inspiring was it, that in time she was considered for sainthood. This is the story of the journey taken by those in her order and in the Catholic Church to have her canonizedAlthough there is a lot of history and church politics involved in this story, this reads more like a novel than a history. We meet the recipients of miracles performed due to the intercession of Mother Theodore Guerin. Their stories are warm and the people involved are comfortable and pleasant to spend time with. Although I am not a Catholic, I found this to be an intriguing and interesting read. I do not think this is a book for everyone, but despite my lack of participation in the Catholic church, I am very interested in the workings of the Vatican. I enjoyed it, and you might find it interesting as well.