Sadly, I had not paid attention to this story as it developed (1998-2006). Until today (10/3/13) Saint Theodora was unknown to me. What a remarkable woman. Glad that Fr. James Martin, SJ, shared this on Facebook:
The remarkable story of Mother Theodore Guerin, whose bishop demanded that she resign from the congregation that she founded, and leave the state. (He also locked her up for a time in a rectory.) “I have the greatest aversion to this kind of administration,” she said of these kinds of actions. “It seems to me it would keep our sisters in a species of slavery.” Now she’s a saint, whose feast we celebrate today [10/3].
Here is the link to his NYT essay about her: Saints that weren’t