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Barbara Roche SL

Barbara, a Sister of Loretto, is academic associate at Marian Middle School in St. Louis. Prior to this, she served as president of Nerinx Hall High School for 27 years and advocated for a variety of social justice issues. Barbara enjoys cooking, gardening and reading mysteries.
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Educating Girls for Life at Marian Middle School in St. Louis

By Barbara Roche SL / September 22, 2023 /
Marian Middle School students (wearing dark blue uniforms) spend time with graduates (wearing their current high school uniforms).

Coming to Marian as a student, you learn that it’s an investment in yourself. Marian extends their love to you in middle school, high school, college and even beyond. Marian…

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Through Loretto Link we extend our mission into the future

By Barbara Roche SL / June 12, 2020 /

Loretto came to be and comes to be through the creative Spirit of God, whose grace worked powerfully in our founders and continues to work in the community as a whole and…

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Loretto Awards Spring Round of Ministry Grants

By Barbara Roche SL / July 1, 2019 /

At Assembly 2018, Loretto approved a resolution making “$100,000 … available … in 2019 and again in 2020 and 2021 for access by Loretto Community members, vowed and co, to…

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Marian Middle School Answers Question ‘What About the Girls?’

By Barbara Roche SL / October 1, 2016 /
Classroom of young girls using computers with a teacher smiling at the camera.

LCWR, MMS Come Together for Girls Aug. 27 the local St. Louis Area LCWR invited Marian Middle School President Mary Elizabeth Grimes to make a presentation at its annual workshop…

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