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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Lois Zeis SL

By Loretto Community / October 3, 2016 /

Dec. 30, 1924 — Sept. 27, 2016 Sister Lois Zeis was born in St. Louis at the very end of 1924; early in the new year she was baptized Irene…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Severin Duehren, OSF, CoL

By Loretto Community / September 14, 2016 /

Sept. 18, 1935 — Aug. 31, 2016 Franciscan Sister Severin Duehren was drawn into Loretto Co-membership in 1985 by her eighteen-year friendship with Loretto Sister Rose Annette Liddell, with whom…

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Remembrance of the Life of Rosalia Duran-Guevara (formerly Sister Maria Duran SL) CoL

By Loretto Community / September 9, 2016 /

April 16, 1921 – Aug. 26, 2016 Rosalia Duran Guevara, who died in Albuquerque, N.M., Aug. 26, 2016, was a Loretto Co-member for 21 years and a Sister of Loretto…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Veronica Marie (formerly Sister Mary Thomas) Schneider SL

By Loretto Community / August 23, 2016 /

Dec. 3, 1925 — Aug. 15, 2016 A very small card rests in the personnel file of Sister Veronica Marie Schneider. It reads, “Announcing the birth of a Daughter on…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Mary (also known as Sister Rosemary and, earlier, formerly Sister Thomas Ann) Nicholson SL

By Loretto Community / August 19, 2016 /

Sept. 30, 1922—Aug. 11, 2016 Rosemary Nicholson was born to James Thomas and Catherine Ann Brown Nicholson in 1922, in Catawissa, Mo., a small railroad community in Franklin County about 40…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister M. Bernardine Wiseman SL

By Loretto Community / August 4, 2016 /

Oct. 7, 1922—July 15, 2016 Sister Bernardine was born in Hodgenville, Ky., the third of seven children of Charles Bernard Wiseman of Rineyville, and Christine Margaret McMillen Wiseman of Tunnel…

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Loretto Class of 1966 Celebrates 50 Years

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2016 /

By Sue Charmley In 1966, 50 years ago, two groups of postulants were received into Loretto’s novitiate. Half of the class had lived in the St. Louis House of Studies…

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Forging Peace Along with Garden Tools

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2016 /

By Pat Geier Zealous NRA members held their 2016 annual convention in Louisville on May 21, spurring into action hundreds of engaged Louisville citizens. We are seeking an alternative to…

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Remembrance of the Life of Lenore Carroll CoL

By Loretto Community / June 8, 2016 /

Jan. 7, 1939 – May 28, 2016 Lenore French Carroll was born in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Earl Leaton French and Bernice Smith French, who enrolled Lenore and…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Simone Inkel SL

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2016 /

Oct. 1, 1928 — May 14, 2016 Sister Simone Inkel began life as Marie Rolande, one of eight children of Oliva and Marie-Anna Boufford Inkel, French Canadians who had settled…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Lee (formerly Sister Michael Marie) Connolly SL

By Loretto Community / March 27, 2016 /

Feb. 22, 1924 – March 19, 2016 Sister Lee Connolly was named Mary Leona by her parents, William and Mary Collopy Connolly, both natives of Chicago. She had one older sister, named…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Marie Dolorosa Simones SL

By Loretto Community / March 27, 2016 /

Feb. 21, 1926 – March 22, 2016 Sister Marie Dolorosa was named Dolorosa Victoria at her baptism in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1926. Her parents, Joseph and Florence, were Catholic Iowans. She…

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