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Loretto Marches in 2017 MLK Marade in Denver

By Loretto Community / February 2, 2017 /
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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Carolyn Ann Wheat SL

By Loretto Community / January 5, 2017 /

Aug. 25, 1921 — Dec. 30, 2016 Sister Carolyn Ann, who was baptized Anna Sophia, was a daughter of Kentucky who spent almost her entire adult life in the western…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Anne Michelle LaMarre SL

By Loretto Community / December 5, 2016 /

Nov.  24, 1928 —Nov. 28, 2016 Sister Anne Michelle LaMarre was born into a devout Catholic family in Kankakee, Ill. As Monica Margaret LaMarre, she grew up with two brothers and…

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Remembrance of the Life of Jenelyn Wessler CoL

By Loretto Community / December 5, 2016 /

May 14, 1924 — Dec. 2, 2016 Of Jen Wessler’s early years we have little information. We do know from her co-membership application, completed in 1980, that she was born…

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Relationship of Trust: Loretto-Ghana Sister Community Committee

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2016 /

By Lillian Moskeland At the close of this past summer, the Loretto-Ghana Sister Community Committee — Marie Ego, Pauline Albin, Elise André, Betsy Clute and Lillian Moskeland — and the…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Jane (Sister John Dennis) Clark, SL

By Loretto Community / November 28, 2016 /

Sept. 7, 1926 — Nov. 17, 2016 Jane Clark was born in Lebanon, Ky.,  a descendant of two of Kentucky’s earliest Catholic families.  Her father was John Dennis Clark of…

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Remembrance of the Life of Alma Schuler CoL

By Loretto Community / November 14, 2016 /

July 7, 1920 – Nov. 13, 2016 Alma Marcella Schuler was a quiet, gentle woman often introduced in Loretto circles as “the younger sister of the Schuler twins.” Alma, known…

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Could Loretto’s Mission Extend to a Woodland Burial Place?

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2016 /

By Cecily Jones Could the desire of some Loretto Community members for a natural (“green”) burial in the Motherhouse woods develop into a new aspect of Loretto’s mission of reaching…

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Remembrance of the Life of Barbara Agnew CPPS, CoL

By Loretto Community / October 9, 2016 /

April 10, 1925 — Oct. 8, 2016 Sister Barbara Agnew was born in Dayton, Ohio, the older of two children of Walter Ignatius and Marie Katherine Weiser Agnew. She grew…

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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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