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Remembrance of the Life of Jeannine Swift CoL

By Loretto Community / January 14, 2016 /

March 5, 1935-Dec. 13, 2015 Jeannine Swift, who has been a Loretto member for 62 continuous years, began life as Jeanne Carolyn, the daughter of William Harold and Loretta Knischel…

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Remembrance of the Life of Fred Harris CoL

By Loretto Community / January 4, 2016 /

Feb. 14, 1928 – Dec. 12, 2015 Fred Harris was born in Flint, Mich. He was raised as an only child by devout Catholic parents who sent him to Catholic…

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Remembrance of the Life of Barbara Ann Shultz SL

By Loretto Community / December 18, 2015 /

Dec. 19, 1920-Dec. 7, 2015 Sister Barbara Ann Shultz began life as Sara Barbara, the youngest of four children of Cleveland and Helen Colmer Shultz. She grew to adulthood in central…

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Remembrance of the Life of Mary Louise Pope Clute CoL

By Loretto Community / December 9, 2015 /

March 7, 1924 – Nov. 24, 2015 Mary Pope Clute was born in Harlan, Ky. Her father, Charles Pope, met Louise Arrowood, a nurse from Mars Hill, N.C., while he…

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Remembrance of the Life of Margaret Rose Knoll SL

By Loretto Community / October 16, 2015 /

Aug. 27, 1914 – Oct. 6, 2015 Sister Margaret Rose was born in Minonk, Ill., one hundred and one years ago. This remembrance is drawn from an oral interview she…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sandy Ardoyno SL

By Loretto Community / October 16, 2015 /

Aug. 27, 1943 – Oct. 5, 2015 Sandy Ardoyno lived fully and with much enthusiasm all the days of her life! Sandy followed her twin sister, Susie, into the world,…

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Remembrance of the Life of Mary Judith Brown SL

By Loretto Community / August 14, 2015 /

Oct. 30, 1922 – Aug. 4, 2015 Frances Marie Brown, the eldest of four, was born Oct. 30, 1922 in Elwood, Ind. Her siblings were Howard, Herb, and Sue. Her…

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Remembrance of the Life of Marie Joann Rekart SL

By Loretto Community / August 13, 2015 /

March 19, 1937-July 4, 2015 Marie Joann asked that her own accounts of her life be used in the remembrance after her death. Accordingly, we begin where she began her…

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The Formation of a Class of Co-Members

By Loretto Community / June 10, 2015 /

By the Study Group CIP Class of 2015 Sometime late in the year 2012, at the suggestion of Mary Ken Lewis, a small group of vowed members from Loretto Motherhouse…

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Remembrance of the Life of Michelle Tooley CoL

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2015 /

Jan. 31, 1953 – May 26, 2015 Michelle Tooley was born in Lufkin, Texas, the oldest of four children. In her application for Loretto co-membership, Michelle wrote about her growing…

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Remembrance of the Life of Martha Belke SL

By Loretto Community / April 16, 2015 /

Oct. 24, 1927 — April 12, 2015 Martha Jane Belke was born into a hard working German Catholic family in Louisville’s upper west end. She was the sixth of seven…

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Remembrance of the Life of Harriet (Tip) Barker Altmix CoL

By Loretto Community / March 23, 2015 /

Jan. 31, 1921 – March 15, 2015 After 94 years of enjoying life, Harriet (Tip) Barker Altmix CoL died on March 15, 2015. Tip was born in Denver, Colo., to…

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