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Mary Louise Denny SL

Mary Louise and Susan Carol McDonald SL had lived in St. Louis for the past 20 years. A nurse, Mary Louise has assisted many Loretto members with their health needs. She also traveled to Vietnam several times accompanying Susan in Susan's work with those orphaned in the Vietnam War. About Susan, Mary Louise had said, "I have learned a lot from Susan and continue to be amazed at her compassion and love."
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I surprised myself

By Mary Louise Denny SL / September 1, 2023 /
A woman with short, grey hair and glasses, wearing a grey blouse and sitting in a brown recliner chair, accompanied by a woman with short, brown hair, black rimmed glasses, wearing a red and white striped, collared shirt and a black name tag. Both women are smiling for a picture together indoors.

I live alone. Circumstances got me. There I was, a broken left wrist (my dominant hand), a fractured right ankle and a new untrained dog. Friends had been driving me…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Susan Carol McDonald SL

By Mary Louise Denny SL / September 23, 2020 /
A woman with short dark grey hair and oval dark-framed glasses smiling brightly for a headshot picture while wearing a flamingo pink shirt.

(What follows is the reflection, “The Susan I Have Known,” as told to Mary Louise Denny SL “over the years.”) For some 30 years I have been blessed knowing Susan.…

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Bonjour Delayed

By Mary Louise Denny SL / November 1, 2019 /
A group picture indoors of three tall men with dark skin complexions, and two shorter women with lighter skin complexions.

1973, Saigon, Vietnam, New Haven Nursery  A newborn, male, was dropped off at New Haven Nursery. Susan Carol McDonald was the director/nurse at New Haven. She logged the baby into…

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