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Remembrances

The prayer card for Loretto’s deceased members reads, “Gracious God, may they live forever in the splendor of your light and life in the company of all the saints.” We know that they do, but it’s good to say it. View all Obituaries.

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Marian McAvoy SL

By Loretto Community / June 30, 2022 /

Loretto Sister Marian McAvoy died June 30 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in Nerinx, Ky., in the company of many of the Community. Marian would have been 95 on July 15…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Angela Bianco SL

By Loretto Community / June 18, 2022 /

Loretto Sister Angela Bianco died peacefully June 18, 2022, at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. She was 78 and in the 38th year of her life as a Sister of Loretto. Angela wrote…

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Remembrance of the Life of Rosalie Duran CoL

By Loretto Community / June 13, 2022 /

Loretto Co-member Rosalie Duran died Monday, June 13, at The Oberon House in Arvada, Colo. Her family and her Loretto friends had been closely in touch; she recently received the…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Mary Louise ‘Billie’ Vandover SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / June 12, 2022 /

Loretto Sister Mary Louise “Billie” Vandover SL, died Sunday morning, June 12, at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in Nerinx, Ky., in the company of close friends, including Marie Lourde Steckler…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Janel Crumb OSF CoL

By Loretto Community / May 12, 2022 /

Janel Crumb, a Sister of Saint Francis of Rochester, Minn., and Loretto Co-member, died in Rochester May 12. Janel had been an eager participant in many Loretto events and gatherings, along…

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Remembrance of the Life of Gabriel Mary Hoare SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / May 1, 2022 /

Loretto Sister Gabriel Mary Hoare died early morning May 1 at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in the company of the nursing staff. Gabe, as she was affectionately known, was 93…

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Remembrance of the Life of Mary Lou Gomez-Leon CoL

By Eleanor Craig SL / March 8, 2022 /

Mary Lou Gomez-Leon was born May 3, 1927, to Laurencia Aizpuru and Ignacio Gomez-Leon. She was the older sister of Ignacio (Nacho) and Eddie. Mary Lou’s passions were her family, friends…

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Remembrance of the Life of Dr. Lawrence Purcell CoL

By Mary Helen Sandoval CoL / February 9, 2022 /

Loretto Co-member and longtime dentist Dr. Lawrence Purcell died Feb. 9 in Denver. Larry was a thoughtful and long-standing co-member of the Loretto Community. Larry celebrated 10 years as a co-member on…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Angela Mary (formerly Sister Stephen Mary) Murphy SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / January 16, 2022 /

Angela Mary Murphy was born in Sterling, Ill., the daughter of Stephen Andrew Murphy and Genevieve Angela Potts.  Angie was very proud that her great grandfather, Henry Potts, was a…

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Remembrance of the Life of Mary Edith Jones Seematter CoL

By Eleanor Craig SL / January 8, 2022 /

Mary Edith Jones was born on March 28, 1937, at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis, the first of eight children of Ernest Robert and Rosemary Furlong Jones. She grew up…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Ann (formerly Sister Ann Maurice) Barrett SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / December 13, 2021 /

Sister Ann Barrett wrote a brief account of her family life in 1976.  We recognize in these two paragraphs her lifelong love for her family and place of origin, an…

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In Remembrance: Loretto Honors All Saints and All Souls

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2021 /
An angel and a cross are profiled in front of the setting sun.

“I Am the Way,” Loretto’s Constitutions, tells us that the same Spirit who inspired and guided our founders gathers us in community today. We walk with all those “Friends of…

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