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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We Remember/All Souls Day

By Loretto Community / October 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

On this All Souls Day, we remember…

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Death of a ‘Twin’

By Loretto Community / September 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Nasreen Daniel What a blessing and honor for us to participate in the wake and the life celebration in a Mass at the Motherhouse of Elaine Satterwhite. How kind of Elaine’s nephew, Steve, to wait for us to come from Pakistan and then have her services. Samina Iqbal, Maria Daniel and I already had…

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Simple Beauty Enhances First Green Burial at Motherhouse

By Sister Anndavid Naeger SL / February 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

In a November 2016 article for Interchange, Cecily Jones wrote, “… interest in a natural burial (formaldehyde-free preparation of the body; a biodegradable coffin or container; perhaps only a shroud) has been high at the Motherhouse for at least six years, spurred on by presentations, films, discussions, information sessions and then specified wishes.” As explained…

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Denver Community Celebrates Cecily’s Life and Work

By Loretto Community / October 2, 2017 / 0 Comments

A celebration of the life and work of Cecily (“Peggy”) Jones took place in Denver Aug. 13. About 60 co-workers, collaborators, Community members and other friends gathered at Loretto Center for songs, poetry and storytelling. Pat McCormick and Sue Kenney planned and led the event, and friends and Community members brought food for continuing the…

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Remembering Cecily: A Reflection

By Martha Alderson CoL / September 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Cecily (Peggy mostly, to me) was so many qualities I admired and such support to me that it would take much too much time and space to elaborate. Nevertheless, I find there are two special qualities I want to remind us of. First, Cecily was ever the political activist, always working for justice. She called…

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Congratulations, Lois!

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2017 / 0 Comments
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Sister Severin Duehren

By Loretto Community / September 14, 2016 / 0 Comments

The following obituary on Sister Severin Duehren was provided by the Rochester (Minn.) Franciscans: Sister Severin Duehren, 80, a Franciscan Sister of the Congregation of Our Lady of Lourdes, Rochester, MN, died at Assisi Heights on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Shirley Ann Duehren was born September 18, 1935 to William and Mary Alice (Severin) Duehren…

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The Gratitude of Sister Simone

By Loretto Community / August 31, 2016 / 0 Comments

(Editor’s note: The following reflection was written by Simone Inkel on the occasion of her 50th Jubilee of her profession of vows. Simone asked that there be no eulogy at her funeral, but that this reflection should be read before the Commendation. It was read by Lois Conarchy May 21.) It is awesome to reflect…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Simone Inkel SL

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2016 / 1 Comment

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 in Mobile, Ala. Marie Rolande had an older sister, Simone Marie, who entered the Sisters of Loretto four years before Rolande, taking first the name…

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

By Loretto Community / March 27, 2016 / 4 Comments

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 Veronica Margaret but called Bon; Leona liked to be called Lee. The family lived in Chicago until Lee was in fifth grade. Then they became…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Marie Dolorosa Simones SL

By Loretto Community / March 27, 2016 / 11 Comments

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 had one sister, Florence, who was called Cissy. Their father was part of a very successful business family in Dubuque, so Cissy and Dolorosa, who…

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Remembrance of the Life of Rosalie Marie Malec CoL

By Loretto Community / March 3, 2016 / 2 Comments

Jan.  6, 1925 – Feb. 14, 2016 “Rosalie Malec was born in Detroit on Jan.6, 1925. She loved having a birthday on the Epiphany and later for her 70th birthday I helped her published a book of poetry under the title ‘Epiphany 70.’ The youngest daughter of three (she had two older brothers Roman and Raymond), she…

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