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 Mary Ann (formerly Sister Charles Loretto) Coyle SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / June 15, 2019 /

            Mary Ann Coyle was born in Des Moines, Iowa on Nov. 1, 1925.  Her parents were Charles L. Coyle and Loretta Teatum Coyle, both Catholic and lifetime residents of Des Moines. Mary Ann attended the local Catholic schools, staffed by BVM Sisters. After graduation from St. Joseph High School, Mary Ann worked at an insurance company…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Anita Marie Robertson SL

By Loretto Community / May 17, 2019 /

Sept. 1, 1931 — May 17, 2019 Sister Anita Marie was baptized Mary Ellen Robertson, the third child of Charles Joseph Robertson of Denver and Emilie Rose Berthouldt Robertson of Chicago.  The family was close-knit; even in adulthood, Anita Marie returned to care for her mother and spent periods of time with her siblings, Rosemary,…

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Remembrance of the Life of Judith Ford Wynne CoL

By Loretto Community / April 24, 2019 /

Dec. 12, 1934 – April 24, 2019 (Judy herself left an account of her early life, written for her son Ted who has shared it with Loretto.  Judy’s succinct and personal composition displays her English teacher persona. )             “Raymond and Josette, my father and mother, married March 18, 1931, in Chicago in the middle of…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Bernice (formerly Sister Mary Alacoque) Hys SL

By Loretto Community / January 23, 2019 /

Jan. 29, 1930 – Jan. 10, 2019 Sister Bernice Hys was born in St. Louis in 1930. Her parents, Andrew John Hys and Sophia Diminszyk Hys, were Polish émigrés who had settled on St. Louis’ near Northside not far from the Mississippi River. Bernice was baptized at St. Casimir Church, one of several parishes created to serve…

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Memories of Rudy Torrini, a Great Teacher, Friend, Mentor

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2018 /

By Roberta Hudlow There is a lot to say about Rudy (Rudolph) Torrini (1923-2018). He has been connected to Loretto for quite a while. If I remember correctly, he was first hired to teach art at Nerinx Hall and then at Webster College. He certainly taught at Webster for some time. When I first came…

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We Remember/All Souls Day

By Loretto Community / October 12, 2018 /

On this All Souls Day, we remember…

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Death of a ‘Twin’

By Loretto Community / September 2, 2018 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /
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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Simone Inkel SL

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2016 /

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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