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Each member of the Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross is “co-responsible for creating a community which is beneficial for all; for maturing in adult faith and effective ministry,..; and for making use of opportunities which add new depth to our formation in Christ.” Learn more about the Sisters of Loretto.

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Remembrance of the Life of Barbara Ann Shultz SL

By Loretto Community / December 7, 2015 /
Woman with short grey hair and a hand on her left shoulder smiles for a picture wearing glasses and a pink collared blouse.

  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 Illinois, in Olney, the…

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Remembrance of the Life of Margaret Rose Knoll SL

By Loretto Community / October 6, 2015 /
A woman with white short hair and glasses smiles for a picture indoors.

Sister Margaret Rose was born in Minonk, Ill., one hundred and one years ago. This remembrance is drawn from an oral interview she did some years ago. About her parents…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sandy Ardoyno SL

By Loretto Community / October 5, 2015 /
A grey, short haired woman with her chin resting on her hands smiles for a portrait picture with a black background.

Sandy Ardoyno lived fully and with much enthusiasm all the days of her life! Sandy followed her twin sister, Susie, into the world, making her the third of the four…

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Remembrance of the Life of Mary Judith Brown SL

By Loretto Community / August 4, 2015 /
A woman with short white hair and big glasses smiling for a headshot picture in a room wearing a white collared button down shirt.

Frances Marie Brown, the eldest of four, was born Oct. 30, 1922 in Elwood, Ind. Her siblings were Howard, Herb, and Sue. Her father, Harold E. Brown, originally of Muncie,…

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Remembrance of the Life of Marie Joann Rekart SL

By Loretto Community / July 4, 2015 /
A woman with short blonde white hair and red lipstick smiling brightly for a headshot picture, wearing a black and colorful speckled blouse and a cross necklace.

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 autobiography: “The population of Brentwood,…

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Remembrance of the Life of Martha Belke SL

By Loretto Community / April 12, 2015 /
A woman with short grey hair, and round wire glasses wearing a striped light pink collared blouse smiling for a picture.

Martha Jane Belke was born into a hard working German Catholic family in Louisville’s upper west end. She was the sixth of seven girls born to Mary Catherine Huff Belke…

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Remembrance of the Life of Carol Durphy SL

By Loretto Community / February 19, 2015 /
A woman with short grey hair smiling brightly wearing a dark blue blazer and a silver watch with her hand resting on her chin.

Carol Mae Dunphy was born in Eastlake, Colo., the first of four children of Arthur John and Edith Louise Molholm Dunphy, both Colorado natives. Her sister Lois was born a…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Charlotte Marie Schwartz SL

By Loretto Community / January 20, 2015 /
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She was born in St. Louis in 1911 and baptized Mary Melinda, after her maternal grandmother. She began elementary school in 1917 at St. James Parochial School in the city,…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister M. Barbara Croghan SL

By Loretto Community / January 16, 2015 /
A woman with short grey hair and glasses smiling for a picture while looking off in the distance, wearing a pink blouse with a white collar with lace detailing and a white boutonnière.

Sister Mary Barbara Croghan was born in Denver, the first of three children of John and Barbara Stroh Croghan. Baptized Dorothy Ellen, she took her mother’s and her younger sister’s…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Frances Zoghby SL

By Loretto Community / October 29, 2014 /
A woman smiling with short white hair, big brown framed glasses, a light green turtleneck, and a blue blazer with a black background.

Frances Gertrude Zoghby was the eldest of nine children of George Kaleel and Emma Kahalley Zoghby. Her father was born in Beirut, which was Syria at the time, now Lebanon. Her mother was a native of Mobile, Ala., and the Zoghbys raised their family there in Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish. Of Frances’ siblings in this close knit family, three are living, as well as three of their spouses. Miriam, Cecilia and Raymond have been Frances’ faithful companions especially in her final years.

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister M. Eloise Jarvis SL

By Loretto Community / October 21, 2014 /
A woman with short white hair, and round wire glasses, wearing a teal collared shirt smiling for a picture on a sunny day outdoors.

Mary Eloise Jarvis was the elder of two daughters born to Henry Noel Jarvis and Mary Wheatley Jarvis of Harrisburg, Ill. Henry, like his brothers, was a veterinarian surgeon; Mary was a music teacher and a gifted musician who passed on her gifts to both Eloise and her younger sister Eleanor. Eloise’s musical education began as soon as she could reach the piano keyboard and continued under her mother’s careful teaching for 12 years.

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Helen Ann Reynolds SL

By Loretto Community / August 21, 2014 /
A woman with short grey hair, wearing a greenish blue sweater smiling for a headshot picture while tilting her head to her left.

Sister Helen Ann was born May 17, 1918, in Rockford, Ill. She was one of four daughters and two sons of Marie Ellen (Hennessey) and Thomas J. Reynolds. She entered the Sisters of Loretto from St. Peter Parish, Rockford, in 1936. Sister Helen Ann received the habit and her religious name on April 25, 1937, pronounced her first vows on April 25, 1939 and made her final vows on Aug. 15, 1942.

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