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Abstract

Loretto Ryan influenced many to enter the Congregation and the Daughters of Charity and supported hundreds of sisters during their formation. Dedicated to others, she was particularly sensitive to the sisters’ family ties at a time when these were not acknowledged. She taught at Saint Stephen’s School in New Orleans, the Immaculate Conception Academy of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and Saint Louise de Marillac School in St. Louis. She was directress of Marillac Seminary for twenty-five years. She was provincial assistant and later served in many other places and capacities. The article, written by her niece, describes her personal qualities and includes many memories from those who knew her.

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