You are a great book with a hundred chapters; each open to be read at once
Excerpt from Mesa Negra, a poem by M. Joan Loeffler, OP
(1928 – 2015)
Marjorie Joan Loeffler, known as Sister Paul Catherine, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on March 20, 1928. She was the third child of Robert and Augusta (Wadle) Loeffler. In her autobiography, she said this about her ancestry: …
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Our Adrian Dominican cemetery with its circular headstones is a beautiful place of rest for women who gave their lives in service to God—and a peaceful place for contemplation and remembrance.
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We invite you to meet some of the wonderful women who have recently crossed into eternity.