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Sister Mary Loyola Bender

Sister Mary Loyola was born on October 13, 1917 and died on August 15, 2016.


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Sister Mary Loyola Bender was born Anna Loyola on Oct. 13, 1917. She died on Aug. 15, 2016. She was 98 years old and had been a Sister of Providence for 77 years.

Sister Mary Loyola entered the Congregation on Feb. 2, 1939. She professed first and final vows on Aug. 15, 1914 and 1946, respectively.

Initially, she ministered as a teacher but then began a ministry of 23 years as Sacristan in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. She also ministered as the administrator at Providence Retirement Home in New Albany for 10 years and as the director of maintenance and employees at Immaculata in Washington, D.C.

Sister Mary Loyola was a gifted seamstress.


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