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Warm hearts reign at residence for the elderly poor

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Just after the New Year, Mary Louise Doetsch sat at a table at the St. Louis Residence of the Little Sisters of the Poor folding cloth napkins, with about a dozen or so in a pile waiting for her caring touch. The 89-year-old resident, a former St. Gabriel parishioner in south St. Louis, conversed with other residents in the room, joking and laughing with them.

Doetsch loves everything about the residence, explaining that there's things to do for everyone.

"If you're bored, you're bored because you want to be," she said.

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