SSND

OBITUARY | Sister Marie Inez Bocklage, SSND

The funeral Mass for Sister Marie Inez Bocklage, SSND, was celebrated April 25 at School Sisters of Notre Dame Theresa Center chapel in south St. Louis County. Sister Marie Inez died April 21 at Anna House in Bridgeton. She was 76, and a former teacher, missionary, provincial leader and counselor.

Obituary | Sister Rose Marie Flamm, SSND

The funeral Mass for Sister Rose Marie Flamm was celebrated March 13 at the School Sisters of Notre Dame's Theresa Center chapel in south St. Louis County. Sister Rose Marie died March 7 at Anna House in Bridgeton. She was 90, and a former teacher, assistant treasurer and finance staff member.

Obituary | Sr. Rose Mary Ryan, SSND

A memorial Mass for Sister Rose Mary Ryan was celebrated Feb. 27 at School Sisters of Notre Dame Theresa Center chapel in south St. Louis County.

Sister Rose Mary, 77, died Feb. 22 at Anna House in Bridgeton. She was a former primary and early childhood educator.

Sister Rose Mary was born in Alton, Ill. She entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1958 and professed first vows in 1960 and final vows in 1966.

OBITUARY | Sr. M. Carmelita Erdman, SSND

A memorial Mass for Sister M. Carmelita Erdman, SSND, was celebrated Dec. 29 at Sancta Maria in Ripa in St. Louis. Sister Carmelita died Dec. 16 at Anna House in Bridgeton. She was 89 and a former teacher, principal, director of religious education and pastoral minister.

Born in Hereford, Texas, Sister Carmelita entered the congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1946 and professed first vows in 1948 and final vows in 1954.

Obituary | Sister Christian Marie Ehrhardt, SSND

A funeral Mass for Sister Christian Marie Ehrhardt, SSND, was held Nov. 28 at Theresa Center Chapel at Sancta Maria in Ripa in St. Louis. Sister Christian Marie, a former teacher, missionary, pastoral minister and tutor, died Nov. 22, at Sancta Maria in Ripa in St. Louis. She was 68.

Sister Christian Marie was born in Quincy, Ill. She entered the congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1967. She professed first vows in 1970 and final vows in 1976.

She earned a bachelor's degree in American Studies from the former Notre Dame College in St. Louis in 1971.

“Hoppy” lives charism through helping in her community

Loretta “Hoppy” Hopgood, the first School Sisters of Notre Dame associate in North America, rolled an old tire out of a trash heap and into the back of her van to recycle it. She lives out the charism of the SSNDs by keeping the community clean.

Loretta Hopgood slowly drove down the alley behind a strip mall, looking for opportunities to clean up. She passed several overflowing dumpsters, several with old tires and debris scattered next to them.

"We had homeless people living up here," she said, pointing to a covered platform on the back of the building. "And we've got tires over there. See, this is getting piled up."

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