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April 4th, 2017

History Lessons Help Us Move Ahead

By In the Loop intheloop

As someone famous famously wrote, the course of true love never did run smooth. The same can be said of history, Chris Boes, M.D., tells us. “People see past as prologue to the future, and envision history as a straight line.” But that’s not the case, according to Dr. Boes, a neurologist at Mayo Clinic’s […]

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Tags: Dr. Chris Boes, History of Medicine Society, Sister Lauren Weinandt, W. Bruce Fye Center for the History of Medicine


January 19th, 2017

After 60 Years of Service, Sister Lauren Becomes Official

By In the Loop intheloop

The Teletype machine whirred to life the other day at In the Loop world headquarters (a cubicle in a building that backs up to the historic Plummer Building in downtown Rochester). It was clearly the sound of breaking news. “After 45 years of bazaars and sales and 60 years of work at Saint Marys, I […]

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Tags: Development Archives Office, Sister Lauren Weinandt, Sister Tierney Trueman


August 9th, 2016

Sister Lauren, 95, Celebrates Milestone, Talks ‘Future Goals’

By In the Loop intheloop

Last week, Sister Lauren Weinandt, friend of In the Loop (which we hope brings us special dispensation), turned 95. She and her fellow Sisters, along with colleagues, friends and family, gathered on Sunday, July 30, to celebrate her birthday and two other remarkable milestones. She’s also celebrating 60 years as a member of the Sisters […]

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Tags: Saint Marys Campus, Sister Benradette Novak, Sister Lauren Weinandt, Sisters of Saint Francis


March 3rd, 2016

Final ‘Sisters Sale’ Inspires Gratitude, Fond Memories

By In the Loop intheloop

They say all good things must come to an end. And for the past 48 years, the “two to three” rummage sales and bazaars that Sister Lauren Weinandt has held each year at Mayo Clinic Hospital’s Saint Marys campus have been very good things. “The rummage sales and bazaars, along with other projects the Sisters have […]

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Tags: Bertilla Mullenbach, Sister Lauren Weinandt


September 30th, 2014

Saint Marys campus celebrates 125 years and counting

By In the Loop intheloop

It’s the sort of story that’s surprising yet pretty much what you’ve come to expect from Mayo Clinic and the Sisters of Saint Francis. The Sisters and the Mayos joined forces to build a hospital to care for the medical needs of folks in Rochester, Minnesota, after the great cyclone of 1883. The Sisters said […]

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Tags: History, Saint Marys Hospital, Sister Generose Gervais, Sister Lauren Weinandt


August 7th, 2014

Talking Long Careers and Saint Marys Memories with Sister Lauren

By In the Loop intheloop

Mayo’s second-longest-serving employee (57.97 years and counting), Sister Lauren Weinandt, turned 93 on Saturday, and her 58th service anniversary is coming up on Aug. 16. She’s out-senioritied only by Sister Generose Gervais and still keeps a busy schedule as archivist at the Saint Marys campus of Mayo Clinic Hospital. She was kind enough to take […]

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Tags: Sister Generose Gervais, Sister Lauren Weinandt, Sisters of St. Francis


December 19th, 2013

Sister Joseph, meet Joseph the Carpenter

By Elizabeth Harty, Sr Communications Specialist meharty

On an unremarkable day in 1917, a down-on-his-luck Wisconsin man climbed the steps of Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. He’d come to town looking for a fresh start at life, and he got all that and more when he met Sister Mary Joseph. The man introduced himself as Joseph Howlett, and Sister Joseph discovered that […]

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Tags: Sister Lauren Weinandt


December 10th, 2013

Blessed with holiday traditions

By In the Loop intheloop

There are holiday traditions, and then there are holiday traditions. One of them — a longstanding practice with a new flair — may have caught your attention if you found yourself out front of the Francis Building at Saint Marys earlier this afternoon. A new nativity scene was installed today near the main entrance on […]

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Tags: Auxiliary, Bishop John Quinn, Christine Hindt, Holidays, Saint Marys Hospital, Sister Lauren Weinandt, Sister Tierney Trueman, Sisters of St. Francis


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