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July 28, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Sister Lauren celebrates her 100th birthday – and 65 years of being an ‘armchair missionary’

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Sister Lauren Weinandt turns 100 on Monday, Aug. 2. To the good Sister, Mayo’s longest continuously serving staff member, it all seems divinely ordered and Mayo Clinic now “means my home.” Magdalen Teresa Weinandt dreamed of becoming a missionary, caring for the poorest of the poor in every corner of the world. She planned to […]

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July 31, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Ringing in 97: Plummer Carillon Plays Happy Tune to Ring in Restoration

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

A birthday concert in honor of Sister Lauren Weinandt’s 97th birthday was a special coda ahead of a major restoration and refurbishing of the carillon in Rochester.

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Tags: Austin Ferguson, carillon, Dr. Robert Cima, John Murphy, Ken Ackerman, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Plummer Building, Sister Lauren Weinandt


August 3, 2017 · Leave a Comment

96 Candles: In Honor of a Big Day, One of Our Favorite Stories Revisited

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

In honor of her 96th birthday, a favorite story and a few additional thoughts about Sister Lauren Weinandt.

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April 4, 2017 · Leave a Comment

History Lessons Help Us Move Ahead

By In the Loop 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 19, 2017 · Leave a Comment

After 60 Years of Service, Sister Lauren Becomes Official

By In the Loop 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 9, 2016 · Leave a Comment

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

By In the Loop 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 3, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Final ‘Sisters Sale’ Inspires Gratitude, Fond Memories

By In the Loop 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 30, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Saint Marys campus celebrates 125 years and counting

By In the Loop 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 7, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Talking Long Careers and Saint Marys Memories with Sister Lauren

By In the Loop 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 19, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Sister Joseph, meet Joseph the Carpenter

By Elizabeth Harty Elizabeth Harty (@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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