A longtime educator, Sister Marian was a principal in Catholic high schools in Denver, Louisville and St. Louis. She died Feb. 13 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. She was 92 and in her 68th year as a Sister of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross.
The daughter of Helen M. (Hemrich) and John J. Andrews, Sister Marian was born Aug. 12, 1924, in Pueblo, Colo. She entered the Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross in 1949. On Dec. 8, 1949, she was received into the Sisters of Loretto, taking the name Sister John Carroll, which she was known by until 1993 when she resumed use of her baptismal name, Marian. She made her first vows Dec. 8, 1951, and her final vows Aug. 15, 1955. Sister Marian earned a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, with minors in sociology and philosophy, from Loretto Heights College in Denver in 1946, and a master’s in home economics from St. Louis University in 1954.
In the Denver Archdiocese, Sister Marian taught at Holy Family High School from 1965 to 1967. She then served at Machebeuf High School, where from 1967 to 1982 she was principal and from 1982 to 1993 she was academic dean. She also served part time in the Loretto Staff Office in Littleton from 1993 to 1993, volunteered at Mercy Medical Center in Denver from 1994 to 1999 and was team coordinator of personnel at Loretto Center in Littleton from 1999 to 2002. Retiring in 2002, Sister Marian resided at the Loretto Center for the next 14 years. She also served as a teacher and principal at Loretto High School in Louisville from 1960 to 1963.
Sister Marian in August 2016 moved to Loretto Motherhouse, where she carried out a ministry of prayer and presence until her death. She told an interviewer in 2013, “I’ve done whatever needs to be done, and I think I’ve made a contribution.”
Sister Marian is survived by her sister, Carol Landon of Boise, Idaho
A funeral Mass for Loretto Sister Marian Andrews was celebrated Feb. 18 at the Church of the Seven Dolors on the grounds of Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, KY. . Burial was in the Loretto Cemetery at the Loretto Motherhouse.
Memorials in Sister Marian’s name may be sent to the Loretto Community, care of the Loretto Development Office, 4000 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80123-1308.