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Sr. Mary Luke Tobin, visionary leader, dies

Loretto sister helped shape today's Catholic church

By Patricia Lefevere
NCR contributor

Mary Luke Tobin loved the image of the door. In Jesus' declaration: "I am the door," Tobin found both mystery and invitation. After a lifetime of leadership in religious life and of activism on behalf of women, the poor and those afflicted by war and violence, the door of Tobin's own earthly life closed Aug. 24 in her room in the Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky. READ MORE


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