When I first met her the nuns were called Mother so I shall refer to her as Mother Loyola. A New Orleans native, she was an Ursuline nun for 78 years and died on January 11 at the age of 97. She spent most of her teaching years at Ursuline in New Orleans educating girls in Latin, French, Math and Music. She expected the best from her students not only in their school subjects but in deportment and courtesy and service. Most of her students went on to college having earned their first two years of college credits in French while in her class. She was beloved by all who knew her.
Mother Loyola is interred in the Mausoleum on the grounds of Ursuline along with hundreds of Ursuline nuns, including the first 10 Ursulines who came to New Orleans from France in 1727 to begin a school.