September 25, 2003 by

Sister Daniel Stefani

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Sister Daniel Stefani, a Roman Catholic nun who aided thousands of homeless children, died on Sept. 8 from complications of the West Nile virus, bacterial influenza and meningitis. She was 80.
Helen Stefani joined the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kan., in 1942, and took the name Sister Daniel. She worked as a teacher and a principal then joined the Mount St. Vincent Children’s Home, one of Denver’s three Catholic orphanages. Determined to stay at the forefront of child care issues, Stefani earned a degree in social work from the University of Denver.
She spent 32 years at Mount St. Vincent, educating the homeless and troubled youths left in her care. In 1996, she received the Civis Princeps, or “first citizen” award, from Regis University.

One Response to Sister Daniel Stefani

  1. ananomyous

    i have found a letter in my attic that apparently, she once wrote. it was to someone named,Brian Necas…ring a bell? plz reply to this post if you’re interested in seeing the letter.

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