Sr. de Lourdes Warren was born in 1915 in Omaha, Nebraska. She joined the Houston Dominican Sisters in 1932, after graduating from Saint Agnes Academy. Study was integral to her life and ministry, earning her B.A. from Incarnate Word(San Antonio) and her M.A. from George Peabody(Nashville). She continued her studies by completing classes and programs in journalism, movie-making, management design, Spanish and becoming a certified Para-Legal in 1983.
She taught in secondary schools in Houston (St. Agnes Academy, St. Pius X); Beaumont (St. Anthony); Riverside, CA (St. Francis). From 1964-1975 she served as Academic Dean at Dominican College.
For her, retirement meant volunteer service with a radiant smile.