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Eileen Custy SL

Eileen Custy was born and raised on a dairy outside of Denver and attended a one-room schoolhouse for her first eight years. After a year of college at Loretto Heights, she joined the Sisters of Loretto. In spite of the fact that she thought at that time she never wanted to be a teacher, she loved the work and taught for 46 years. Most of those years were spent in El Paso, Texas. Eileen “retired” in 2004 and moved to Kentucky, where she served as an administrative assistant to the Motherhouse Coordinator for nearly 20 years before retiring in November 2023. Eileen continues to serve the Motherhouse Community, particularly pastorally.

Reflection on the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

By Eileen Custy SL / May 30, 2021 /

The God I grew up with is not the God I know now, and I suspect the same is truefor all of you. My first year of teaching high school…

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Reflection on the Fourth Sunday of Easter

By Eileen Custy SL / April 25, 2021 /

Good Shepherd Sunday? Foundation Day? Commitment Ceremony? The “Fiat” statue! Where to start?  One of the Communion services we use begins in this way: “We have been chosen by the…

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Reflection on the First Sunday of Lent

By Eileen Custy SL / February 21, 2021 /

“I will be your God and you will be my people.” We are a people with a history of covenants entered into with our God. In the first reading, God…

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Reflection on the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Eileen Custy SL / January 17, 2021 /

Our Sunday readings are following the timeline of Jesus’ life. Last week he was baptized, and this week he is choosing his followers as he begins his public life. Our…

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Reflection on Christmas Eve

By Eileen Custy SL / December 24, 2020 /

“Who are you, God?” she asked. And God replied: “I Am. I am who I am.” “I am the origin of all life. I am the energy that drives everything…

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Reflection on the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Eileen Custy SL / November 8, 2020 /

As we move closer to the end of the liturgical cycle, the Gospel readings point toward the death of Jesus on the cross and to the resurrection. As one commentary…

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Reflection on the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Eileen Custy SL / September 13, 2020 /

This Community is called to be Friends of Mary at the Foot of the Cross. That title has resonated with me often since both Lynn Levo and Mary Pellegrino talked…

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Reflection on the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Eileen Custy SL / July 5, 2020 /

“The Spirit of God dwells in you!” Powerful words, Transforming words. “The Spirit of God dwells in each of us.” What do those words mean to you? Are they just…

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Reflection on Pentecost Sunday

By Eileen Custy SL / May 31, 2020 /

Recently, in my reading I came across this sentence that caught my attention: We like to think that we base our beliefs on evidence, but far more   often we arrange…

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Reflection on Loretto’s Foundation Day

By Eileen Custy SL / April 25, 2020 /
Colorful handmade banner by Bob Strobridge with the quote "The Loretto Spirit"

“The vocation to be a Sister of Loretto, therefore, shows itself in a spirit of courage and generosity marked by trust in God, ingenuity and the self-reliance, made firm by…

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Reflection on Palm Sunday

By Eileen Custy SL / April 5, 2020 /

When we awoke on Jan. 2 with the start of a new year, little did we realize what we would be facing now. We were immersed in politics with all…

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Reflection: Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Eileen Custy SL / February 16, 2020 /

Bishop John Shelby Spong, an Episcopalian bishop, tells of an incident he  encountered one Sunday morning. He had gone to visit one of the parishes in his jurisdiction. There were…

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