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Ruth Routten CoL

Ruth met two Sisters of Loretto who were working at a Vietnamese orphanage in 1973 during the war. She was a flight attendant with American Airlines for 40 years and loved every minute of serving people. Ruth became a Loretto Co-member in 2013 and serves on the Special Needs Committee.
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Peter Urban Celebrates 90 Years!

By Ruth Routten CoL / October 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

At Peter Urban’s 90th birthday party, Loretto members and many Latino folks celebrated. A Mariachi band played to the delight of Father Peter. The St. Anthony parishioners prepared an extensive dinner for all. A Sister of Sorrows, Madre Mariana Bustillos from Juarez, Mexico, came especially to celebrate Peter’s 90th. 

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Ruth Routten’s Journey Continues

By Ruth Routten CoL / July 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

  My first encounter with the Sisters of Loretto was in 1973 in Saigon, South Vietnam, when I met Mary Nelle Gage and Susan McDonald caring for orphans. I escorted some of the adopted orphans to their new families in the United States and Canada. After 40 years of discernment, I decided to throw my…

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