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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 /
Four women standing and smiling surrounding a man in a wheelchair for a group picture. They are all wearing dress clothes, it is the man in the center's 90th birthday.

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…

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Ruth Routten’s Journey Continues

By Ruth Routten CoL / July 1, 2016 /
A woman with short grey hair smiling brightly for a headshot picture wearing oval wire-framed glasses and a jungle and animal patterned collared shirt.

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…

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