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Loretto’s 2021 Jubilarians — the Blessings of Jubilee!

Posted on April 26, 2021, by Loretto Community

God takes our days and makes them holy. This week the Loretto Community celebrates those members we call Jubilarians! They have served the people of God through the Community for 75, 70, 60, 50 and 25 years — Sisters and Co-members. Please join with us this week as we call forth in blessing these 22 wonderful women:

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75 Years

Benedicta Feeney SL

70 Years

Evelyn Houlihan SL
Beatrice Klebba SL
Claudette LoPorto SL
Imelda Therese Marquez SL
Marian McAvoy SL
Kathleen Vonderhaar SL
Nancy Wittwer SL

60 Years

Carole Eschen SL
Pat Joyce SL
Anndavid Naeger SL
Barbara Nicholas SL
Sylvia Sedillo SL

50 Years

Barbara Doak SL
Rosalie Duran CoL
Marcia Kaldenhoven CoL

25 Years

Judith Baenen CoL
Maria Brann CoL
Diane Fassel CoL
Mary Delaney CoL
Susan Kenney CoL
Phyllis Tyler-Wayman CoL

We bless them, but more importantly, they bless us with the gift of themselves, gifts that have touched the lives of every Loretto member and all those they have served and do serve to this day.

“There is a quiet light that shines in every heart,” wrote the poet John O’Donohue in his book “To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings.” If you knew each of the women we celebrate as jubilarians this year, you would see the “light in every heart.” Their journey, made in the light of God, has taken them from classroom to mentor, from leadership to artist, from writer to caregiver, to social worker to episcopal priest, to community service and retirement. And the list goes on …

To all our Jubilarians, we say, “May the gifts you have shared all your life come back to bless you abundantly. May the peace that abides in your heart be a sacred gift to you for the rest of your days.” 

And in response we shout with joy, “Amen!”


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