‘Operation Sacred Rescue’: Remains of 62 Loretto Sisters from Loretto Heights Cemetery Reinterred
A memorial Mass and recommittal service for 62 Sisters of Loretto, formerly buried at Loretto Heights Cemetery took place Aug. 22, at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colo. The remains had been exhumed and moved this summer to ensure their perpetual care.
The service began with a musical and floral tribute. The Mass was concelebrated by Denver Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodríguez and the Revs. Marty Lally and Roland Freeman. After Mass, there was a re-committal where short biographies of each Sister were read by Loretto Community members and Spirit of Loretto Loretto Heights College alumnae. Fathers Marty and Roland offered the graveside prayers.
A recording of the service is available here.
More background information about the reasons for and process of the exhumation can be found on this webpost.