Sister Loretta Woolfe, OSB


November 4, 1894-June 22, 1984


“Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Be thou my wisdom, Thou my true Word;
Heart of my own heart whatever befall
Still be my vision, Ruler of all.”


S-Loretta-WoolfeBorn in Kansas City, Kansas, November 4, 1894, Sister Loretta entered the Benedictine Community of Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas in 1913. In 1965 Sister Loretta transferred her vows to Benet Hill Priory to become a charter member of the Colorado Springs Community.


She dedicated many years to teaching in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado. On February 10, 1984 she celebrated the seventieth anniversary of her profession of vows.


Sister Loretta read widely and was socially and politically concerned. Her love for music, both liturgical and classical, enriched community celebrations. We rejoice with her as she joins the heavenly chorus in singing a new hymn. “I have come to the beginning of a perfect day”.