With great joy and gratitude, people gathered today with Sr. Ruth Ann Hehn at Holy Trinity for Mass and a luncheon to celebrate her retirement as Administrator of Holy Trinity Manor. For twenty-six years she faithfully shared with the manor residents the love of Jesus Christ.
Sr. Ruth Ann is a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas. Her religious community professes a vision that embraces the charisms of Saints Vincent, Louise and Mother Xavier. Those charisms live vibrantly in Sister as a disciple who truly loves the poor and chooses to live simply as a child of God.
We give thanks to God that in His providence Sr. Ruth Ann responded to God’s call to religious life and ministry within our diocese. The critical needs of our brothers and sisters call forth from us charity. She has witnessed to her own faith and served as a model for many of us. Sister’s assistance to COMEA Shelter, Family Promise of Cheyenne and Interfaith Hospitality, to name a few, exemplifies her commitment to the dignity of the human person.
Before coming to serve in the Diocese of Cheyenne, Sr. Ruth Ann was a teacher for many years, then began working in housing with the poor and homeless in the Denver area.
Sister Ruth Ann, thank you for your years of faith-filled ministry. We are grateful that you will remain with us in your retirement. May you know the gratitude of this local church, the Diocese of Cheyenne.