The CTSA mourns the loss of Sister Loretta Devoy, O.P., who died yesterday morning.
May Sr. Loretta rest in peace.
Member Patrick Flanagan reflects,
How grateful our students, department, and university were to have had her as a professor. Frank Connolly-Weinert once remarked, "Loretta always proved well-informed, a courteous, conscientious, and diligent colleague, whose advice was always sound, attentive to detail, gracious, and unfailingly professional."
I knew Loretta for my first ten years and was stunned when she announced she was retiring in 2013. She was a committed teacher and wonderful colleague in the department and our larger academy. Later when I met her at the Dominican Sisters Motherhouse in Amityville where she lived, I asked her why she left. Always a woman of deep faith and profound self-awareness, she said “I knew it was time” and then when onto encourage me “may you know when God is moving you on and may you be attentive to the divine plan."