DUBUQUE — Sister Marjorie Loughren, PBVM, and Sister Mary Anne McCormick, PBVM, will celebrate 50 years of religious life at a Mass and dinner with Presentation sisters, family and other invited guests to be held Sept. 24 at Sisters of the Presentation Mount Loretto, Dubuque. The life and spirit of 18th century Presentation Irish foundress Venerable Nano Nagle has inspired the personal faith journeys of Sisters Anne and Marjorie who chose special Scriptures with the theme “Blessed by God’s gift, strengthened by grace, received with gratitude” for their celebration.
Entering the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Sept. 8, 1966, Sister Mary Anne professed final vows in 1974 and Sister Marjorie in 1975. Sister Marjorie Loughren, PBVM, daughter of the late Bernard and Loretta McDowell Loughren of Monti, Iowa, graduated from St. Patrick High School in Ryan, Iowa, and Clarke University, Dubuque, Iowa. Currently Sister Marjorie is a substitute teacher in Catholic schools of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. She also volunteers in visiting elderly persons, tutoring, child care and various parish activities.