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Sister Ruth to celebrate Silver Jubilee

Sister Ruth to celebrate Silver Jubilee - (07-07-2021)

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Benedictine Sister of Perpetual Adoration Ruth Elaine Starman, OSB will celebrate her Silver Jubilee of monastic profession surrounded by family and fellow members on July 11, 2021, with a ceremony in the congregation’s Adoration Chapel in Clyde, Missouri.

Sister Ruth Elaine entered the Benedictine Sisters on Sept. 14, 1993. She made her first monastic profession 25 years ago on July 20, 1996, and her final monastic profession on March 9, 2002.

A native of Elgin, Nebraska, she attended Pope John XXIII High School. She later earned a bachelor’s of science degree in biology and computer science from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Prior to her entrance, she was a research assistant at the Uniformed Services University of Health and Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

Since entering religious life, Sister Ruth Elaine has served the congregation in many ways, including in the altar bread department, as vocation director and as a member of the general council. She has also worked in maintenance, as guest house manager and overseeing the congregation’s websites.

She is an avid University of Nebraska Cornhuskers fan, enjoys woodworking and plays the piano, the organ and the harp.