Sister Louise Laroche

Hometown: Berlin, New Hampshire

Testimonial Quote: Being a Sister of St. Benedict is the path that I have chosen, by the grace of God, to be in right relationship with God, myself, and others. What a joy to be on this path with others who seek God in this way of life.

Entrance Date: August 3, 1983

First Profession Date: August 5, 1985

Perpetual Profession Date: May 30, 1993

Educational Background:
• Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education
• Master’s degree in Elementary Education
• Master’s degree in Theological Studies from St. Meinrad.
• Certification from the Institute of Religious Formation at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, IL
• Certification from the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction in Tucson, AZ

Work Background:
• Middle school educator in New Hampshire, Kentucky, Indiana
• Holy Family School, Jasper, IN K-8 Religion teacher, catechetical leader
• Initial Formation Director
• Ongoing Formation Director

Present Ministry: Initial Formation Director for Postulants and Novices; On-Going Formation Director; Blessing Cabinet; Dove House Meals; Monastery Service

Other Interests: Cooking and sharing a meal with friends, reading, watching a suspenseful mystery, designing photo cards, listening to music, learning a new dance, sitting by the ocean, sharing stories by a campfire, a walk in the woods.

What attracted me to this community: Communal prayer and the fun and joyful spirit of the sisters.