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Pakistan Page Draft – Nicole

Pakistan: Loretto’s Newest Mission Nasreen Daniel, Maria Daniel, and Samina Iqbal are Sisters of Loretto who work in their home country of Pakistan. In 2009, they began Loretto’s Pakistan mission, initially working in Faisalabad. (Click here to get more information.) Since then, at the invitation of Bishop Sebastian, they moved the Loretto mission to Lahore.       To get a sense of their neighborhood and the needs of the families there, they did a survey. It is a very poor area and they were conducting the survey in the monsoon season, when there is flooding.         … Continue reading

Pakistan – St. Albert School

  Three Sisters of Loretto – Nasreen Daniel, Maria Daniel and Samina Iqbal – are currently working in their home country of Pakistan. In 2009, they began Loretto’s new Pakistan mission and settled in Faisalabad, where they have been engaged in four different works. To date, nine North American Sisters of Loretto have spent from three weeks to five months in Pakistan, providing expertise for the Sisters’ work. St. Albert School is located in a very poor area. Approximately 370 students, from primary level to tenth grade, are taught by 13 teachers. More information about St. Albert is here. With … Continue reading

Immigrant Justice Action Week July 24-30, 2017

A month ago, Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) presented its vision for Immigrant Justice at the Loretto Assembly in Shepherdsville, Ky. At that event, Loretto members made individual pledges as to what each might do to help support this vision. The LACC hopes that its proposed actions for Immigrant Justice Action Week will encourage us all to work at upholding our specific pledges from Assembly 2017. These actions correspond to the commitments we made in our Immigrant Justice Resolution. Our voices need to be heard now, and we need to continue fighting for a more just and humane future. Click here to view … Continue reading

Justice and Peace Alerts

As a resource for the community and the public, action alerts and pertinent news items are posted here. Immigrant Justice Action Week July 24, 2017 – July 30, 2017 It’s hard to believe that a month ago LACC was presenting our vision for Immigrant Justice at the Assembly in Shepherdsville. We’re overjoyed with the positive reaction from the Loretto Community. Below is a list of daily actions that we are able to do. The LACC hopes that the actions for  Immigrant Justice Action Week will encourage us all to work at upholding our specific pledges from Assembly 2017.  These actions … Continue reading

The 2016 Loretto Development Office Annual Report of Financial Gifts is now online!

Every year during the summer, the Loretto Development Office publishes an accounting of donations received during the previous year. Any interested Loretto Community member may request a personal copy of this report by contacting the Development Office, 303-783-0450.

Assembly 2017 Photo Gallery – June 15, 16 and 17

>Photos by Peg Jacobs, Donna Mattingly, Ruth Routten and Cathy Smith Thursday, June 15 Friday, June 16, 2017 Saturday, June 17

Loretto & Nerinx: In Good Company

              By Annie Stevens and Donna Day Sixty people — members of the Loretto Community, Nerinx Hall faculty, students and board members — gathered in the Loretto Chapel for a prayer service April 24. Pearl McGivney welcomed everyone, speaking words of gratitude for the decades of excellent Loretto education at Nerinx. Several Nerinx students presented the Loretto Community with a giant card of thanks. Nerinx President John Gabriel lit the candles of several Nerinx staff members nearby as Mary Louise Denny began a litany of hope for the future of Nerinx. Declared Mary Louise, … Continue reading

An Idea for a Collaborative Sustainable Community

By Martha Crawley Over the past 18 months, Beth Blissman, Jean East, Anna Koop, Lisa Reynolds, Mary Helen Sandoval and I have been considering the possibility of a future project in Denver — a values-based, intergenerational sustainable community. The idea was initially presented to the Community Forum in May 2016, and an update on progress was presented by Mary Helen and me at the Denver Community Forum meeting this past March. Our idea is to create a sustainable living community with the collaboration of Regis Romero House, the Catholic Worker community and the Loretto Community. The idea emerged and grew … Continue reading

Loretto High School Alumnae Association Grants Support Loretto Values, Mission

By Barbara Nicholas Annually, the board of the Loretto High School Alumnae Association, following consultation with the members at the business meeting, awards small grants of up to $500 to sisters and co-members of Loretto to support projects in which they are involved in educational work or in activities that promote compassion, mercy, justice and peace. The alums, of whom I am one, consider that sharing the association’s resources helps to express our gratitude to the many Sisters of Loretto who were our teachers. The values instilled in us by the teaching and example of these women remain powerful influences. … Continue reading

Loretto Volunteer Shares Her Thoughts After Crossing Border

By Mary Louise Pabello I have known the struggle of migrants all my life, being myself an immigrant to the United States. But after the border trip with Loretto’s Latin America Caribbean Committee, I find myself asking, “Do I really know?” Like the young woman I met at Casa Nazareth, my mother crossed countries while three months pregnant, and with two young daughters in tow. Unlike the young woman, however, my mother wasn’t fleeing violence in her home country. She wasn’t made to cross miles of desert on foot. My mother had a husband waiting to receive her. This young … Continue reading