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Highlights from the Loretto Lobbying Week in DC


The Lobbying Week in DC was a productive conclusion to the Loretto Peace and Engagement Project. Here, in photos, are some highlights from the week. Photo credits: Molly Butler To read Mary Ann McGivern’s blog post on Loretto’s lobbying efforts to aid border refugees, click here. To take action to support assistance to border refugees, click here. For an overview of the Peace and Justice Engagement Project, click here.

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What Would Jesus Do? Loretto Lobbies D.C. on Behalf of Border Refugees


By Mary Ann McGivern SL (Editor’s note: This post originally appeared as an entry on Mary Ann’s NCR blog: View here) I’m in Washington, D.C., on a lobbying trip with the Loretto Community planned six months ago. We identified seven issues, invited members to come along, wrote fact sheets and prayers, and, eight weeks ago, began praying and writing to Congress, one issue a week. We set the date as best we could, looking at our community calendar and our own lives. But privately we all thought Congress might even have gone home. Surely we would slog away in July … Continue reading

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Loretto Reaches Out to ‘Farther Neighbor,’ Helps Serve Mass of Refugees in El Paso


A wing of Nazareth Living Care Center (long known as Nazareth Hall), a nursing home for years to scores of retired Loretto Sisters, has reopened to help serve a mass of refugees who are arriving daily in El Paso from Central America. On July 11, the center received about 70 new guests, reported Elisa Rodriguez SL. Most of the arrivals were moms with children in tow, many toddlers and younger. The families mainly hail from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. They come to the United States seeking safety and shelter from the violence that has been ravaging their countries. Traveling … Continue reading

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Cellist and Violinist to Perform at Loretto Motherhouse July 19


A cellist and violinist will give a concert beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Loretto Motherhouse. All are welcome! Continue reading

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Loretto’s Badin Bible Sent with Love to University of Notre Dame


The Loretto Motherhouse Community and friends blessed the Badin Bible July 6 and sent it off with love to its new owners. Continue reading

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Sisters Mary Ann Coyle and Mary Ann Cunningham to be Honored


On July 19, 2014, Sister Mary Ann Coyle and Sister Mary Ann Cunningham will be honored with Spirit of Loretto Awards at the annual Loretto Heights College Reunion Mass and Luncheon. They will be the recipients of the Lumen Christi Award, one of two Spirit of Loretto awards presented each year. The Spirit of Loretto Committee was founded to keep the spirit of Loretto Heights alive at Regis University. The Lumen Christi Award, named for Max Di Julio’s Christmas choral composition, is given to an outstanding and beloved member of the Loretto Heights College faculty or staff. Continue reading

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Inaugural Art Show Featuring Loretto Artists Open Through July at Motherhouse


The art room at the Motherhouse has been a work in progress, as it moved from an art studio to an art exhibition room. Sandy Ardoyno came up with the idea after she critiqued some paintings for one of the Infirmary staff members who had done incredible work with very little instruction. Continue reading

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Last Issue of couRAGE Honors Mary Ann Cunningham


By Kim Klein At the February 2014 meeting of the Loretto Women’s Network, it was decided to sunset the newsletter, couRAGE. Mary Ann Cunningham had served as the editor for 26 years, and the consensus of those present at the meeting was that no one could take her place. Mary Ann McGivern and Martha Alderson took on the task of creating a final issue as a tribute to Mary Ann Cunningham, and they did a magnificent job. This last issue includes some of the finest writings from Mary Ann Cunningham herself, tributes from Theresa Kane, Anna Koop, Mary Hunt, Donna … Continue reading

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Loretto Welcomes Cathy Darnell as Newest Co-member!


By Lisa Reynolds Cathy has a long history with Loretto. She is a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy (1967), where she made numerous close connections, including Elizabeth Ann Compton, Scholastica, Ann Carmel and Anthony Mary Sartorius. After graduation, and through her service on the board at SMA, she came to know and work with many more Loretto members. She had a strong bond with Kath O’Malley, and Mary Catherine Rabbitt served as her contact person. Cathy is a fourth-generation Colorado native and lives in Denver, where she works part time as an event coordinator with Allwell Rents. She also consults … Continue reading

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Remembering Ann Manganaro


By Barbara Roche June 6 Loretto Community members joined the Manganaro family and friends of Ann Manganaro at Loretto Center in St. Louis to commemorate the 21st anniversary of Ann’s death. We shared memories and celebrated her spirit, which continues to live on in all of us and in the work of the Clínica Ana Manganaro in Guarjila, El Salvador. The gathering opened with the song, “Simple Gifts,” and included a reading of Ann’s reflections on making final vows and one of Ann’s poems. Participants shared memories, including of working with Ann at the Neighborhood School, living with Ann at … Continue reading

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