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Permit Denied, But Plans to Protest SOA Continue


By Mary Ann McGivern SL The Columbus, GA police chief has denied a permit for the School of Americas (SOA) Watch protest November 21-23. Loretto Community President Pearl McGivney has sent a letter on Loretto’s behalf protesting the denial. A judge could issue a permit, but plans for the protest must be made regardless of the uncertainty. This is a good year for Loretto members and friends to plan to attend the SOA protest in Fort Benning, GA. As Pearl’s letter states, Loretto has been protesting the Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) since 1999.  This article, written by Mary Ann … Continue reading

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A Portrait of Ann Manganaro SL, M.D. (1946-1993)


By Sarah Legett 2013 marked the 20th anniversary of Ann Manganaro’s death. In the summer of that year, during the annual meeting of the Interfaith Committee on Latin America held at Nerinx Hall High School in St. Louis, program coordinator Marilyn Lorenz premiered a documentary which she had produced about Ann. “Set My Hands to Heal” was truly a labor of love, chronicling Ann’s life and the clinic she helped establish in El Salvador in 1989.*** Marilyn invited people from across Ann’s life, including the Loretto Community, family, friends and work colleagues, creating a lovely way to celebrate Ann’s anniversary! … Continue reading

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Loretto Magazine Summer Issue Is Here!


Our summer issue of Loretto Magazine is out. Read about the Community’s work with those incarcerated, the Badin Bible sale, our 2014 Jubilarians and more! See past issues here. To receive Loretto Magazine by mail, contact development@lorettocommunity.org.

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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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