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Loretto Spotlight: Escuela de Guadalupe


Escuela de Guadalupe is a Spanish-English bilingual Catholic school in northwest Denver, founded in 1999 by the Sisters of Loretto, the Jesuits and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. In this video, Susan Swain SL tells the history of the founding and growth of this dual-language, multi-cultural elementary school. “Whether you’re Hispanic or Anglo,” she says, “you still have respect for both cultures.” Continue reading

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Loretto Spotlight: Alicia Zapata CoL


Alicia Zapata RSM is a Loretto Co-member who serves as Director of the Farm Worker Ministry, Inc. in Auburndale, Fla., where she has worked for 29 years. For many of those years, she worked alongside Pearl McGivney SL, the Loretto Community’s current president. Continue reading

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Loretto History: Father Nerinckx and Abolitionism


March 27-29, 2014, Barbara Ann Barbato SL and Annie Stevens SL attended the American Catholic Historical Association’s conference at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. There, Annie presented a paper on Father Charles Nerinckx – the Sisters’ founding priest – and his relationship to the abolitionist movement in Kentucky. Because of his own experience as a refugee forced into hiding in Belgium, Nerinckx came to Kentucky determined to help the poor, including slaves and orphans. Continue reading

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Loretto Earth Network News is Up


The winter issue of Loretto Earth Network News is online! In it, you’ll find a reportback on a Loretto visit to Guatemalan mines, learnings on Midwestern eco-agriculture, and more. Continue reading

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Interfaith Voices Wins a Wilbur


Congratulations to Interfaith Voices, a public radio show about religion hosted by our own Maureen Fiedler SL, which is a recent recipient of A Wilbur Award. According to its website, the Wilbur Awards “honor excellence by individuals in secular media – print and online journalism, book publishing, broadcasting, and motion pictures – in communicating religious issues, positive values and themes during 2013.” Continue reading

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A Week of Learning and Action at the UN


Loretto at the UN just hosted 50 students, teachers and Loretto members at the 58th annual UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) – its biggest delegation yet! High school girls and boys from Nerinx Hall High School, St. Mary’s Academy, Kansas City Academy and Regis Jesuit High School will convene in New York City for a packed week of events with governments, UN agencies, NGOs and other members of civil society engaged in the global conversation around gender equality. The week was chock-full of learning opportunities and active participation among women and girl advocates. Here we offer you … Continue reading

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Loretto Spotlight: Jane Kosters CoL


It was the most entertaining graduation day event they’d ever been to, said a cluster of sisters who reside at the Denver Loretto Center. They attended Co-member Jane Kosters’ clown school “matriculation” ceremony March 9 in Denver. Each graduating clown performed a skit to introduce his or her new persona. Jane calls herself a “sophisticated hobo clown” taking the name Krinkles “because it rhymes with ‘wrinkles’, and I have many of those!” Continue reading

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A Global Education at the UN


Next week Loretto at the UN will host 50 students, teachers and Loretto members at the 58th annual UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) – its biggest delegation yet! High school girls and boys from Nerinx Hall High School, St. Mary’s Academy, Kansas City Academy and Regis Jesuit High School will convene in New York City for a packed week of events with governments, UN agencies, NGOs and other members of civil society engaged in the global conversation around gender equality. Continue reading

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Celebrating Rural Women, Part 2


The conference room was decorated with many handmade quilts and several posters with information on some Kentucky women. A shortened version of the life stories was made into bookmarks by Sister Sharon Kassing. Joyce Minkler provided pipeline-logo t-shirts which could be purchased and used to promote support for that protest. In the outside hallway, one could also purchase beautiful cards made by Sister Sandra Ardoyno as well as some handmade products created by Barbara Wander to benefit children in Haiti. Continue reading

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Celebrating Rural Women, Part 1


“Great things happen when people collaborate!” Thus Karen Cassidy proclaimed as she shared her reflection on the Energy Vision Statement at the Motherhouse on February 14. This was an evening sponsored by the Loretto Earth Network as part of the Loretto Women’s Network winter gathering. Maureen McCormack and Nancy Wittwer facilitated and Martha Fly led the opening song, “O Beautiful Gaia” by Carolyn McDade. Continue reading

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