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Christina Manweller

Editor of Loretto Magazine, Christina’s nonfiction and poetry has appeared in numerous publications. For many years she served as Director of Communications for a Colorado-based peace and justice organization. Her background also includes English and writing instruction at a local community college, digital and print design work, and photography. One of her joys is visiting the Loretto Motherhouse once or twice a year.
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Immigration justice

By Christina Manweller / February 20, 2024 /
A black and white photo of somebody in a hoodie, shorts and sneakers back to the camera, putting their hands on the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked…

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100 years ago…

By Christina Manweller / September 22, 2023 /
Sepia toned photo of a large crowd in front of the Loretto Academy school building in El Paso during its opening in 1923.

Loretto Academy in El Paso opened its doors On the occasion of this important milestone, Mary E. “Buffy” Boesen SL writes: It’s hard to believe that 100 years have gone…

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Mary Luke Tobin Award 2023

By Christina Manweller / September 22, 2023 /
Photo of a young white woman with blonde/brown hair smiling.

The senior recipients, in their years at Holy Family, have consistently echoed the cry of the poorest of our society for dignity and labored in their own way for justice…

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‘Ti Pa, Ti Pa Na Rive!’ Little by Little, We Will Continue! Resourceful Haitians Put One Foot in Front of the Other

By Christina Manweller / June 19, 2023 /
A black and white image of a large group of people in head dresses smiling around a banner in a house that reads, "Ti pa, ti pa na rive!" Little by little, we will continue.

By Christina Manweller with Barbara Wander CoL The Little Sisters have 42 missions across Haiti that include schools, clinics, hospitals, orphanages, centers for the elderly, agriculture centers and professional centers.…

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Ann Manganaro SL: Poet

By Christina Manweller / June 19, 2023 /
Purple book cover with the title: "Give Me a Living Love: The Poems of Ann Manganaro SL

The out-shining, out-reaching sea-Strange mystery of life at lastBursting forth in us. Excerpt from “March 1981” Ann Manganaro SL wrote, “I sing of the light behind the sky” (1/1/1981). In…

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The adventurous life of Rod Hernley, Loretto’s Denver tech guru

By Christina Manweller / April 1, 2023 /
A bearded man standing in front of an electronics working station smiling for a photo.

“If I had to describe Rod in three words, they would be gracious, generous and calm. In the 12 years I’ve known him, he has always made time to assist…

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Paying a call on Loretto’s faithful partners at Sunset Printing

By Christina Manweller / March 1, 2023 /
A man and women embracing one another and smiling for a photo next to a printing press.

We enter Sunset Printing’s lobby to find Kim Clem bidding welcome with a beautiful smile. Kim and Eddie Clem have been running Sunset Printing since 2008 when they took over…

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Welcome to Knobs …

By Christina Manweller / February 20, 2023 /
Two story brick building with white trim around the front posts, door and window frames.

Knobs Haven: Warm, welcoming retreat spaces for individuals and groups Knobs Haven is ‘a place of wholeness in a fragmented world.’ A retreatant describes Knobs HavenLoretto Magazine, 1981 Hospitality and…

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Cedars of Peace: Retreat hermitages in the sacred woods of Kentucky

By Christina Manweller / February 20, 2023 /
Small wooden cabin with a front porch.

… rest a while Sojourners on life’s journey find gifts abounding at Cedars. Quiet is interspersed with bird symphony. Solitude rocks you in gentle arms. Body and soul encounter deep…

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Come away

By Christina Manweller / February 19, 2023 /
Looking up to the canopy of tall trees, with sunlight filtering through the leaves.

When people are here, they are immersed in a healthy ecosystem and experience themselves as part of it.’ Susan Classen CoLCedars of Peace caretaker Welcome! The Loretto Motherhouse retreat centers,…

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Loretto’s ecumenical retreat centers welcome you

By Christina Manweller / February 17, 2023 /
Sunlight streams in through an open window onto an easy chair flanked by a table and floor lamp. Green woods are visible through the window.

Cherishing the peace at Cedars The first time I stayed at Cedars of Peace, coming from a busy city and work, it took a full day for my breathing to…

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Loretto in Bolivia: Planting seeds for compassionate change

By Christina Manweller / July 1, 2022 /
Archival photo of a three story building with gabeled wings at both ends of the building.

“We are in the city of La Paz, Bolivia, in a beautiful valley with an imposing mountain, the Illimani, which is the guardian of the city and at the same…

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