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Erica Stewart Joins the Volunteer Coordinator Team

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Meet Erica Stewart, our new Assistant Loretto Volunteer Coordinator in Denver! Erica’s pronouns are she/her. She recently moved to Colorado and is thrilled to start a new adventure accompanying Loretto Volunteers at the new Denver site. Erica has worked for the past four years at her alma mater, Stonehill College, in Massachusetts, directing its Community Engagement…

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What Seems To Be Emerging?

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

lIia Delio muses on the future of religious life: “I anticipate religious life in the 21st century will be more provisional and local than institutional and permanent. … What form will this new type of religious life take? Many forms, for love and compassion know no bounds.” Ilia suggests “our challenge is to make a radical shift in our thinking…

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Holy Family Holds Elections

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Dema Alfaro, Lucina Mansilla, Dora Garcia and Albina Gaspar were elected to the Holy Family General Council. Loretto sends its prayers and congratulations to these fine women.

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More than 660 LCWR Members, including Loretto, Call on President Trump to Stop All Divisive and Polarizing Rhetoric

By Loretto Community / August 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

In Scotsdale, Ariz., Aug. 14, the 663 Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) members, including Loretto President Barbara Nicholas, affirmed and issued a letter to President Trump beseeching him to end all divisive rhetoric. Also at the conference and affirming the letter were Loretto executive committee members Cathy Mueller, Sharon Kassing, Vicki Schwartz and Mary Catherine Rabbitt. The full…

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Fake News Along the Santa Fe Trail

By Loretto Community / August 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Susanna Pyatt In 1867, three Sisters of Loretto – Sisters Kostka Gauthreaux, Alphonsa Thompson, and Isabella Trealler – set out from Kentucky and Missouri to follow the Santa Fe Trail to New Mexico. There they would join other Sisters in the growing work undertaken by Loretto in the American Southwest. The three Sisters traveled…

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Loretto Attends Presentation by Harvard Divinity School Fellows

By Loretto Community / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lisa Reynolds and Sally Maresh Angie Thurston and Casper ter Kuile, the two Harvard Ministry Innovation Fellows who were part of the Emerging Forms presentation at our 2017  Assembly, spoke in Denver April 17, on “Responding to the Needs Of Millennials: ‘How We Gather.’ The Harvard Women’s Studies in Religion hosted their talk.  The…

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SMA Students Spend Spring Break at Loretto Motherhouse

By Loretto Community / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Christine Boss St. Mary’s Academy selected several girls to participate in a trip from Denver to the Loretto Motherhouse over spring break. It was the first time that the AP (Advanced Placement) environmental science students had an opportunity to travel to the Motherhouse. The trip’s intent was for us to learn more about the…

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Kay DeMarea Celebrates Her 70th Jubilee

By Loretto Community / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Kay DeMarea celebrated her 70th Jubilee April 25 at Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky. She was joined by her housemate and friend, Suzanne Reasbeck. They both enjoyed the delicious celebration meal at the Motherhouse following the April 25 Jubilee/Foundation Day Mass. Kay said that ‘everything had been worth it, and they had been wonderful years.’…

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Loretto Earth Network News – Summer 2019

By Loretto Community / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Mary Katherine Hammett Celebrates Her 75th Jubilee

By Loretto Community / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

(Editor’s Note: The following are remarks on Mary Katherine Hammett given April 25, 2019, at the Motherhouse by her niece, Jane Hammett O’Gorman.) By Jane Hammett O’Gorman Mary Katherine’s younger brother, John “Johnny” Hammett, wasn’t able to travel from Kalispell, Mont., to attend MK’s jubilee. When asked to share some family stories about MK, Johnny…

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Pentecost Reflection

By Loretto Community / June 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

Pentecost Sunday, June 9, 2019Reflection from the Loretto Earth Network We read in Acts 2: “When the day of Pentecost came, all the believers were gathered together in one place. Suddenly there was a noise from the sky which sounded like a strong wind blowing, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.…

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Unraveling the Background of Victoria Whitehair’s Sampler

By Loretto Community / June 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Susanna Pyatt One of my favorite objects in the Loretto Heritage Center collections is an embroidery sampler signed “Victoria Whitehair, Osage Mission, 1859.” Victoria stitched the English alphabet five times in different styles on a linen background, interspersing her lines with decorative patterns. She joined other female students across Europe and America in creating…

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