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Loretto Magazine – Winter 2024

By Loretto Community / February 20, 2024 /
Cover of Loretto Magazine winter 2024. Photo of seven women posing together on the front steps of a building. Text at the top reads: Inside... Loretto's new Justice Fellowship program, Loretto welcomes migrants, Pioneers at Loretto Heights College ... and more

Download Read Loretto Magazine Loretto Spotlight Video – Annie Rosenkranz A letter from Loretto President Barbara Nicholas SL As I write, it is certainly wintertime here in North America. The…

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At Loretto Living Center compassion and love remain front and center

By Loretto Community / February 20, 2024 /
Eight smiling women of a variety of racial backgrounds wearing pink and colorful nursing scrubs pose in front of a beach background with a beachball and inflatable flamingo as props.

Michelle Essex, administrator at the Loretto Living Center in Nerinx, Ky., shares her views on the Center and its mission in an inspiring video about the Motherhouse (find the link…

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Loretto pioneers of education in the West

By Loretto Community / February 20, 2024 /
Sepia toned photo of a college building surrounded by trees. A Celtic cross graces the building's tower.

Loretto Heights College The bodies of 62 Sisters of Loretto who had been buried in the cemetery at Loretto Heights College in Denver were moved to a new resting place…

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A letter from Loretto President Barbara Nicholas SL – Winter 2024

By Loretto Community / February 20, 2024 /
Head shot of Sr. Barbara Nicholas taken outside on a sunny day.

Dear Reader, As I write, it is certainly wintertime here in North America. The wooly worms whose development gets our attention in Kentucky during late fall kept us on alert…

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Loretto heeds the pope’s latest urgent plea on behalf of Earth and all life

By Loretto Community / February 20, 2024 /
A sprawling green field of grass landscape on a bright blue day with scattered clouds in the sky as a yellow flower pops up on the left side.

Loretto learned about Laudate Deum, Pope Francis’s follow-up to his encyclical, Laudato Si’, at its October 2023 Community Gathering. Laudate Deum is a call to heed the gravity of the…

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Leadership of Loretto presidents guides Community ever forward

By Loretto Community / February 19, 2024 /
Five recent Loretto presidents pose for a photo.

Hurray! Congratulations! Thank you! In every Election Assembly that Loretto experiences, applause and cheers ring out following the election of a president. The work of the Holy Spirit woven into…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Pauline (formerly Sister Mary Agnesetta) Albin SL

By Loretto Community / February 18, 2024 /

Loretto Sister Pauline (formerly Sister Mary Agnesetta) Albin died Feb. 18 at the Loretto Living Center in Nerinx, Ky. Pauline had been accompanied by many Community members in her final…

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Loretto Spotlight Video – Annie Rosenkranz

By Loretto Community / February 14, 2024 /
A woman with strawberry blond hair in a blue shirt smiles at the camera.

Together this year, our Loretto Justice Fellows will contribute more than 3,300 service hours to partner organizations at the U.S./Mexico border while connecting with each other and Loretto Community members.…

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Loretto Justice Fellowship – First Semester Report

By Loretto Community / February 14, 2024 /
Two hands hold a bright flame next to the words "Loretto Justice Fellowship"

The Loretto Justice Fellowship is moving ahead with year two of our evolved program model! As we move into the future, it’s important we remain responsive to and transparent with program…

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Catholic Sisters organize Lenten fast for an end to gun violence

By Loretto Community / February 14, 2024 /

Published by Global Sisters Report, February 2024 This Lent, supporters of Nuns Against Gun Violence have pledged to fast for an end to gun violence. To date, more than 175…

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Lent: A time to listen to Gospel call to ready ourselves, be open to God’s grace

By Loretto Community / February 12, 2024 /
A rainbow is seen through bare branches, glowing amidst the evening clouds.

Many years ago, Dr. Seuss wrote a book called “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.” Many thought it was just for children, not so! There is a message there for you…

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Loretto Motherhouse embraces visiting artists, groups, who, in turn, do same

By Loretto Community / February 5, 2024 /
Seven women gather for a lighthearted photo at a dinner table in Jeanne Dueber's art studio.

The book of Genesis tells us, “The Lord is definitely in this place, and I didn’t know it. This sacred place is awesome.” (Gen.28: 16-17) Of course, all Loretto members…

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