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Action Alert – Loretto Stands with the Dreamers

By Loretto Community / November 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

On Nov. 12 the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  A large contingent from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), Justice for Immigrants, many denominations and other advocates for immigration justice rallied and prayed at the Court. Now it’s time for us…

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Loretto Magazine – Fall 2019

By Loretto Community / November 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

Read Loretto Magazine Download Loretto Magazine 7,600 years of service to the people of God As of the end of 2019, the vowed Sisters of Loretto currently living have collectively served in various ministries to the People of God for over 7,600 years. Sisters take first vows in Loretto after a preparation period where they…

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Loretto Stands With LCWR in Its Objection to U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

By Loretto Community / November 7, 2019 / 0 Comments
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LCWR Troubled by U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement November 7, 2019 The Leadership Conference of Women (LCWR) was deeply disappointed by President Trump’s 2017 pledge to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement and we are profoundly troubled by the decision to formally request US withdrawal from this critically important international…

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JOB OPENING – LORETTO VOLUNTEER PROGRAM DIRECTOR

By Loretto Community / November 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

LOCATION – DENVER, CO or ST. LOUIS, MO The Loretto Volunteer Program is hiring a new Program Director. The Loretto Volunteer Program carries Loretto values into a new generation by pairing young adult volunteers with direct service and advocacy organizations for a formative year of service and communal living. The Volunteer Program Director oversees all…

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Jubilarians celebrate at the Motherhouse

By Loretto Community / November 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

Loretto celebrated three important anniversaries at the Motherhouse this year: two 75-year jubilees and one 80th. From left: Mary Katherine Hammett SL celebrates her 75-year jubilee with family; Kathleen Tighe SL celebrates her 75-year jubilee with family; Liz Perez SL presents a cake to Mary Genevieve Cavanaugh SL in celebration of her 80-year jubilee. Mary…

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Notes & News

By Loretto Community / November 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

Loretto Magazine – Fall 2019 Volunteer House opens in Denver For the second year in a row, Loretto has opened a new Volunteer House. One year after the founding of El Paso’s house, Denver’s new home opened in August. Three volunteers will spend a year in service: Reilly Love Rebhahn works at Escuela de Guadalupe,…

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Ruth Fitzpatrick Celebrates 25 Years as a Loretto Co-member

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

(Editor’s Note: Information from Mary Hunt, friend of Loretto, and from Ruth’s son, John Fitzpatrick, via Jeannine Gramick) Mary Hunt writes, “Ruth McDonough Fitzpatrick made a signal contribution through her leadership of the Women’s Ordination Conference (WOC) and participation in the Women-Church Convergence. She led with great enthusiasm and savvy.” Mary Louise Denny recalls that…

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Emerging Forms Committee Asks, ‘What is Emerging?’

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

(Editor’s Note:  Reflections from the Emerging Forms Committee)  A question people often ask and wonder about is, “What is really meant by evolutionary consciousness?” We invite you to ponder with us as we reflect on what a few mystics have to say. Teilhard de Chardin speculated that all of nature has two principal dimensions —…

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Loretto, as Part of LCWR Region 13 Leadership, Calls for Recognition of Migrant Family Separation as a Pro-life Issue

By Loretto Community / October 31, 2019 / 0 Comments
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September 25, 2019 We appeal to people who value the dignity of all human life to recognize that the separation of young migrant children from their parents is a significant pro-life issue in our country today. At an age when they should be full of energy and vibrancy, these boys and girls are experiencing the…

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It’s a Banner Year for Webster University in St. Louis

By Loretto Community / October 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

Congratulations to Webster for its best ranking ever in the 2020 US News and World Report Best Colleges. Out of all Missouri institutions in the Midwest University category, Webster was ranked first in St. Louis and third in the state. Many Loretto members know from experience the excellent academic success students achieve at Webster. 2019…

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Remembrance of the Life of Robert Riggs CoL

By Loretto Community / October 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

“I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places so that you may know that it is I the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.”   Is. 45:3 Robert Riggs knew this Scripture well because he found treasures of darkness hidden in his life and in secret places…

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Sally Maresh Proclaims ‘Oh Happy Day!’

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Remarks from Lisa Reynolds, Mary Ellen McElroy and Sally Maresh Lisa Reynolds introduced Sally Maresh at her celebration on Aug. 24 by saying, in part, “In my role as the co-membership coordinator, I am blessed to get to know the co-members-in-process, which makes my job one of the best jobs on the planet! To share…

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