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Mary Helen Sandoval Receives Recognition for Service

By Loretto Community / May 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Recently, Mary Helen Sandoval received stellar recognition for her tireless efforts with Colorado High School Charter (CHSC). Mary Helen  has served on the Board of Colorado High School Charter for 15 years. In 1994 her dear friend, Cyndi Bush Luna, founded CHSC with the mission of creating a pathway for students who had dropped out…

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Easter Blessings from the Loretto Community!

By Loretto Community / April 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

“This is the day the Lord has made,Let us rejoice and be glad!” (Ps. 117)

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Loretto Back at the Border in 2019

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Mary Jean Friel and Mary Helen Sandoval The Latin America/Caribbean Committee sponsored a trip to the Mexican border at Nogales, Mexico. We led the excursion. Due to the strong support of the administrative team of St. Mary’s Academy (SMA), six staff members were able to participate, and the Loretto Volunteer Program sponsored two women.…

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Buds and Blossoms Bloom in the Motherhouse Infirmary

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Story by Sue Rogers, photos by Mary Peter Bruce and Peg Jacobs Buds and blossoms abound on the third floor of the Motherhouse Infirmary. North and south sun make the windows ideal for orchids. They have been in bloom since December, and their glory will last until August. Sharon Thompson of the Infirmary housekeeping staff…

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Meet Keithlee Spangler: Assistant Volunteer Coordinator, Washington, D.C.

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Loretto Volunteer Program recently hired an assistant Volunteer coordinator in Washington, D.C. Meet Keithlee Spangler! Keithlee (pronouns: they/them/theirs) grew up in St. Louis but has settled in the D.C. area to live in intentional community. After living in four different cities in three years, they relocated to D.C. to work as an advocate on…

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A Reflection on Opening Up

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Melissa Feito, a second-year Loretto Volunteer During opening retreat at the Loretto Motherhouse last August, Loretto Volunteers received this advice: “Seek communities outside of your home community.” It might sound a little pessimistic at first. Aren’t our Loretto communities supposed to be a place where we feel welcomed, supported and loved? As a second-year…

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Infirmary Community Re-Elects Members of Resident Council

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Betty McWilliams and Mary Peter Bruce January 2018 the Commonwealth of Kentucky added two new regulations affirming the Infirmary Resident Council. One was that the council should elect a president, vice president and secretary. The other was that the Infirmary should provide not only physical care but holistic care. In the spring of 2018…

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Remembrance of the Life of Marcia Elise André CoL

By Loretto Community / March 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

April 26, 1937 – March 14, 2019 I was born on April 26, 1937, in St. Mary’s Catholic Hospital in Clarksburg, W.V., to loving Christian parents. My mother, daughter of a Northern Baptist minister, was an English teacher; unfortunately, she had to give up her job when she married because the sentiment of the day…

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Remembrance of the Life of David Livingston Edwards, former CoL

By Loretto Community / March 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Dec. 29, 1947 – March 4, 2019 (Following the example of his wife Kaye, David Edwards enthusiastically embraced Loretto Co-membership and faithfully lived as a Co-member from 1998 to 2018. Because of continuing health concerns which sapped his energies and reduced his ability to participate, David resigned from co-membership. In the following month he learned…

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2019 Lenten Reflections

By Loretto Community / March 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

During this Lenten Season, Loretto will be adding to our website a daily Lenten reflection published by the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Click here to view the reflections. We are grateful to them for allowing us to repurpose their reflections during this holy season.  The LORD is close to the brokenhearted. Psalm 34:19 Broken is an…

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Profiles of Community Leadership

By Loretto Community / March 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Meet the new team for 2019-2021! Below are brief biographies of our president, vice president, Executive Committee and Community Forum members. Barbara Nicholas SL, President Educated at Webster College in St. Louis, Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and Adelphi University in Garden City N.Y., I taught science at Visitation-Holy Ghost Schools in St. Louis for…

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2019 Lenten Reflections – LEN

By Loretto Community / March 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

LEN Lenten Reflection March 6, 2019LEN Lenten Reflection March 13, 2019LEN Lenten Reflection March 20, 2019LEN Lenten Reflection March 27, 2019LEN Lenten Reflection April 3, 2019

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