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Guatemala Snapshots: Continuing the Guatemala Sister Community Trip

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2018 /

By Pat Geier Editor’s Note: In January, Mary Ann McGivern, Irma Avila, Alicia Ramirez and Pat Geier spent 10 days in Guatemala visiting our sister community, Las Hermanas de la…

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Welcome, New Loretto Co-Members Julie Popham and Sally Maresh!

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2018 /

Loretto welcomes its newest co-members, from left, Julie Popham and Sally Maresh. (Photos courtesy of Lisa Reynolds)

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CSW62 (Commission on the Status of Women) – 2018

By Loretto Community / March 28, 2018 /
A group of people lean in for a photo in a large, high ceiling-ed space.

2018’s CSW (Commission on the Status of Women) had the priority theme of “challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.” It reviewed…

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Loretto Takes Part in U.N.’s 62nd Conference on the Status of Women and Girls

By Loretto Community / March 23, 2018 /
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Loretto History Through Comics

By Loretto Community / March 22, 2018 /

By Laurel Wilson Throughout their 200-year history, Lorettos have seen the importance of sharing their past. Numerous Sister of Loretto have used their writing talents to record the history of…

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Loretto’s Second Century

By Loretto Community / March 21, 2018 /

“A Century of Change,” a book initiated by PJ Manion with the writing of 20 Loretto community members, was published just in time for the 2012 Loretto Jubilee. Judi Jennings,…

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Our Second Archivist, M. Matilda Barrett

By Loretto Community / March 8, 2018 /

By Katie Santa Ana In June of 1968, author Paul Horgan wrote to Sister Mary Luke Tobin SL: “I have never forgotten the kindness and generosity of my reception at…

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Loretto Earth Network News – Spring 2018

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2018 /
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Building Relationship Through Loretto Presence

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2018 /

By Kay Carlew and Maria Visse Editor’s Note: In 2016 the Ghana Sister Committee realized that for the two communities, the Daughters of the Most Blessed Trinity (FST) and Loretto,…

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“A small spot of land …” (Part 1)

By Loretto Community / February 22, 2018 /

By Betty Lyn Parker The Heritage Center has a beautifully conserved print of Little Loretto, the original home of the Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross.  My…

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Remembrance of the Life of Mary Agnes Richter SL

By Loretto Community / February 10, 2018 /

Sister Mary Agnes began life on the first day of 1925, born in her mother’s hometown of East Las Vegas, N.M. She was the only child of an older couple…

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Remembrance of the Life of Mary Lou (formerly Sister Ann Kathleen Prendergast SL) Steele CoL

By Loretto Community / February 8, 2018 /

Mary Louise Prendergast was born in Fort Collins, Colo., of Catholic parents. Her father, John Prendergast, was a native of Ft. Collins and her mother, Mary Krogh Prendergast, came from…

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