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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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Imelda Wallace and Old Mrs. Sullivan’s Curse

By Loretto Community / February 8, 2018 /

By Laurel Wilson As I process the personal papers that sisters donated to the archives, I learn about the varied lives and careers that Sisters of Loretto have had. One…

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Loretto Co-member Joins in Honolulu Nuclear Siren Protest

By Loretto Community / February 5, 2018 /

Loretto Co-member Rosemary Casey shared the photos with this post of her taking part in a recent nuclear siren protest in Honolulu, where she resides. The “Campaign NonViolence: Building a…

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LACC — Why Sanctuary, Why Now?

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2018 /

By Maureen Flanigan The Loretto Latin America Caribbean Committee met for a “face-to-face” the first weekend in January with full hearts and a full agenda. The theme of “intention” guided…

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Saying ‘Yes’ Again

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2018 /

A group of Loretto sisters renewed their vows at the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass this past Dec. 8 at Nerinx Hall. Co-members joined in renewing their commitment of…

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Our First Archivist, M. Antonella Hardy

By Loretto Community / January 18, 2018 /

By Katie Santa Ana This article marks a first for the Loretto Heritage Center, posting from Nerinx, Kentucky: the inaugural post for our new blog, LOREtto. Through this platform, we…

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Loretto Joins with LCWR to Denounce Trump Administration’s Decision to Rescind Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans

By Loretto Community / January 11, 2018 /

The Loretto Community joins with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in strongly denouncing the cruel decision by the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than…

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Remembrance of the Life of Elizabeth Annette (Betty) Connor CoL (formerly Sister M. Annunciata SL)

By Loretto Community / January 7, 2018 /

Elizabeth Annette Connor was born in Iowa City, Iowa, the middle child among six siblings: Dick, Kathleen, who died at age 4, and Jim; then younger siblings Dan, Bob and…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Carol (formerly Sister Mary Gerard SSM) Kaiman SL

By Loretto Community / December 23, 2017 /

Carol Mary Lucienne Kaiman submitted an autobiography to the Loretto Heritage Center on June 10, 2014, with a note: “Read at my wake or funeral.” At the same time and…

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Denver Loretto Center Celebrates Fitting ‘Goodbye’

By Loretto Community / December 19, 2017 /

“Loretto came to be and comes to be through the creative Spirit of God, whose grace worked powerfully in our founders and continues to work in the community as a…

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Loretto Community Supports 2017 U.N. Treaty to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

By Loretto Community / December 14, 2017 /

The Loretto Community firmly and unequivocally supports the 2017 U.N. Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons. We call upon the President and Congress of the United States of America, where we…

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Portrait of Dr. Ann Manganaro SL To Hang at Nerinx Hall

By Loretto Community / December 11, 2017 /

A beautifully framed copy of the portrait titled “Sister Ann” was presented to the student body of Nerinx Hall following an all-school Mass Dec. 8 at the Loretto-sponsored all-girls Catholic…

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